Due to the brilliant designs of British general James Oglethorpe in the early 1700s, the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia, is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the country. With the help of this invaluable guide, saunter through Savannah’s history-filled streets and squares and tour the city’s oldest buildings and majestic homes, such as the Mercer House and the De Soto Hotel. Savor the histories and traditions of the relics of the romantic past and wander down the brick sidewalks under the city’s hundred-year-old oaks. This guide also describes the many public gardens, galleries, museums, and areas of commerce before and during the Civil War and even includes a few of the pirate legends and ghost stories for which the city is famous. Accompanied by charming photos, this work provides insight into life in the 1800s, Savannah’s Historic Plan, industry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and local art, all of which are revived in these pages.
About the Authors
Polly Powers Stramm is an award-winning journalist, the author of several books, and the co-author of St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah
and Mr. Dickey’s Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes from a True Texas Pit Master.
She has written for several publications, including USA Today, Time,
A Savannah native, Stramm writes books that revolve around the history of the city and its residents. Stramm and her husband, Steve, live in Savannah, Georgia.
Janice Shay, owner of the book-packaging company Pinafore Press, is an award-winning book designer who has produced cookbooks and art, garden, gift, and children’s books. For her efforts in design, Shay received the Comstock Award and the Jane Addams Peace Price for Children’s Literature. She previously served as an art director for magazines such as Rodale’s Scuba Diving and Atlanta. Shay lives in Savannah, Georgia.
WALKING TOURS OF OLD SAVANNAH
By Polly Powers Stramm and Janice Shay
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
TRAVEL / United States / South / General
TRAVEL / Hikes & Walks
160 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
65 b/w photos 7 b/w maps
ISBN: 9781455617845 pb