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

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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.