The Bricks of Savannah

Bricks. I love the permanency of bricks. Anything built of bricks is built for the long haul, is built to last. My trip to Savannah afforded me glimpses of bricks from many perspectives from sidewalk to window and door frames to rooftops. The windows of this old building which houses an art gallery were large and unusually shaped.

Kress was a five and dime store. We had one here in Okmulgee.
Notice the way bricks are laid around the windows of this building. Notice the pineapple-slice-shaped designs above the windows on the tower.
I love all the brick decorations on this building.
Bricks enclose the porch and still allow air.
This bricked area formed the front walk leading to the front doors of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Brick homes with brick staircases, many which had fallen into disrepair, have been restored in the historic section of Savannah.
I would have liked to spend a day or two exploring this brick house.
Old brick paths like this one led through the gardens and yards of homes .
Brick sidewalks on the Riverfront street were places for pigeons to stalk watching for handouts from tourists.
The brick sidewalk lined the cobblestone and gray brick streets.
This tower building in a historic railroad station yard was three fold. From the top rose a huge chimney. The second story was a water tower. See how leaks have deposited metal rust on the white-washed brick structure which is the lower story.The doorways-18 of them encircle the lower level each at one point in the past led to a toilet. (early public restrooms)
This building was restored and will  house a railroad museum. It looks like a small castle except for the vines sprouting from the roofline.
The Cotton Exchange Building was where cotton farmers brought their crops to sell and be shipped.

Interesting story-provoking openings at the top of some buildings seem to be open to air circulation, but are grated to keep someone or something in or out. A jail?  

A gray brick street downtown.
Tall arched brick doorways divide up the railyard.
A restored railroad roundhouse building.
Beautiful red brick educational building.

Brick stairways to brick fronted apartments.

Bricks give Savannah character, beauty, interest, and warmth.

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