Orleans Square to Crawford Square

Orleans Square to Crawford Square, Savannah, Georgia (B)

This section will cover the homes and other important buildings on and around Orleans, Chippewa, and Crawford Squares along with Colonial Park Cemetery.

On Orleans Square stands the Champion-McAlpin-Fowlkes House, a Greek Revival masterpiece. From here travel east on McDonough Street to Chippewa Squareand numerous historic homes and churches. Nearby on Bull Street is the stately First Baptist Church, Savannah’s oldest standing house of worship. Also on Bull Street is the Savannah Theatre, America’s oldest theatre in continuous operation.

Further east on McDonough you come to the historic Colonial Park Cemetery thought to be haunted by the ghost of Rene Asche Rondolier. Continuing east you arrive at Crawford Square and its flower surrounded gazebo.

Laid out in 1815, this square was named to honor General Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans. The German Memorial Fountain in the center of the square, installed in 1989, pays tribute to the German immigrants to Savannah, and venerates the 250th anniversary of Savannah and Georgia. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Orleans Square to Crawford Square
Guide Location: USA » Savannah
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sarah Hurst
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.inzanouts.com
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Orleans Square
  • Savannah Civic Center
  • Champion-McAlpin-Fowlkes House
  • Chippewa Square
  • Stoddard-Lawton House
  • Philbrick-Eastman House
  • First Baptist Church
  • Independent Presbyterian Church
  • Savannah Theatre
  • Colonial Park Cemetery
  • Crawford Square