Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Savannah, Georgia

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, erected in 1898, is one of the largest Roman Catholic Cathedrals in this section of the country.

Owens-Thomas House
Most perfect example of English Regency in Savannah, built in 1817, it is work of noted English Architect William Jay.  It is now administered by the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences as an authentic house museum.

Beautiful Victory Drive
(U.S. Highway 80)
Savannah, Georgia
Built as a memorial to Savannah's soldiers of World War I, this is said to be the longest palm and azalea lined drive in the world.  It passes through picturesque residential sections and on to the little town of Thunderbolt and Savannah Beach and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

The Eugene Talmadge Bridge
Savannah, Georgia
The Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge dedicated as a memorial to the late former Governor of Georgia, was built at a cost of $14,600,000.  The structure is 6,034 ft. long with a vertical clearance of 135 feet over the Savannah River.


  1. Ooh! I wanna go down that palm tree and azalea lined drive.

  2. At the bottom left of the Cathedral is The Sisters of Mercy Convent. Jefferson Davis' (President of the Confederacy) daughters were schooled here for a short period of time. To the left of the convent is St. Vincent's Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school started by the Sisters of Mercy. (It began as a boarding school.)