Reynolds Square has some of the best company in town – with The Ole Pink House right off the square, The Lucas Theater on the intersecting Abercorn Street and Leopold’s Ice Cream and Savannah College of Art and Design’s Trustees’ Theater just one block away. So whether it’s musicals, movies, fine dining or desserts you’re into, they’re all right around Reynolds.
Designed in 1733 and originally named Lower New Square is thanks to General Oglethorpe. It was and renamed in the 1750’s after John Reynolds, the first Royal Governor of Georgia. In the middle of the square is a statue of John Wesley. Wesley is the founder of Methodism, who came to Savannah at General Oglethorpe’s request. Wesley was the third minister of an established church in Georgia and preached throughout the colony. Hereturned to England in 1737. While in what is now Savannah, Wesley founded the first Sunday school. The statue was erected about 1970 on the spot believed to be Wesley’s home.