The Squares of Savannah - A Closer Look

The Squares of Savannah - A Closer Look

The squares of Savannah were part of an innovative urban plan that took shape in the 1730s.

A Reproducible PlanFour initial squares were each surrounded by eight-block “wards.” As Savannah grew, additional squares were added. Common UsesAdjacent to the squares, initial civic uses included a public mill and a shared public oven. Over time, the squares would host a plethora of public uses, even providing space for barracks during multiple wars.