The essay is for historic architecture class called ARLH 775 Savannah: Architecture and Urbanism.
The essay is about “Monterey Square” in Savannah , Georgia in USA
The purpose of this paper is to ‘tel the story’ of Monterey Square in the modular Savannah Plan , examining how it contributes to the overall plan. How is it unique? How is it generic? How has it changed over the time?
Research the history and design of Monterey Square and describe:
A. When was it platted? By whom? Where? Why?
B. What are its dimensions?
C. Why is it named as it is?
D. What uses does it have?
E. What built and natural features does it have?
F. What changes have accrued since it was laid out?
A. How is this square similar or different from others squares?
B. How does an occupant or visitor experience this square?
1. Things to consider:
a. Spatial enclosure/ building scale/ tree- canopy
b. Visual connections/ vistas
c. Changing uses during the day or week.
d. Defining institutions
e. Materials and textures
f. Aural and olfactory characteristics
C. Describe its overall character?
Consider the two main buildings surround this square are :
1. Congregation Mickve Israel
2. The Mercer-Williams House
Consider the Pulaski Monument inside the square.
Papers should follow standard Turabian/ Chicago style guidelines, including footnotes and bibliography.