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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colonial Town Gate

Davenport House

 
 
Colonial Town Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
1. Colonial Town Gate Marker
Inscription. In 1757, during the administration of royal Governor Henry Ellis, a line of earthwork defenses, including a palisade, was erected around Savannah. Immediately west of this marker was located Bethesda Gate, one of the six entrances into the town. Through Bethesda Gate passed the Sea Island Road connecting Savannah and the tidewater settlements to the east and southeast.

This square, Known as Columbia Square, was laid out in 1799. Facing it on the north is the “Davenport House,” one of the handsomest examples of Georgian architecture in the South. This finely proportioned dwelling, completed in 1820 was designed and built by its owner, Isaiah Davenport (1784-1827), one of Savannah’s outstanding builder-architects.

In 1956 the “Davenport House” was restored by Historic Savannah Foundation as the first preservation project of that organization. It is open to the public at certain times during the week.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-75.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.624′ N, 81° 5.281′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham
Colonial Town Gate - Davenport House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Colonial Town Gate - Davenport House Marker
County. Marker is on E. State Street near Habersham, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Columbia Square opposite the Davenport House. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barnard House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Owens-Thomas House (about 400 feet away); Richardson-Owens-Thomas House (about 500 feet away); Police Officers Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Owens-Thomas House (about 500 feet away); 1812 Wesley Chapel (about 500 feet away); Police Station Steps (about 500 feet away); Second Baptist Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. History Of the Davenport House. Saving the Davenport House from the wrecking ball was the founding act of the Historic Savannah Foundation. (Submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Old Town Trolley Tours stop 8. about Davenport House and 2 Historic homes plus Colonial Park (Submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraLandmarksNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Davenport House...324 E. State Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. Davenport House...324 E. State Street
Davenport bought and sold several lots in the city and grew wealthy
Colonial Town Gate Marker and Davenport House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
4. Colonial Town Gate Marker and Davenport House
Davenport House image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934
5. Davenport House
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,6-3
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Davenport House image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
6. Davenport House
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,6-2
 
 
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