Pulaski Square

Pulaski Square

Laid out in 1837 and named in honor of the Polish revolutionary hero, Casimir Pulaski, who died during the Siege of Savannah, Pulaski Square is another of Barnard Street’s quiet, residential squares.

Hand Tree

Pulaski Square is devoid of monuments; there’s not even one honoring its namesake (Pulaski’s obelisk is in Monterey Square). But Pulaski does have the most impressive collection of Southern Live Oaks of all Savannah’s squares, making it an agreeable place to pass through, or relax for a spell.

Live Oaks, gorgeous residences, Spanish Moss. Let’s see, there’s something missing. Ah yes, SCAD of course! There’s not a corner of the city without the university’s sticky, paint-caked fingers all over it. The college put its stamp on Pulaski Square in 1995 by purchasing its most stately building, the red brick Pulaski House. Originally built in 1915 by the Jewish Educational Alliance, it’s now used as a girl’s dormitory.

Location on our Savannah Map

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Double Shining
Cozy in Summer
Row Happyness
Iron Handle Pulaski
Spanish Moss Church
Winter Savannah
Cotton Red Door
Pulaski Square
Nature Taking Over
Savannah Gas Lamp
Narrow Buildings
Nard Street Savannah
Pulaski Fence
Savannah Heart
Pulaski House
SCAD Pulaski
Savannah Bench
Walking Tour
Pulaski Schark
Pulasky Was Here


  • Gil

    The artist Ray Ellis lived in the house at the NE corner of Harris and Barnard. A parrot hung in a cage on one of the porches on the side of the house. On the SE corner of the square on Charlton Street stood a vacant lot. The owner built a plug-ugly house that resembled a cartoon ship, or that’s what it looked like to me. This didn’t sit well with the late Mills Lane, founder, owner and operator of the renowned Beehive Press. Mills lived on the NW corner of Harris and Barnard. Mills bought the offensive house, razed and built a more pleasing house in its place. Mills was a cousin to another Mills Lane, the famous fight referee. The Lanes are a prominent Savannah family which quietly behind the scenes, for generations, were civic shakers and movers in Savannah and Atlanta.

    January 16, 2011 at 10:58 am
  • William

    You could always recognize a SCAD building by all the bikes parked out front.

    January 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm