Friday, April 17, 2009
Beginning 10 BLOCK East Jones
Starting from zero at Bull Street, I am now in East Jones territory, Beginning with 2 - 4 East Jones Street. Built in 1853 for Alexander Smets and attributed to another Savannah-architect-household-name, John Norris, it presently houses the Illustration Department of Savannah College of Art & Design. It was one of the first buildings I ever saw in Savannah, under the warm street lamp glow in April 2003.
Here is a 1936 HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey) photo of its intricate wrought iron balcony along Bull Street which I have been able to barely gesture in my 1"=12' drawing. Perhaps I should draw it in perspective, receding.