the cotton exchange located on the factors walk was built in 1887. the handsome romanesque building was designed by boston architect william gibbons preston. near the cotton exchange are numerous shops, restaurants, and bars.
Savannah Cotton Exchange
The Savannah Cotton Exchange, built in 1886 by Boston architect William Gibbons Preston, bustled with commercialactivity when Savannah was the world's leading cotton port. Cotton prices were set for the world market within the exchange. Savannahian's nicknamed the exchange, King Cotton's Palace, in reference to the wealth acquired by the city due to cotton. The red-brick building is built in the Queen Anne style. The red brick Queen Anne-style building, by architect William Gibbons Preston, is notable for stubby pilasters, intricate classical detailing, low relief decorative terra cotta work and steep gables.