Greene Square

Named after revolutionary hero Nathaniel Greene, whose monument and burial site is at Johnson Square, Greene Square was laid out in the 1790s and developed into the center of Savannah’s black population. With a number of beautiful homes encircling it, it’s one of the city’s more enchanting squares.

Greene Square Savannah

The Second African Baptist Church on the northeast side of Greene Square was built in 1802. Though destroyed by a fire and rebuilt in 1925, it retains much of its original interior, such as its benches, chairs and pulpit. This is where General Sherman famously promised to provide each freed slave “40 acres and a mule” after the Civil War.

Greene Square Savannah at Christmas

Pay attention for signs around Greene Square, which reveal the original street names. President Street was originally King Street, and Congress Street was once called Prince Street. (After the American Revolution, we didn’t have any desire to continue honoring the monarchy.) Other signs provide information about Greene Square’s homes. The house on 521 East York Street was built from the famous Savannah gray bricks of the Hermitage Plantation, and at 124 Houston, there’s an early 19th-century wood and stucco house built by Isaiah Davenport; one of the prominent architect’s few remaining structures in Savannah.

Greene Square itself has no monuments or fountains, but is rich in contrast. And its charming houses make it one of the must-see squares in Savannah.

More Greene Square Photos:

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  • One family house Greene Square in Savannah
  • Second African Baptist Church Savannah
  • Old Stair Case Savannah
  • Green Building Growth
  • Cute Veranda Savannah
  • Tree at Greene Square in Savannah
  • Old Door Greene Square Savannah
  • Old Gas Lantern Greene Square Savannah
  • State Street in Savannah used to be Prince Street
  • Iron Work Greene Square in Savannah
  • Red Brick House Greene Square in Savannah
  • Blue House with brock chimney at Greene Square in Savannah
  • Old Oak Trees at Savannah't Greene Square
  • President Street was King Street in Savannah
  • Garden Decoration Savannah
  • Building Second African Baptist Church in Savannah
  • 1794 Savannah handshake
  • Savannah Greene Square palm tree

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