Downtown Buildings -- Drayton Arms Apartments, Savannah Georgia
Tichnor County Views, Tichnor Bros. Boston, Mass. , made in U.S.A.
Not dated but after 1951
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture, Domestic -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Georgia.
Color print on front with only a border on the bottom containing title caption, divided back. Caption from the back of card: "The first Air Conditioned Apartment House in the State of Georgia. Edw. T. Courtney, Mgr." In the late 1940’s, the architect Cletus Bergen brought his son, William P. “Billy” Bergen, into his Beaux Arts style design firm. The younger Bergen brought his Bauhaus inspired education to Savannah and immersed the city in modern International design. The Drayton Arms, completed in 1951, was constructed of glass, steel, aluminum, and limestone. The International Style proved to be a controversial culture clash style to a city deeply steeped in history and tradition, and still elicits debate even though it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing Building in 2004.
The card was produced by Tichnor Brothers, Inc. of Boston, who produced a wide variety of postcards between 1912 and 1987.
81931 appears on lower left on back of 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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