Maps, Surveys, And Plans, Oh My!

The City of Savannah Municipal Archives preserves over 4,000 historical maps, surveys, and plats from the City Surveyor’s and City Engineer’s offices, dating back to the 1790s.  These collections document Savannah’s unique town plan, progress and growth through the 19th and 20th centuries, and development of distinct neighborhoods and subdivisions.  Additionally, the Archives’ collections include architectural plans and drawings for facilities built by the City, including prominent landmarks such as City Hall, Police and Fire stations, the old Municipal Auditorium, and Grayson Stadium. 
Join Municipal Archives staff for a special session to learn about these collections, how you can access them both in person and through the internet, and participate in a special hands-on show-and-tell highlighting the wide range of engineering and survey materials available.  We’ll also share a few special stories of murder and mystery involving former City Surveyors and Engineers from our past that are sure to capture your interest!
The event will include a tour of Savannah’s historic City Hall and a behind-the-scenes look at our collection storage and reference spaces.
Where: City of Savannah Municipal Archives, Savannah City Hall, 2 E. Bay Street, Savannah GA, 31401. We will follow up closer to the event with directions and parking information.
When: Friday, June 14th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Information to follow on a suggested lunch meet-up spot.
Registration: Registration is limited to 35 participants. Please RSVP to KZacovic@savannahga.gov or (912)-651-4212 by Monday June 10th. Guests are welcome!

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