Cotton Exchange & Factor's Walk, Savannah Photos

Savannah was founded on a defendable ridge beside the Savannah River. River Street runs along the bottom of the ridge & with Bay Street along the top. Trading warehouses, which rise up the cliff, have now been converted to shops & restaurants creating a lively riverfront. The upper city-side Bay-Street level became the site of the prestigious offices including the famous Cotton Exchange building & Savannah's City Hall opposite other public buildings.

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Savannah Cotton Exchange [aka Freemasons Hall]. Savannah, GA.Savannah Cotton Exchange building with winged-lion fountain surrounded by cast iron fence. Savannah, GA.Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Winged-lion fountain before Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.
Savannah Cotton Exchange (1886) [aka Freemasons Hall]. Savannah, GA. Architect: William Gibbons Preston.Savannah Cotton Exchange building with winged-lion fountain surrounded by cast iron fence. Savannah, GA.Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Winged-lion fountain before Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.
Terracotta pediment & cupola of Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Portal detail of Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Terracotta details of Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Savannah Cotton Exchange seal over door where this important commodity was traded. Savannah, GA.
Terracotta pediment & cupola of Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Portal detail of Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Terracotta details of Savannah Cotton Exchange. Savannah, GA.Savannah Cotton Exchange (1872) seal over door where this important commodity was traded. Savannah, GA.
The Thomas Gamble Building on Factors Walk where cotton & other shipping commodities were traded. Savannah, GA.John Stoddard's Upper Range on Factors Walk. Savannah, GA.Buildings on Factors Walk where traders stood on bridges to survey cotton below. Savannah, GA.Buildings on Factors Walk. Savannah, GA.
The Thomas Gamble Building on Factors Walk where cotton & other shipping commodities were traded. Savannah, GA.John Stoddard's Upper Range (1859) on Factors Walk. Savannah, GA. Architect: John S. Norris.Buildings on Factors Walk where traders stood on bridges to survey cotton below. Savannah, GA.Buildings on Factors Walk. Savannah, GA.
River Street cotton warehouses now converted to shopping & pedestrian mall along Savannah River. Savannah, GA.Balconies & strollers along River Street. Savannah, GA.Savannah City Hall on Bay St. seen from Bull St. Savannah, GA.Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.
River Street cotton warehouses now converted to shopping & pedestrian mall along Savannah River. Savannah, GA.Balconies & strollers along River Street. Savannah, GA.Savannah City Hall on Bay St. seen from Bull St. Savannah, GA.Savannah City Hall (1901). Savannah, GA. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: Hyman Wallace Witcover.
Dome of Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Dome of Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Clock on Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Lamp on Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.
Dome of Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Dome of Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Clock on Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Lamp on Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.
United States Custom House. Savannah, GA.Granite columns of United States Custom House each weighing 15 tons brought from Quincy, ME. Savannah, GA.Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce building at Bay & Drayton Streets. Savannah, GA.
United States Custom House (1848-52). Savannah, GA. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: John S. Norris. On National Register.Granite columns of United States Custom House each weighing 15 tons brought from Quincy, ME. Savannah, GA.Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce building at Bay & Drayton Streets. Savannah, GA.

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