Downtown Buildings -- Masonic Temple, Savannah, Ga.
Published by J. S. Pinkussohn Cigar Co.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Freemasons -- Buildings -- United States.
Black and white postcard with some color added and a narrow white border. The card has a divided back and is postally unused. The Masonic Temple in Savannah, Georgia was also called the Scottish Rite building. It was built in 1913 and is located at the corner of Charlton and Bull Streets. Hyman Wallace Witcover was the architect. The order was chartered in Savannah in 1802 and remained a center for activity and in 2002, celebrated their 200th anniversary. The building is located on Madison Square at the corner of Bull and Charlton Streets. Solomon Drug Store, one of the oldest drug stores in the country, leased the ground floor when the building was completed. In 1870, Solomon Drug Store filled a prescription for General Robert E. Lee. He was on a tour through the South a few months before his death, where he met with General Joseph E. Johnston. The drug store portion has been acquired by the Savannah College of Art and Design and is now operated as the Gryphon Tea Room. The building is still owned and managed by the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Savannah, but the first floor is now leased by SCAD and houses SCAD Security and the Gryphon Tea Room.
This card was distributed by the Pinkussohn Cigar Company, located on the first floor of the Hotel Pulaski. The hotel was on the corner of Bryan and Bull Streets. The building was torn down in 1956.
The number 19041 appears to be hand written in the lower right corner on the picture side of the card.
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3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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