Tucked between West Bryan and West Congress streets, where Habersham and East Saint Julian streets meet, is Warren Square. Laid out in 1791 and named in honor of General Joseph Warren, the square honors him. Gen. Warren was a hero of the American Revolution. He died at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War in 1775. There is no direct connection between the General and Savannah. But, General Joseph Warren’s prominence and contributions as a member of the Sons of Liberty and President of the Massachusetts earned him this honor.
Many houses, including the Spencer-Woodbridge House, open to the square. Built for William H. Spencer in 1790, this house and others surrounding the square date from 1790 to 1820.