Special guest addresses crowd at Historic Savannah Foundation meeting

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Historic Savannah Foundation meeting was held Thursday with a special guest.

David Brown, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Executive, addressing the crowd Thursday on the future of preservation and how it relates to Savannah. The event, held at First Baptist Church on Chippewa Square, was open to the public.

"Savannah has always been a trailblazer and it still is. A lot of people think about preservation as being resistant to change, but when you think about the work of historic Savannah, they've changed through the years to address new needs," said Chief Preservation Officer David Brown.

The Historic Savannah Foundation non-profit was established in 1955 in order to save the 1820 Isaiah Davenport House from demolition.  Since then, it's saved close to 400 buildings.

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