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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Savannah City Hall
 
Savannah City Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 2008
1. Savannah City Hall Marker
 
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2006 by the Georgia Historical Society and the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah. (Marker Number 25-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.857′ N, 81° 5.452′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Bay Street near Drayton Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 E. Bay St., Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
 
Gold Domed City Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 2005
2. Gold Domed City Hall
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central Railroad & Bank Bldg. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chatham Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The "John Randolph" (within shouting distance of this marker); Chatham Artillery's (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chatham Artillery's (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Customhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Oglethorpe's House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Savannah City Hall. Savannah is a city and port in Georgia, on the Savannah River, 29 km/18 mi from its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean; population 320,013 (2006 estimate). It is a major port and transportation hub on the eastern seaboard. Industries include paper- and food-processing, and the manufacture of aircraft, transportation equipment, and chemicals. Tourism is also important to the economy. Founded in 1733, Savannah was the capital of Georgia 1754–86, and was the first US city to be laid out in geometrically regular blocks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Georgia Historical Society. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Savannah City Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Savannah City Hall
 

2. Savannah, Georgia in TheFreeDictionary. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
City Hall's Gold Dome, on right, as seen from the Savannah River Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2006
4. City Hall's Gold Dome, on right, as seen from the Savannah River
 
 
Savannah City Hall image, Click for more information
Historic American Buildings Survey
5. Savannah City Hall
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,61-16
Click for more information.
 
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