Annual party to promote preservation

The Historic Savannah Foundation is hosting its annual gala in October – and tickets are almost gone.

The setting this year is Columbia Square – in the shadow of the Davenport House.

That’s the museum that was the first home restored by the foundation 60 years ago.

Columbia Square will be transformed for the black-tie event and many affiliated cocktail parties will also be held in homes nearby.

Organizers said the gala has been held in various locations throughout Chatham County, but this year downtown is most appropriate because it’s the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the National Historic Landmark District in Savannah.

“It is the crème de la crème of designations in this country,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of the foundation. “You can get no higher in terms of recognition. And our Landmark District is one of the largest, one of the oldest and certainly one of the finest.”

The money raised will help the HSF save more houses; it is responsible for more than 360 historic homes being saved so far.

Organizers said there are only dozens of tickets left for the fundraiser on October 15 and it sells out every year.

For details about the event, click here.

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