As a child I didn’t know much about my family. Then a few years ago I started doing some research. My Dad I found was born in Atlanta,Georgia and my mom was born in San Antonio ,Texas. My grandparents were born in Alabama,Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi Lord knows were else. I’m mentioning all of this because the Southern United States has always fascinated me. Until I did this research I never really knew why. If it hadn’t been for my mom and dad I probably would have been born in the South. It stead of New York City were they make that Pace Picante Sauce. When people usually asks were I was born,I usually say it with a southern draw. Growing up I was always interested in the history of the United States. That brings me why I’m telling y’all this because my monument is about the South. The Civil War or as some say between the North and the South. The obelisk chimney 150 foot in the photo below is the only thing still standing from the original Augusta powder works. The original plant stretched out for two miles along the Augusta Canal. It branched off the Savannah River back to the Savannah River. The plant made gunpowder for the confederate army. It was the 2nd largest gunpowder plant in the world at the time. the buildings were torn down after the was rebuilt for a textile mill.
The Sibley cotton mill was built on the site as a private venture in 1880-82, using bricks from the demolished powder works, it one of the largest and most successful cotton mills in the region.
Powder works were seized and dismantled after the war ended, the commandant, Colonel G.W. Rains, asked in 1872, that the Obelisk Chimney be spared as he had designed it to remain a monument to the Confederacy.
Street scenes from Savannah, Georgia – River Street
This a cobble stone road leading down to river street from the main street that parallels river street. Savannah has shuttle busses from in town to river street because there is very limited parking in that area.
Balcony dining and looking out over the Savannah River. I don’t remember the name of this place but I do remember they have the best darn Fried Green Tomatoes.
People gathering in front of the candy store. Good place.
A house being rebuilt after Katrina in Gulfport,Mississippi. Compared to the devastation, this is definitely renewal. Hopefully people in Hurricane Sandy can move along faster then it is now and faster than it took Katrina. This photo was shot 18 months after the storm.
Renewing a slice of the dock in Savannah,Georgia on the Savannah River. It took a crane boat to put this square block of concrete in it’s place you can see it in the lower right corner of the photo. There is several men (dock workers’) trying to work it into place.
Let your feet feel renewed, comfortable and warm with these puppies.
Last, recover some of your space or renew your space. Let your imagination figure out how to use this space.