• LOCATION 15 | A Stroll through the Heart of Savannah’s Historical District

    Savannah College of Art & Design

    Savannah College of Art & Design on Savannah, Georgia audio tour A Stroll through the Heart of Savannah’s Historical District

    Once across Charlton, stop on the corner.

    Notice the large red brick building on your left. Today this is owned by Savannah College of Art & Design, or better known as SCAD.

    This red brick building was initially built in the later 1800's for the Savannah Volunteer Guard.

    SCAD first began in this building with only 71 students in 1979. Today, there are more than 15,000 students enrolled in SCAD. You will see SCAD buildings throughout the historic district. To date they have restored over 80 historic homes and buildings throughout the historic district, using them for classrooms, housing, libraries, administration and more.

    The large white building on your right is also owned by SCAD. This building was built by the masons, construction began in 1913, but was not completed until 1921. SCAD purchased the building in 2019, where it houses their Gryphon Tea Room and Art's Cafe,

    Let's keep walking. Continue along the right side of Bull Street.

    As you continue walking past the white building, be sure to peek inside the Arts Cafe. You will notice a double decker city bus inside. Downstairs is the kitchen and upstairs serves as additional seating. This is a great spot grab a cold refreshing drink on a hot day, a cup of coffee or perhaps a quick lunch. They also offer one of the few restrooms along your tour.

    Continue walking, to Jones St. ahead.

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A Stroll through the Heart of Savannah’s Historical District