Monday, September 26, 2022

Vintage Savannah: Wright Square

For this vintage 1950’s image of Savannah, Georgia, the photographer was facing Wright Square, standing on Bull Street. In the background is the steeple of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension (as seen below in 2007):

…and 2013 (below). Built in 1843, the building was occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War.

The building that was on the right of the photographer is U.S. Post Office and Court House, as seen in this 2009 shot below. It is now referred to as the Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Court House. Built between 1894 and 1899, it was enlarged in 1932.

I believe all of the businesses have changed since then. Let’s take a look at what was there:

Charles Hairdressers, Dr. M. Butler (Dentist), Ray Mixson Jewelers, Sports C_____ (billiards, sports results, and lunches!), and Photocraft.

See more Wright Square in Savannah photos at my main website.


Fifthrider said...

Love those signs in front of the stores. Definitely useful for pedestrian and car alike. Charles Hairdressers doesn't screw around if his picture is any indicator. Overall things look pretty clean and well cared for.

Nanook said...

What beautiful buildings we have here. The newest car I can clearly ID in the vintage photo is a 1955 Pontiac - of which we can see about half of the rear, as it peeks-in from the far right edge. (So, maybe the image dates from [as early as] late 1954 to early 1955...) Also, that's a 1953 Ford down front on the left.

Daveland said...

Bryan - I miss the day of the handcrafted sign!

Nanook - Thanks for the car info!