Orleans Square, the backyard to Savannah’s Civic Center and Savannah College of Art and Design’s Oglethorpe House, boasts the German Memorial Fountain, which commemorates the contributions of the early German immigrants to help the colony of Georgia grow. The fountain, which was placed in the square in 1989, is surrounded by beautiful stone benches and shaded by huge live oaks, which makes it the perfect spot to rest and snap a photo.
The square was established in 1815 and named to honor General Andrew Jackson’s victory in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It is home to the Harper-Fowlkes House, a nineteenth century Greek Revival mansion. Built in 1842, the house was renovated three times, first by Isabel Wilbur McAlpin from 1895 to 1896 and last by Alida Harper Fowlkes during the 20th century.