Savannah Historic District (Savannah, Georgia)

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Savannah Historic District
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences (Savannah, Georgia).jpg
Telfair Academy
Savannah Historic District (Savannah, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Savannah Historic District (Savannah, Georgia)
Location Bounded by E. Broad St, Gwinnett St, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and the Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia
Coordinates 32°4′28″N 81°5′30″W / 32.07444°N 81.09167°W / 32.07444; -81.09167Coordinates: 32°4′28″N 81°5′30″W / 32.07444°N 81.09167°W / 32.07444; -81.09167
Area ca. 1,300 acres (530 ha)[1]
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Federal
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000277
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 13, 1966[2]
Designated NHLD November 13, 1966[3]

The Savannah Historic District is a large urban U.S. historic district that roughly corresponds to the city limits of Savannah, Georgia, prior to the American Civil War.

The area was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1966,[1][3] and is one of the largest districts of its kind in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966).[4]

Each year, the Savannah Historic District attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century architecture and green spaces. The district includes the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third-oldest synagogue in America), the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America), the old Colonial Cemetery, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and Old Harbor Light.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b James Dillon (1977) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: The Savannah Georgia NHL Historic District, National Park Service and Accompanying 25 photos, from 1964, 1973
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Savannah Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Savannah". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Savannah Information". Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 

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