The preservation movement is strong within Savannah, and many of the match-up photos here show the dilapidated state of the Victorian District, and the dramatic transformation that has taken place in the last 20 years. All the large 18th-century house museums are featured including Mercer House (made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Davenport House, Wayne-Gordon House, Harper-Fowlkes House, and the Green-Meldrim House occupied by Sherman in 1864 after his march to the sea. Savannah: Then and Now captures the transition and transformation of one of the South's great cities from neglect and decline to a shining example of architectural preservation.
About the Author
Polly Wylly Cooper is a true Savannahian, and the author of Sand Between Our Toes, Tybee Days, Isle of Hope - Images of America, A Visitors’ Guide to Savannah, Savannah Guidebook, and Bluff Drive and the Isle of Hope Churches. She lives on the Isle of Hope, GA.