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Savannah Then and Now - People and Places is a photographic tour de force of one of America's best-preserved cities. Pairing vintage photos with their modern-day equivalent, it takes in many of the elegant squares first planned out by James Oglethorpe in pre-Revolutionary Georgia.The preservation movement is strong within the city and many of the match-ups show the delapidated state of the Victorian District, and the dramatic transformation that has taken place in the last twenty years.All the large 18th-century house museums are featured including Mercer House (made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Davenport House, Wayne- Gordon House, Harper-Fowlkes House, and the Green-Meldrim House occupied by Sherman in 1864 after his march to the sea.
About the Author
Polly Wylly Cooper is a true Savannahian, born in 1940 in the Telfair Hospital for Women. Her books include: Sand Between Our Toes, Tybee Days, Isle of Hope - Images of America, A Visitors’ Guide to Savannah, Savannah Guidebook, and Bluff Drive and the Isle of Hope Churches. She lives on the Isle of Hope.