Savannah, Georgia, is a city famous for its historic homes and gardens and the nostalgic atmosphere of its shaded streets and squares. Through a lively text and abundant illustrations - most of them in full colour - "Classic Savannah" celebrates a city that has taken many forms and played many roles over its two-and-a-half-century history: a tiny settlement on Yamacraw Bluff, a colonial capital, a thriving cotton port, a survivor of wars, and, perhaps most notably, a modern preservation success story. The book begins with an overview of the origin, development and lasting influence of Savannah's inner-city plan. The succeeding sections constitute an informative tour, from the seven museum houses that are open to the public, to the 21 private homes and the garden and tidewater suburbs. Maps for walking tours are provided as well.