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Amazing drone footage of one of the “lost” squares of Savannah… Elbert Square!

A lot of people may not know this, but Savannah has many secrets. One of them is the lost square known as "Elbert Square." Here is some spectacular drone footage of the oldest surviving structure from the this square.

Elbert Square - The lost square of Savannah
Elbert Square – The lost square of Savannah

Fascinating facts about the old brick structure that sits on the property of the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. This brick building has been here for a very long time and it adds a certain charm to the Savannah Cultural Arts Center which has it’s grand opening this Friday the 12th 2019!

The architecture firm Gunn Meyerhoff Shay preserved the remains on the property and recreated the historic lane.  Ruins date from 1890s, though there was an earlier structure there, and one can see Bermuda stone used in the original structure.  Berumda Stone is from the West Caribbean, used by voyaging ships as ballast.

The structure is the oldest surviving remains of what was originally Elbert Ward.  Elbert Square is one of two “lost” squares in Savannah.  The other is Liberty Square.

https://www.thempc.org/docs/lit/hist/maps/supplement.pdf – Elbert Square is pictured on p. 33.  In the 1950s, the square and lane were covered over by a used car lot.