Telfair Square is one of four public squares after Johnson, Ellis, and Percival (now Wright) that General James Oglethorpe laid out for Savannah in 1733 and was originally named St. James Square in honor of a green space in London. In Savannah's early days, St James was one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city. The square was renamed Telfair in 1833 after the Telfair family's contributions to the city and culture of Savannah. The Telfairs of Savannah has included Governor Edward Telfair, Congressman Thomas Telfair and philanthropist Mary Telfair whose bequest of her home to the public as an “academy of arts and sciences” allowed the creation of the Telfair Museum of Art. Out of 22 squares in downtown Savannah, Telfair Square is the only square named for a family.
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Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott preserves Savannah's historical assets in line with the city's historic and local surroundings that include a railroad theme similar to a nearby Railroad Terminal, now the Savannah Visitor Center, across street from The Battle of Savannah. Rooms are designed like studios, 1-2 bedroom apartments with a row of cottages by the pool set on a terrace in a public square. A buffet breakfast is complimentary along with a gym.
Many of Savannah's downtown attractions including SCAD and Civic Center are within walking distance.
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Ain't nobody worried . . .
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-The Staple Singers, I'll Take You There
"Was it the simple things
That made me so crazy about you
Was it your charm or your passion
It's not hard to believe
I love you . . .
-Patrice Rushen, Forget Me Nots
"My admiration of her knew no bounds and scarcely a night went by without my falling asleep with the image of her face …
-Charles Dickens, "GREAT EXPECTATIONS"
"If I'm shinin', everybody gonna shine (yeah, I'm goals)
I was born like this, don't even gotta try (now you know)
I'm like chardonnay, get better over time (so you know)