Commercial


Commercial structures are often built to portray a corporate identity to the general public. Mid-century designers understood this very well, and Savannah has a unique collection of commercial buildings that effectively communicates this philosophy. Buildings such as the very interesting Orkin Exterminating Company office built by brothers Billy and Sanford Orkin around 1962 that looks as if it had been plucked from the hot desert of Palm Springs to the Googie-like Grey Lines Tour office built in 1963, originally as the Georgia Welcome Center. Don’t forget the scalloped façade, canopy and ceramic tile exterior of the Greyhound Bus station built 1964 welcoming the traveler in the 1960’s to explore the vast expanses of the USA.

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