Historic Savannah Foundation Kicks Off Diamond Anniversary
Press release from the issuing company
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), a non-profit historic preservation organization, kicked off its diamond anniversary today with an event at the Kennedy Pharmacy for community leaders, dignitaries and HSF past presidents.
“HSF should be commended for 60 years of service to Savannah because, dare I say, this city would be a much different place were it not for their intervention,” said Alderman Carol Bell. “But equally important to looking back and recognizing their deeds, we should look forward to make sure we include HSF to help protect and plan for Savannah’s next 60 years.”
Borne out of crisis — the impending demolition of the c.1820 Isaiah Davenport House — HSF grew from a makeshift band of activists into a full-service preservation organization with educational programs, events and a Revolving Fund. Along the way, Savannah has achieved an international reputation for historic preservation and, today, boasts a billion dollar tourist industry built around an appreciation this community’s heritage.
“The response of those spirited women who saved the Davenport House in 1955 has matured into a sophisticated preservation organization,” said Daniel Carey, HSF president and CEO. “We are proud to continue the work they started so many years ago.”