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Creation Date

9-18-2010

Historic District

North Historic District Savannah

Description

Savannah City Hall Dome, GA. Savannah's City Hall was built in 1905 on the site of the 1799 City Exchange. Its gold dome has become an icon for the City. Savannah's City Hall is the most distinctive building in town with its clocktower topped with a gold dome and a towering American flag. It is interesting to note the dome was historically copper, but was coated in gold leaf as recently as 1987. The fourth floor and dome base, make up the final level. Two statues representing art and commerce adorn the fourth floor balcony. The dome rises 70 feet into the air. It was originally clad in copper but was gilded in 1987. The $240,000 project was a gift from a local philanthropist. Tissue-paper thin sheets of 23-karat gold leaf were applied to the dome, cupola, and clock hands.

Latitude, Longitude

32.080894, -81.091125

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Domes; Clock tower; city halls - municipal buildings; City hall; Historic buildings; Historic sites; Savannah GA.

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