Old Savannah Cotton Exchange

Old Savannah Cotton Exchange (HM2PD)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.84', W 81° 5.398'

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The Savannah Cotton Exchange building was completed in 1887 during the era when Savannah ranked first as a cotton seaport on the Atlantic and second in the world. In its heyday as a cotton port over two million bales a year moved through Savannah. The Cotton Exchange was the center of activity in the staple which dominated this city's economic life before its evolution into a leading industrial seaport.

The Exchange was designed by the nationally-known Boston architect, William Gibbons Preston (1844-1910). His design won out in a competition participated in by eleven architects. The Exchange is believed to be one of the few structures in the world erected over an existing public street.

The beautiful iron railing around this grass plat, with panels featuring medallions of famous statesmen, authors and poets, once graced the ante-bellum Wetter House in Savannah.

The former Cotton Exchange is now the headquarters of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, which cordially invites you to drop in for a visit.
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HM NumberHM2PD
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-56
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491509 N 3549380
Decimal Degrees32.08066667, -81.08996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.84', W 81° 5.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 50.40" N, 81° 5' 23.88" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1302 River Street Access, Savannah GA 31401, US
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