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Period Pied-a-Terre recalls antebellum Cotton Brokers on River Street

All of Savannah’s historic cobblestone River Street served as ground zero for cotton warehouses facing the Savannah River in antebellum Savannah when our coastal Georgia destination was the epicenter of the cotton plantation revolution that swept through the southeastern agricultural states of that pre-civil war era.  And sitting above these warehouses were the cotton broker’s offices who administered the grading and trading of this sought after money crop from wagon to warehouse to seagoing vessel enroute to domestic northern and overseas European markets. Gaining access to these broker’s offices or “factors” offices as they were known, took place from Factors Walk.  Strategically situated overlooking River Street with sweeping vistas from the riverfront balcony, this opulently furnished modern urban loft caters to the most discriminating traveler.

Featuring a whole lot of elbow room at 1,300 sq. ft., this private facility is filled with antiques, 190_02
has a double parlor with a gas fireplace, dining room, bedroom with a canopy queen-size bed, bathroom with separate vanity area, and a fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen.
In addition to the Savannah River views of the Westin Hotel, the Maritime Trade Center, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge and water-taxis that traverse the river and dock below, travelers will be well positioned to tour Historic River Street with the many delightful restaurants, clubs and shops that are conveniently located two floors below.Innexteriorsmall
  Or walk to the main points of interest and tourism attractions on Bay Street, Broughton Street, and City Market all within a couple of blocks of your upscale home away from home.

Shopping River Street Market Place – Open Air Bazaar

Savannah’s River Street Market Place offers a very unique shopping experience on the eastern portion of River Street. The back of this busy market overlooks the Savannah River. And the front of the market lies just across the cobblestone street from one of River Street’s favorite seafood restaurant’s, the Oyster Bar, not to mention our own personal favorite purveyor of steamed oysters. This restaurant is located in the old Factor’s Walk ground level warehouse space that is nowadays home to additional restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries and myriad other points of interest but that’s another story for another day.Savannah6_1

The RSMP open air market features more than 70 booths in a bazaar like atmosphere featuring a large variety of gifts and collectibles for your shopping convenience. If eclectic gifts with an international flair trip your trigger, this is the place to shop as many of these booths represent countries from all around the globe. To get a bird’s eye of this section of River Street and this open air market, click the link for the panoramic tour to find out more about this bustling market. And by the way, this section of the River Street Market is purportedly haunted as well.  What else would you expect from America’s most haunted city?  Even our open air markets has a "haint" or two lurking about!