Colonial Town Gate; Davenport - GHM 025-75 - Chatham Co. GA
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N 32° 04.624 W 081° 05.284
17S E 491688 N 3548981
Quick Description: Colonial Town Gate Davenport state historical marker located in Columbia Square, Habersham and State Streets, Savannah.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 8:22:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM4ME1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

Colonial Town Gate; Davenport


In 1757, during the administration of royal Governor Henry Ellis, a line of earthwork defenses, including a palisade, was erected around Savannah. Immediately west of this marker was located Bethesda Gate, one of the six entrances into the town. Through Bethesda Gate passed the Sea Island Road connecting Savannah and the tidewater settlements to the east and southeast.

This square, Known as Columbia Square, was laid out in 1799. Facing it on the north is the "Davenport House," one of the handsomest examples of Georgian architecture in the South. This finely proportioned dwelling, completed in 1820 was designed and built by its owner, Isaiah Davenport (1784-1827), one of Savannah's outstanding builder-architects.

In 1956 the "Davenport House" was restored by Historic Savannah Foundation as the first preservation project of that organization. It is open to the public at certain times during the week.

GHM 025-75 Georgia Historical Commission 1959

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: GHM 025-75

Date: 1959

Sponsor: Not listed

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