William Gibbons Preston Architecture Photos

William Gibbons Preston (1844-1910), a Boston architect, designed some of Savannah, Georgia's most impressive Romanesque buildings, including the Cotton Exchange. His Boston buildings include Mechanic's Hall & Boston University Law School.

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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.Terracotta pediment & cupola of 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.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.Former Chatham County Courthouse now administrative center on Wright Square. 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.Former Chatham County Courthouse (1889) now administrative center on Wright Square. Savannah, GA. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: William Gibbons Preston.
Chatham County Courthouse sign. Savannah, GA.Clock tower detail of old Chatham County Courthouse. Savannah, GA.Arched portal of Chatham County Courthouse. Savannah, GA.Arched window & terra-cotta detail of Chatham County Courthouse. Savannah, GA.
Chatham County Courthouse sign. Savannah, GA.Clock tower detail of old Chatham County Courthouse. Savannah, GA.Arched portal of Chatham County Courthouse. Savannah, GA.Arched window & terra-cotta detail of Chatham County Courthouse. Savannah, GA.
Independent Presbyterian Church between Wright & Chippewa Squares. Savannah, GA.Steeple of Independent Presbyterian Church where Woodrow Wilson was married. Savannah, GA.Poetter Hall. Savannah, GA.
Independent Presbyterian Church (1891) between Wright & Chippewa Squares. Savannah, GA. Architect: William Gibbons Preston.Steeple of Independent Presbyterian Church where Woodrow Wilson was married. Savannah, GA.Poetter Hall (1892) (342 Bull St. on Madison Square) (former Savannah Volunteer Guards Armory, now a SCAD campus building). Savannah, GA. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: William Gibbons Preston.

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