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Chatham Square to Whitefield Square (4 Squares)

Chatham Square To -Whitefield Sqiuare Map in Savannah GA.
W. Taylor and E. Taylor Street (4 Squares):

Points of Interest:

Chatham Square

  • Gordon Row - Series of 15 four story homes in a row
  • Barnard Street School - 212 West Taylor Street

Monterey Square *****

OneMercer Williams House - Monday - Saturday 10:30a - 3:40p | Sun 12:30p - 4:00p

TwoTemple Mickve Israel - Monday - Friday, 10:00a -12:00p | 2:00p - 4:00p
       Closed on Jewish and federal holidays.
       The tour lasts thirty to forty-five minutes.

FiveArmstrong Mansion

Calhoun Square

ThreeWesley Monumental United Methodist Church
       Tours Every Friday at 10:00a  (Tour is 1 hour)

FourMassie Hertiage Center - Hours:  Monday - Saturday 10:00a - 4:00p | Sunday 12:00p - 4:00p

Whitefield Square

  • First Congregational Church - 421 Habersham Street

 

Chatham Square

Chatham Square in Savannah GA.Chatham Square Map.
Points of Interest

  • Gordon Row - Series of 15 four story homes in a row
  • Barnard Street School - 212 West Taylor Street

Chatham Square was laid out in 1847 and named in 1851 for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. Chatham Square was one of the last Squares to be built. The square is located on Barnard, between Taylor and Gordon Streets. Chatham Square is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax with the old oak trees giving the square a lot of shade especially on a hot summer day.

There are two buildings of interest at Chatham Square. The first is the Barnard Street School (now owned by SCAD). This historic structure, completed in 1901, is located at 212 West Taylor Street is known for its distinctive Italian tile roof. The Square was used as a playground for the students of the Barnard Street school. The other interest is a set of buildings called Gordon Row. It is a series of 15 four story homes in a row. Today they are used as rental properties.

 

Monterey Square *****

Monument at Monterey Square in Savannah GA.Monterey Square Map
Points of Interest

OneMercer Williams House - Monday - Saturday: 10:30a - 3:40p | Sunday 12:30p - 4:00p

TwoTemple Mickve Israel - Monday - Friday: 10:00a - 4:00p (last tour is at 3:00p)
       Closed on Jewish and federal holidays.
       The tour lasts thirty to forty-five minutes.

FiveArmstrong Mansion

Monterey Square was laid out in 1847 and was named to commemorate the capture of the city of Monterey, Mexico in 1846. In the center of the square is a monument built to honor General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to Savannah seeking a better life and sacrificed his life in the Siege of Savannah in 1779.

Directly facing the Monterey Square is the Mercer-Williams house which was featured in the book " Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. The Mercer-Williams House had begun being built around 1860 but was not completed until after the Civil War. The house was finally completed in 1871. It is located at 429 Bull Street.

This square also is home to Congregation Mickve Israel, which is one of the few Gothic-style synagogues in America, dating from 1878.

Monterey Square is located on Bull, between Taylor and Gordon Streets, and is widely considered to be the most picturesque of Savannah's squares. All of the surrounding buildings but one (the United Way Building) are original to the square.

 

Calhoun Square

Calhoun Square in Savannah GA.Calhoun Square Map in Savannah GA.
Points of Interest

ThreeWesley Monumental United Methodist Church
       Tours: Every Friday at 10:00a and last 1 hour.

FourMassie Hertiage Center 
       Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00a - 4:00p | Sunday 12:00p - 4:00p

Calhoun Square was named for John C. Calhoun, known as “the Great Orator of the South. This square was laid out in 1851 along Abercorn Street. It is the only square with all of its original buildings intact. It is located on Abercorn, between Taylor and Gordon Streets.

Located on Gordon Street near Calhoun Square is the historic Massie Heritage Interpretation Museum. The school was built in 1856 with funds bequeathed by Peter Massie, to the city, which was used to educate underprivileged children.

Many beautiful homes in the Greek revival style were built around Calhoun square during the early 1800s. The elegant home at 426 Abercorn features a beautiful doorway, high stoop, marble steps and exterior details. Also, notice the wrought iron camellia on the south side of the house.

There are other beautiful homes, townhouses, row houses and the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, built in 1868, surrounding this square.

 

Whitefield Square

Gazebo at Whitefield Square in Savannah GA.Whitefield Square Map in Savannah GA.
Points of Interest

  • First Congregational Church - 421 Habersham Street

Whitefield Square was laid out in 1851 and was the final square built. It is named for the Rev. George Whitefield, founder of Bethesda Home for Boys in the 18th century which is still in existence on the south side of the city. Whitefield Square is located on Habersham, between Taylor and Gordon Streets.

Most of the houses around this square were built after the Civil War in the late Victorian or Queen Anne style. A beautiful gazebo stands in the center of the square, keeping with the Victorian “seaside” theme for the neighborhood.

A notable building facing the square is the First Congregational Church.