Architecture and Iron

Savannah is said to have more iron adorning her buildings than any American city other than New Orleans. See examples of the iron used to fashion balcony rails, window guards, grand staircases, window trim, gingerbread and ornate gates that reflect the grace of our City. Follow the evolution of the use of cast iron as architectural tastes moved from simple Colonial Georgian to the Victorian detail of the 1880s.

Since Savannah's Historic District has been spared the fate of many cities that were torn down and built over through the last 100 years, you will explore architectural styles from Colonial days to the present as you walk with Ted from the northeastern quadrant through the center to the southern end of the 2.3 square mile Historic Landmark District, the country's largest.