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Poetter Hall

 
 
Poetter Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Poetter Hall Marker
Inscription. Paula and Richard Rowe, along with May and Paul Poetter, founded the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1978. In March 1979, the college purchased its first building, this former Savannah Volunteer Guards Armory, built in 1892. The college named the building Preston Hall after its architect, William Gibbons Preston, and it has become the flagship building of an expanding campus throughout the Historic and Victorian districts of Savannah. The college`s restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of this and numerous other historically significant structures have been recognized by the Historical Savannah Foundation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Preston Hall was renamed Poetter Hall to honor the invaluable contributions of May Poetter who served as Vice President for Admission, and Paul Poetter, who served as Comptroller, from 1978 to 1997 when both were elected to the Board of Trustees.

Dedicated on Founders' Day, October 11, 1997
 
Erected 1997 by Savannah College Arts Design.
 
Location. 32° 4.387′ N, 81° 5.642′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bull Street, on the left when traveling south.
Poetter Hall former Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Poetter Hall former Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory
Click for map. Near Madison Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340-344 Bull Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Savannah Volunteer Guards (here, next to this marker); Ogeechee Road (a few steps from this marker); Augusta Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemansonry (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Square, British Southern Line of Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherman's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Madison Square (within shouting distance of this marker); History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
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Poetter Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 29, 2009
3. Poetter Hall Marker
Poetter Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 29, 2009
4. Poetter Hall Marker
 
 
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