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Our architecture tours of Savannah:
• Start at 10:30 m.
• Last for 1.5 hours
• Are fully narrated, throughout historic Savannah
• Include more than 10 historic stops on a leisurely 1.25 mile stroll
• Cost $20 per adult, $10 per child, ages 4-12; children 3 and under are free
• Must be booked 24 hours in advance (thanks for understanding!)

You can sign up for a Savannah architecture tour online at http://coolsavannah.net/package/history-architecture/
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If history and architecture intrigue you, then consider signing up for an historic Savannah architecture tour. The city was laid out using a unique urban plan and Cool Savannah’s sightseeing tours that focus on architecture are led by an accredited architect and certified tour guide. http://coolsavannah.net/package/history-architecture/
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Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy your holiday -- and, to help, here are even more beautiful images of wrought iron in historic Savannah: http://coolsavannah.net/wrought-iron-in-historic-savannah-architecture-and-more/
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If you’re interested in more specifics about wrought iron used in architecture, consider reading this book by Gerald K. Geerlings: Wrought Iron in Architecture: An Illustrated Survey. If you'd like to see more samples of wrought iron in historic Savannah, check out our blog post: http://coolsavannah.net/wrought-iron-in-historic-savannah-architecture-and-more/
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By the late Middle Ages, iron makers started to use a finery furnace; after 1784, a puddling furnace. However, this was still not very efficient or easy. In fact, according to The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, “The puddling furnace remained the bottleneck of the industry. Only men of remarkable strength and endurance could stand up to the heat for hours, turn and stir the thick porridge of liquescent metal, and draw off the blobs of pasty wrought iron. The puddlers were the aristocracy of the proletariat, proud, clannish, set apart by sweat and blood. Few of them lived past forty.” http://coolsavannah.net/wrought-iron-in-historic-savannah-architecture-and-more/
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Wrought iron is created through the smelting process. To create it, iron ore was originally heated over charcoal to extract relatively pure iron, although charcoal and other random bits of matter (slag) also were present. Early blacksmiths would then use an anvil and hammer to “wrought” the iron to beat out unwanted additives and make a tough yet malleable product (versus cast iron which is very hard but brittle). Later on, flux (shells or limestone) was added to help remove the slag. http://coolsavannah.net/wrought-iron-in-historic-savannah-architecture-and-more/
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Iron began being produced during – not surprisingly – what’s now called the Iron Age. This production most likely began approximately 4,000 years ago in southwest or south-central Asia, and iron began replacing bronze as the metal of choice. Stunning examples of wrought iron can be found in historic Savannah, such as this one. Find more images here: http://coolsavannah.net/wrought-iron-in-historic-savannah-architecture-and-more/
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Historic Savannah is well known for its stunning architectural features, ranging from soaring buildings to intricate ornamentation – and the latter includes wrought iron. This ornamentation appears on public buildings and private homes alike. Here is just one gorgeous example. Do you recognize it? http://coolsavannah.net/wrought-iron-in-historic-savannah-architecture-and-more/

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We rarely discount our exquisite Guitar String Jewelry, but for a limited time, you save 15% on any purchase. Use coupon code ring2016 to get your discount through 12/19. Order early to ensure we can customize the products to your needs. http://coolsavannah.net/product-category/jewelry/

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