On our first visit to Savannah, we parked in the Whitfield street parking garage as was suggested to us by the folks at CreekFire R V resort. It’s an underground parking lot that costs $5/day and opens into Ellis Square.
The city of Savannah was designed to be built in 24 squares. One of those squares was Ellis square. At one time the city tore down Ellis Square and put up a 6 story parking structure. Recently, I’m not sure of the exact time, the city “reclaimed” that square. They tore down the structure and built an underground parking garage. They are in the process now of rebuilding and replanting the center square.
One of the first statues we saw, after coming up out of the parking garage, was of John Mercer. Apparently, he liked to hang out around this area and read his newspaper. I was not familiar with him, but now I know he was the writer of the song Moon River as well as these other favorites – I’m an Old Cowhand from the Rio Grande, Goody Goody, Ain’t We Got Fun?, Too Marvelous for Words, Hooray for Hollywood, Jeepers Creepers, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, And the Angels Sing, Day
I’ll have a few more posts on some of the discoveries and places we visited in Savannah, but I do need to add this disclaimer. We took the Old Town Trolley tour of the city, which I highly recommend and I took notes on as many things as I could while we were touring. I’ve also read through some of the books on Savannah. So, I’m writing about what I remember. I cannot guarantee the total accuracy of everything. So, you can always google, or do some of your own research or better yet, come visit the city. It is beautiful. One tour guide said it’s a living, outdoor museum.
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