Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonial Town Gate
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 Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.624′ N, 81° 5.281′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on E. State Street near Habersham, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Columbia Square opposite the Davenport House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Berrien House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnard House (about 400 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Era • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on September 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on June 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.