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A walk through Savannah

March 7th, 2010 at 10:57 am

SPRING HAS ARRIVED!!! For today at least. It was so beautiful today I could practically feel the joy of the city.

I grabbed the dog, the camera and meandered around town for a few hours.

Now that I am back I thought I might take you on a picture tour of parts of the city. These pictures are not of the commonly seen Savannah houses- the tours and guides take visitors around "The historic district" which consists of about 6 square miles- but Savannah and it's beauty stretch much farther than the Historic Districts boarders.

First picture is a glimpse of my street...


My next door neighbors house:


This next house is 2 blocks from my house. The house was burned in a fire and sold about a year ago at a public auction for $40,000! The owners live in Germany and I heard they would be coming to Savannah this summer to start the restoration work. I am very excited to see the progress.


Below is the Kiah museum. The previous homeowner was named Virginia Jackson Kiah. She was a local African American artist and was very involved in the Civil Rights movement. She turned her own home into a museum and featured art from around the world and also local artists work. Her husband was one of the first African American presidents of..I think it was University of Georgia. When she died she left the house to the local college of Arts but they have not done anything with it and it has obviously fallen into severe disrepair. It's a shame. Ironically the college named a whole building after her too.


A few blocks farther away:


Below is the Gingerbread House.That's it's real name, though I'm not sure why. It is a showstopper of a house. It is located pretty far from the Historic District so only locals and architect buffs know about this house. Apparently it is one of the best representations of this style of architecture in the South East. It recently was for sale for $2.5 million dollars.


Below is one of my favorite houses in Savannah. I don't think anyone really knows it's here. It's on an obscure street and is a bit run down. But it is just so cool looking. King of like a Victorian Castle.


I snapped this house because the colors remind me of Alice in Wonderland:


This is the only house in Savannah that I can find with Heart Handrails. It's another house that no one notices- but I always delight in walking by it and wondering what it is like to live in a house with hearts carved into the architectural details!


Someone was VERY courageous to choose these paint colors:


Some cool houses. I don't know what type of house they are though.


These are some more run down castles houses. One is abandoned and the other looks like it might be close to abandoned. But I think with some TLC these buildings could be show stoppers.


Another run down house that will one day be beautiful.


This is the "Funny Eccentric Wing House". It's located in a not so great area of the city so I always have a ball walking friends by it. Even people living in Savannah have usually never seen it! I cant figure it out other than it's painted wild colors and someone put a lot of effort into it!




These are "BB's Castle Houses" These can be found when you turn onto the street that also has our "Impulsive Purchase". BB has been in love with these 2 houses since we came to Savannah and I think a big reason he wanted to buy The Impulsive Purchase is because it is a block from these 2 beauties. I must admit- I am looking forward to getting to know the owners of these houses and getting a chance to go inside.


A better pic...


And THIS is the reason I wanted The Impulsive Purchase. This purple Victorian sold just as we moved to Savannah and it has always been on my list of favorite houses. It's only 4 doors down from The Impulsive Purchase!


This is a Church that was converted to condos. Construction is just about done and the condos are up for sale now. This church is a block from The Impulsive Purchase in the other direction.


And since The Impulsive Purchase is on the edge of the Historic District, the houses start getting prettier and better kept up...


And once you are in the Historic District, you will be able to relax in one of the 21 historic squares that fill the 6 square miles (though there are also many squares outside of the Historic District). Below is Whitfield Square:


13 Responses to “A walk through Savannah”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Great pics ! Thanks for posting ! :-)

  2. Purple Flower's Says:

    Beautiful houses! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Oh Savannah is just so beautiful. thank you for the wonderful pictures.

  4. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    What a pretty little town. Can you imagine picking up all these lovely houses and fixing them up? What a dream true!

  5. janh Says:

    Such beautiful and inspiring homes! No wonder you love walking your neighborhoods. I bet it will be really lovely when things start to bloom. Thanks for the tour!

  6. KellyB Says:

    Wow, what great pics and interesting architecture! Thanks for "showing us around" your town.

  7. minnie1928 Says:

    I've often thought about stopping in Savannah on our way down to Orlando in the summer, but never have. Thank you for taking the pictures, they are really beautiful!

  8. baselle Says:

    Very high noon in the Garden of Good and Evil. Smile Loved the pics.

  9. campfrugal Says:

    Savannah was on my bucket list. Now I don't have to go there. Thanks for the virtual tour. Now you need to go to the downtown district and get some pics to show me and then make your way to the ocean, a few pics of that would also be cool. Love it.

  10. Homebody Says:

    Can't wait to see Savannah for real and not just beautiful pictures. I live where there is much Victorian architecture including this mansion:

    http://ingomar.org/

    I have been inside a few times, it is a private club. We had our 30th high school reunion there.

  11. Thrifty Ray Says:

    wow...so amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    I loved this! Beautiful pictures!

  13. whitestripe Says:

    love the photos. it makes me want to go and take photos of our town and share as well Smile though there's nothing as gorgeous as there is in yours.

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