Charles Oddingsells cottage offers a glimpse into 18th century Savannah with its clapboards, shed dormers and wood shake roof. As is often the case, the porch is a later addition.
An example of American Classical Revival typical of the Georgian and Federal Periods, this house was built for the estate of John Eppinger in the early 1820s. It was moved from West Perry Street to its current East Bryan Street location.
As the first house designed by a trained architect in Savannah, the Owens-Thomas House started trends still being emulated in Savannah. William Jay's training occurred in London during the Regency Period when classical elements were mixed liberally with new technologies.
Although not officially a denomination at the time, Methodists trace a Savannah connection to the 1730s when John Wesley arrived as an early preacher in the colony. Trinity Methodist is one of many Greek Revival buildings in Savannah. It dates from the 1840s when John Hogg designed it.
John Stoddard's Italianate home dates from the 1860s. It has been attributed to John Norris and uses a style he was well versed in with elements such as segmental arches, paired sash windows and bracketed eaves.
Second Empire homes are often unexpected in the South as they became popular after the Civil War. This pair, designed by DeWitt Bruyn for John Martin and A.J. Miller, is capped by a style defining Mansard roof.
Built as in Inn for Honoria Foley in the 1890s, this structure was designed in a Victorian Gothic Revival style by Henry Urban. It includes an oriel window, corbel table and decorative brickwork.
Chatham County Courthouse serves as extension office. Court is held in a newer building nearby. Designed in the 1880s by W.G. Preston, this building is influenced by the Romanesque Revival style of H.H. Richardson but anticipates the Art Nouveau of Scottish architect, C.R. Mackintosh.
The Federal Courthouse was completed in the 1890s by Jeremiah O'Rourke and extended in the 1930s by William Aiken. It is heavily ornamented with Romanesque arches, decorative panels, spandrels, frieze and eave brackets all of Georgia marble.
Dewitt Bruyn designed an eclectic mansion for William Kehoe in the 1890s. Brick, terracotta and iron are the dominant building materials used for the Italianate, Greek Revival and Renaissance elements adorning this Queen Anne mass.
One of Savannah's early skyscrapers, the Forest City Hotel Company completed this structure designed by W.L. Stoddart in the early 1900s. Inspiration for buildings of this type was coming from Chicago architect Louis Sullivan.
The Lindsay & Morgan Company sold furniture and carpets from this 1920s building. Art Deco tile work along the top of the building and a vertical orientation is emphasized by a contrasting brick detail between the windows.
Now used as a dormitory for the Savannah College of Art and Design, the former Downtowner Motor Inn employs principles from the Bauhaus School. Frilly ironwork shows a transitional quality to a building where shape, space and material highlight its functionality.
Federal Government offices cover a third of Heathcote Ward. They represent the period when historical references such as banded rustication, punched-hole fenestration and large front porches indicate a late 20th century reaction to the previous decades.
Moshe Safdie's design for the contemporary wing of the Telfair Museum of Art was completed in March 2006. The Jepson Center for the arts reminds Savannahians of their tradition for incorporating new design into Oglethorpe's original system of wards, squares and lanes.