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Bonaventure Cemetery Tours
"Bonaventure Cemetery Tours - Stories EternalOscar Wilde called it ""Incomparable."" John Berendt gave it to the world in the pages of ""Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil."" Through 250 years few cemeteries have touched the hearts and minds of artists and people as has Bonaventure. Saying the name to a Savannahian is like speaking of their fondest friend. Let us guide you through her 100+ acres and reveal things that simply can't be understood or experienced by simply going there on your own. Like a great dinner party a part of Bonaventure's ritual is having a local make your acquaintance to all of the interesting characters but before introducing you
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Sixth Sense Savannah Ghost Tours
"Since 1995 Sixth Sense Savannah Ghost Tours™ has been the leader in uncovering Savannah's haunted heritage. From voodoo rituals to exorcismsSixth Sense has seen it all. Now's your chance to learn from the experts why Savannah has been deemed ""America's Most Haunted City!"" Savannah is a city like no other. Here the spirits of the dead walk the streets with the living and houses are o hags human possessions hidden cemeteries disembodied spirits
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Savannah Historic and Secret East Side Food Tour
"Bring your appetite and begin your walking tour on Savannah's famed Liberty Street. As you stroll through some of the many peaceful pretty squares on the district's east side your knowledgeable local guide will talk about Savannah's rich history regal architecture and singularly southern culture.  Your first stop will be Smith Brothers Butcher Shop Savannah’s oldest butcher shop with much more than carved meats. From there make your way to other famous restaurants and some out-of-the-way finds which may include 17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant
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City Hall Tips (4)

city hall

savannah's city hall is located at the intersection of bay and bull streets. designed in 1905 by hyman whitcover, it was inspired by the chicago worlds fair and the "city beautiful" movement. city hall was carefully sited to provide a spectacular vista for bull street.

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Jan 06, 2011

See City Hall's Golden Dome

Savannah's City Hall is the most distinctive building in town with its clocktower topped with a gold dome and a toering American flag. It is interesting to note the dome was historically copper, but was coated in gold leaf as recently as 1987.

Here is the description from the plaque at City Hall:

City Hall is the first building constructed by the citizens of Savannah expressly and exclusively to serve as the seat of municipal government. Opened on January 2, 1906 it has served continuously in this role since that date. City Hall was preceded on this site by the City Exchange, built in 1799 and razed in 1904. Along with municipal offices, the City Exchange housed the Custom House, a post office, and newspaper offices. City Hall was designed by Savannah architect Hyman W. Witcover and built 1904-1905 by the Savannah Contracting Company during the administration of Mayor Herman Myers. It is a Renaissance Revival structure of granite and limestone exterior. The original copper dome was first gold leafed in 1987.

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Ewingjr98
Aug 23, 2009

Savannah City Hall

The first group of settlers landed in Savannah in 1733. The colonists, led by Oglethorpe, settled on a small bluff overlooking the Savannah River. City Hall now occupies the very spot where Oglethorpe and the settlers first camped. City Hall was designed in 1906 by architect Hyman Wallace Witcover. It was initially the site for the City Exchange, which was destroyed by a hurricane in the late 19th century. The City Exchange was Savannah's first major building and served as headquarters for government, business, and entertainment throughout the nineteenth century.

City Hall is one of the few buildings in Savannah that meets the sky in an interesting way. City Hall is known as one of the three buildings in Georgia referred to as the "Gold Dome." On the front of the building is a plaque giving recognition to the first steamship to cross the ocean, the SS Savannah. City Hall is four stories high and made of limestone and brick.

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Jun 09, 2005

City Hall

City Hall. Don't know much more about it.

What do you want from me? I spent most of my time at the bar in Savannah.

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Nov 04, 2003
 
 
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