A Nonny Moose (clandestiny) wrote,
A Nonny Moose

Savannah, Georgia 2017 but looking backwards to 1893

The First African Baptist Church, Franklin Square, has 5000 communicants.
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We now reach the beautiful Forsyth Park, with its pines, roses, coleas, palmettoes, oleanders, jasmines, cacti, magnolias, etc. In the centre is a fountain. The Parade Ground forming an extension of the park towards the S., contains a fine Confederate War Monument. At the S. end of the Parade Ground is the Telfair Hospital. At the corner of Whitaker and Gaston Sts., adjoining Forsyth Park on the W., is Hodgson Hall, with the library and collections of the Georgia Historical Society.
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This is the fountain discussed above.
A plaque nearby reads: "In the 1840s, William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) conceived the idea of setting aside ten acres of wooded land at this site for development of Savannah's first recreational park. It was named for former Georgia Governor John Forsyth (1780-1841). William Bischoff created the original landscape design. In the early 1850s improvements to the park included removal of some pines for walkways and ornamental planting, benches, and iron fencing around the perimeter. In 1854 the fountain and radiating walks were added. Originally created as a military parade ground, the twenty-one-acre Park Extension was added in 1867. The dummy forts were built in c.1909 and used for training during World War I."

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These photos above are of the Confederate monument, which is a monument to the Confederate dead, not as a tribute to the Confederate states.

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Down this lane is Telfair hospital, which is now a senior residence, but I didn't walk that far.

...in Telfair Place, is the Telfair Academy, which is well worth a visit (Director, Carl L. Brandt). It contains a collection of casts (incl. the 'Farnese Bull'), a selection of paintings, and various objects of art and historical interest. Among the paintings are good works by Kaulbach, Julian Story, Ducker, Szyamowski, J. von Brandt, and C. L. Brandt (Albrecht Durer in his studio, Head of Christ). The picture-gallery is adorned with mural paintings by Schraudolph and panels by C. L. Brandt.
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The guidebook I've using, from 1893, talks about this academy when it first opened. However, today, not all of the above art pieces are still there or on display, so I used the internet to hyperlink to the above artists, so you can see what I wanted to see...
Tags: 1893 nyc, mundania, pix
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