Landmark Historic District
Pristine Condo on Crawford Square! Classic Savannah oak greets you at the door and welcomes you into this three story wonder! The main floor is a dedicated entry space with the common areas on the second floor and bedrooms on the third. Abundant lighting throughout brings life to this new construction home within its historical shell. The kitchen and living room are complemented by their own original Savannah brick fireplaces. Fall in love with the local Georgia heart pine flooring throughout and enjoy romantic views of Downtown Savannah from these gorgeous windows! Enjoy privacy from entertaining with both bedrooms on the third floor. Both are spacious with ample storage space and shared fabulous bathroom! Bonus! This condo is currently an active Short-Term Vacation Rental! Tucked away on a quiet square, there is an active social community waiting to welcome you! Venture outside and discover all of Downtown Savannah right outside your door!
- Offered at $500,000
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1.5 Bathrooms
- 1,368 sq ft
- Great Location on Quiet Crawford Square
- Local Georgia Heart Pine Flooring Throughout
- New Solar Shades
- Original and Historically Preserved Savannah Grey Brick Fireplaces
- Fully-Equipped Kitchen
- Ample Storage Space
- Tall Ceilings
- Recessed Lighting
- Spacious Stand-Up Shower
- Active Short-Term Vacation Rental Certificate
Landmark Historic District
The heart of Savannah’s history
Savannah’s Landmark Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. It is one of the largest historic landmarks in the country. Its boundaries are East Broad Street, Gwinnett Street, MLK Boulevard and the Savannah River. Some of the significant buildings that were saved and restored include The Pirates’ House (1754), an inn mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book “Treasure Island”; the Herb House (1734), oldest building in Georgia; and the The Olde Pink House (1789), site of Georgia’s first bank. The birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (completed in 1821), now owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. as a memorial to their founder.
The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, built in 1812 as a mansion, was one of the South’s first public museums. Restored churches include: The Lutheran Church of the Ascension (1741); Independent Presbyterian Church (1890) and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (1876), one of the largest Roman Catholic churches in the South. The First African Baptist Church was established in 1788. Savannah’s Temple Mickeve Israel is the third oldest synagogue in America.
In the last 10 years more than 50 million people came to visit Savannah, drawn by its elegant architecture, ornate ironwork, fountains and green squares. Savannah’s beauty is rivaled only by the city’s reputation for hospitality and a vibrant economy that pulses strongly. The Port of Savannah is one of the busiest in the country. Institutions of higher education are plentiful and include the Savannah College of Art and Design; a home-spun powerhouse in the realm of the Arts. Gulfstream is an exclusive maker of fine, private luxury jets and its marque is recognized around the world. Several large, excellent hospitals are nationally ranked and continue to expand their services.
By design, Savannah and its Landmark Historic District are microcosms that pulse with activity of all sorts from bars, to restaurants, to guest houses, retail and more. Life in the Landmark Historic District is a joyous reflection on the push and pull of city life as well as a study of the most famous urban forest and cityscape in the country. Lush green and booming business co-habitate side-by-side creating a synergy unrivaled by any other city.
The Landmark Historic District, is significant for its distinctive grid plan as well as its 18th and 19th century architecture. The district encompasses the original town plan laid out in 1733 by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of the British colony of Georgia. Today Downtown Savannah retains much of this plan based on divisions also called wards, squares, and “trustee lots”. Most of the original squares remain and are surrounded by fine examples of buildings in the Georgian, Greek Revival, and Gothic styles.
Savannah’s recorded history begins in 1733. That’s the year General James Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ship “Anne” landed on a bluff high along the Savannah River in February. Oglethorpe named the 13th and final American colony “Georgia” after England’s King George II. Savannah became its first city.
Oglethorpe laid the city out in a series of grids that allowed for wide open streets intertwined with shady public squares and parks that served as town meeting places and centers of business. Savannah had 24 original squares; 22 squares are in existence today.
During the American Revolution, the British took Savannah in 1778 and held it into 1782. After independence was secured, Savannah flourished. Soon, farmers discovered that the soil was rich and the climate favorable for cultivation of cotton and rice. After the invention of the cotton gin on a plantation outside of Savannah, the city rivaled Charleston as a commercial port.
With the wealth brought by cotton, residents built lavish homes and churches throughout the city. Pre-Civil War Savannah was praised as the most picturesque and serene city in America. It was known for its grand oaks festooned with Spanish moss and its genteel citizenry. The Georgia Historical Society was founded in that era and magnificent Forsyth Park acquired its ornate fountain, a sight worth seeing.