Savannah Squares Self Guided Walking Tour - Print or Mobile Guide

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Troup Square

Although it is one of the smaller squares in Savannah, Troup Square is nonetheless quite distinctive. First laid out in 1851, the square was named for George Michael Troup, a senator, congressman, and Governor of Georgia. Resting in the square is a Victorian-era bronze armillary surrounded by six bronze turtles. If you are not familiar with this term, it is an astronomical model that represents the relationship that exists between celestial circles. Troup Square is also sometimes known as Dog Bone Square because of the presence of a unique cast iron water fountain just for pets.

Along the west side of the square is the Unitarian Universalist Church. Constructed in 1851, it is believed that the song we now know as “Jingle Bells” was written by James Pierpont while he served as the choir director and organist of the church. Prior to the Civil War, the church was forced to close due to its abolitionist beliefs.

The Civil War interrupted much of the development around the square. Consequently, many of the row houses located in this area were constructed after 1870. The row of stucco homes located at 410-424 East Charlton Street was built by John McDonough. Visitors should make a note of not only the beautiful Italianate styling of these homes, but also the bay windows and segmental arches.

Located at 313-315 East Charlton is a pair of side-hall homes that were constructed in 1852. Notice the steep gable ends and tall dormers of these homes.

There is also a row of brick homes on East Charlton that was constructed in 1882 and reflects the Italianate style. With their segmental arched openings and raised basements, these homes are quite distinctive.


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