1 photograph : lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in
United States of America, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah
White Bluff (Savannah, Georgia)
[between 1914 and 1949?]
The dazzling white bluffs which overhand the Vernon River eight miles from Savannah gave this estate its name. Here the colonist came as early as 1759. The original hous and gardens are said to have been built in 1799 by Robert Bolton. There is an evergreen garden with a variety of typical southern flowers, but the great oaks are the glory of the place. One with a trunk twenty-four feet in cicumference, with spreading branches draped in moss, flings its shade across the wide, smooth lawn, its branches extending one hundred forty-five feet.
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena."
Historic plate number: "65."
Historic plate caption: "Georgia [illeg], White Bluff."