Historic Savannah Foundation collection of architectural drawings and maps
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Historic Savannah Foundation collection of architectural drawings and maps

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Historic Savannah Foundation.
Title: Historic Savannah Foundation collection of architectural drawings and maps
Dates: 1734-1997
Extent: (1 box, 60 maps) 3.5 cubic feet
Identification: MS 2291
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Historic Savannah Foundation was founded in 1955 by seven women in Savannah, Georgia. committed to saving the Davenport House from demolition. The Foundation's mission is to preserve and restore historic buildings and sites; to protect Savannah's historic city plan; to advocate compatible new development; to educate the public in preservation principles and techniques; and to enhance the livability of Savannah historic districts.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two series of architectural drawings and maps. Series 1 contains architectural drawings for different sites throughout Savannah, Georgia that were collected by the Savannah Historic Foundation from 1994 to 1997. Included are drawings for the following buildings and sites in Savannah: Trinity Methodist Church, old J.C. Penny building, 324-326 East Bryan St., 402 East State St., Drayton Street Garage; 410 East Bryan St., 109 East Jones St., 532 East Jones St., 466 Montgomery St., 348 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 501 Tattnall St., 101 Bull St., 526-528 East Taylor St., Gwinnett Street Townhouses, 417 East Charleton St., Oglethorpe Brewing Company, 206 East Broughton St., 411 West Congress St., Bull St. Ramp and River St., 511-513 Jones St., 320 Habersham St., Keester Residence, 414 East Macon St., and 416 East Huntingdon St. Series 2 contains a variety maps and views of Savannah and the vicinity, including several surveys by John McKinnon, maps illustrating the defenses of Savannah, and the Gordon view of Savannah. Maps date from 1734-1948, with the majority being reproductions of 18th and 19th century originals.


Index Terms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Architecture--Georgia--Savannah.
Historic Savannah Foundation.
Historic buildings--Designs and plans.
Historic buildings--Georgia--Savannah.
Maps.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Historic Savannah Foundation collection of architectural drawings and maps, MS 2291, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Historic Savannah Foundation, 1994.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Architectural drawings, 1994-1997

Box: 1
Old J.C. Penny building
324-326 East Bryan St
Trinity Methodist Church
Keester Residence
416 East Huntingdon St
Drayton Street Garage
410 East Bryan St
109 East Jones St
532 East Jones St
466 Montgomery St
348 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
501 Tattnall St
101 Bull St
526-528 East Taylor St
526-528 East Taylor St
Gwinnett Street Townhouses
417 East Charleton St
Oglethorpe Brewing Company
206 East Broughton St
411 West Congress St
411 West Congress St
Bull St. Ramp and River St
511-513 East Jones St
320 Habersham St
414 East Macon St
402 East State St
 

Maps, 1735-1948 and undated

Map 01: Showing original city squares, garden lots, and trust lots with table listing grantees for each - copied from a copy by John McKinnon, undated
Map 02: Gordon view of Savannah, 1734
Map 03: Map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 04: Plan of the town of Savannah taken from the rebels on December 29, 1778, copied from original by M. C. Kollock, 1891 April
Map 05: Sketch of the southern frontier of Georgia extending from the mouth of the Savannah River to Augusta, by Archibald Campbell / engraved by William Faden, 1780
Map 06: Map of the city of Savannah and its vicinity showing original Oglethorpe plan overlaid with defenses for Revolutionary, Civil, and Spanish-American wars with index for various buildings and points of historic interest, compiled by J. Gardner / drawn by J. N. Oemler, 1914
Map 07: Plot of tract of swamp land in proximity to Savannah known as Bewlie, property of the Honorable John Morell, unsigned, undated
Map 08: Portion duplicating Map 27, Chart of Savannah River, presented to Thomas Young Esquire by surveyor John McKinnon, 1825 August 6
Map 09: Survey of plot of land purchased by Patrick Graham, Esquire, containing two tracts of 500 acres, surveyed by Yonge and Ellis, 1752
Map 10: Savannah River chart, surveyed by John McKinnon for Thomas Young, Esquire, 1825
Map 11: Plan of the city of Savannah and fortifications in 1757 by M. P. Muller
Map 12: Savannah and Atlanta Railway Co. map showing foundation tract of Port Wentworth and vicinity, unsigned, 1930
Map 13: Survey of 121 acre tract of land at southern point of Argyle Island belonging to Thomas Gibbons, Esquire, surveyed by John McKinnon, 1880 May 21
Map 14: Map of the county of Savannah with crest "Dieu et mon droit" unsigned, undated
Map 15: Survey of lots formerly called Trustee's Gardens, including old Fort Wayne, purchased by U.S. government, surveyed by John McKinnon, 1812 July 25
Map 16: Portions duplicating Map 03, map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 17: Plan of portion of the Hermitage tract, compiled by City Engineer's office, 183? May 24
Map 18: Duplicate of Map 07, plot of tract of swamp land in proximity to Savannah known as Bewlie, property of the Honorable John Morell, unsigned, undated
Map 19: Map of the defenses of Savannah including works at Whitemarsh Island, unsigned, undated
Map 20: Savannah and vicinity guide for short tours and plantations, by East Georgia Planning Council, 1937 February 12
Map 21: Land survey of Brazos, TX for Rex Harding, surveyed by A. Lindsey, 1935 March 5
Map 22: Map of the vicinity of Savannah compiled from old county maps of John McKinnon, undated
Map 23: Map of harbor and port of Savannah with insert of wharf lots by Thomas & Hutton Engineers, Savannah Port Authority, 1948 June
Map 24: Copy of survey of land on Savannah River called Twickenham, property of Miles Brewton Esquire, surveyed by John Fenwick Esquire August 1785, copied by H. Ravenel in Charleston, 1818 October
Map 25: Map and guide of a portion of historical Savannah, compiled and copywrited by Harry A. Chandler, 1917
Map 26: Street map of Savannah, unsigned, 1929
Map 27: Chart of Savannah River, presented to Thomas Young Esquire by surveyor John McKinnon, 1825 August 6
Map 28: Survey of land of William Gibbons by Zara Powers, February 17th 1830, addition to survey added by Crowers, 1842 May 2
Map 29: Map of the estate of Thomas Young Esquire, including Springfield and Rae's Hall plantations, surveyed by C. Stephens, 1838 January 20
Map 30: Color-coded map of the squares, garden lots, and trust lots of Savannah including chart listing grantees of each, by John McKinnon, undated
Map 31: Map of Savannah and surrounding area, compiled exclusively from certified plots and maps of the most eminent local surveyors by Charles G. Platen, 1875
Map 32: Duplicate of Map 03, map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 33: Plan of city of Savannah from tracing by George O. Conway Jr., 1939
Map 34: Copy of Map 03, O.M. Poe defenses of the city of Savannah map from 1864, overlayed with new infrastructure current to 1940 and including legend of same, prepared by State Highway Board of Georgia in cooperation with the Federal Works Agency Public Roads Administration, 1940
Map 35: Plan and profile of Fort George on Cockspur Island, by William Gerard de Brahm, 1761
Map 36: Hermitage family tree, unsigned, undated
Map 37: Topographical map showing proposed drainage through McAlpin lands, by city engineer Ford, 1889 July
Map 38: Chart of the coast, rivers, and inlets of the province of Georgia, surveyed by Joseph Avery and others, published by J.F.W., 1780 February 1
Map 39: Portion duplicating Map 20, Savannah and vicinity guide for short tours and plantations, by East Georgia Planning Council, February 12, 1937, unsigned, undated
Map 40: Copy of survey of Newington Village made by Samuel B. Sweat on March 18, 1846, by Joseph M. Shellman, undated
Map 41: Copy of survey of Mulberry Grove tract belonging to Colonel Edward Harden by John McKinnon, copy by John R. Tebeau, 1819 February 1, 1887 October 4
Map 42: Duplicates of Map 07, plot of tract of swamp land in proximity to Savannah known as Bewlie, property of the Honorable John Morell, unsigned, undated
Map 43: Portions duplicating Map 03, map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 44: Plan of Yamacraw lots for Joseph Gibbons, surveyed by Henry Yonge, 1790 November 1
Map 45: Duplicates of Map 30, color-coded map of the squares, garden lots, and trust lots of Savannah including chart listing grantees of each, by John McKinnon, undated
Map 46: Duplicates of Map 27, chart of Savannah River, presented to Thomas Young Esquire by surveyor John McKinnon, 1825 August 6
Map 47: Resurvey of a tract of land for Reverend Hutchins, by Joseph Shellman, undated
Map 48: Survey of land belonging to Henry M. Stoddard and divided into 1074 lots with chart naming recipients of these lots, by O.P. Law, 1873 March 15
Map 49: Duplicate of Map 07, plot of tract of swamp land in proximity to Savannah known as Bewlie, property of the Honorable John Morell, unsigned, undated
Map 50: Copy of survey of land on Vernon River known as Bewlie possessed by M. Stephens Esquire, taken from M. Avery's original survey at the request of N. Stephens, by Henry Yonge, 1753 August 28
Map 51: Sketch of Coffee Bluff and Rose Dhu tracts in Chatham County, by M.B. Grant, 1876 January
Map 52: Index map of Savannah River showing works constructed from 1804-1896, also location of rice plantations under cultivation and abandoned, unsigned, undated
Map 53: Duplicate of Map 03, map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 54: Duplicate of Map 03, map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 55: Duplicate of Map 15, survey of lots formerly called Trustee's Gardens, including old Fort Wayne, purchased by U.S. government, surveyed by John McKinnon, 1812 July 25
Map 56: Copy of surveys of Christ Church in Georgia parish by James Brown, copied by Georgia Writer's Project, 1772 July 7 and Septebmer 4, 1941
Map 57: Portion duplicating Map 03, map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 58: List of Chatham County land grants and plots, unsigned, 1737-1859
Map 59: Duplicate of Map 03, map illustrating the defenses of the city of Savannah and the operations resulting in its capture by troops of W.T. Sherman, December 21, 1864, by O.M. Poe, Chief of Engineers of Sherman's army, compiled, 1880-1881
Map 60: Resurvey of land at south point of Argyle Island belonging to Thomas Gibbons Esquire, by John McKinnon, 1880 May 21