Savannah: Architecture and Urban History
Savannah is a rare American city that possesses a distinctive local identity, yet its evolution mirrors broader trends. This course examines the various historical forces that have shaped the city by investigating different urban and architectural topics in a roughly chronological sequence. Topics include the Savannah Plan, religion, workers and slaves, charitable institutions, forts, industrialization, local house forms, suburbanization, and the preservation movement. This course offers graduate students an opportunity to conduct advanced research using primary documents and to present findings in a formal oral presentation.