History of a Painting - River Street, Savannah, GA

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Real Estate Agent with Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC RB14037276

History of a Painting - River Street, Savannah, GA.

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©

While living in north Georgia in the 1980's, one of my favorite Art shows that I attended, was in south Georgia on River Street in Savannah.  The show was along the edge of the River, opposite all the shops and restaurants.  The street was still cobblestone as it was decades ago.  The buildings used to be warehouses, convenient for the shipping trade. 

The painting is of one of the typical buildings made from stone and rock, at the north end of the street. The wrought iron stairs added to the historic ambiance. The rail tracks still run along the middle of the street, giving the area a nostalgic look of the  early trade and transportation in Savannah. It was one of several paintings that represented my experiences in Savannah, GA.

We saw many boats and ships that docked next to us during the years we attended.  One year, a Navy destroyer stopped for the weekend.  Another was a tall ship, that looked like it was a pirate ship of the past.

Blogs About Some of My Other Paintings and their History:

Loew's Jersey Theatre,....  Marathon Gas Pump,....  Calloway's Round Barn,....  River Street, Savannah, GA,....  Court House, Crown Point, IN,....  Pooles Mill Covered Bridge,....  Steak and Shake,....  The Peanut Shop,....  Hot Diggity Dogs,....  Wrigley Field,.... Piano Through a Window,.... The Coconut Tree,....  Barber Tonics,.... Pelican Diner,.... A & W Drive-in,.... The Lantern,.... The FOX Theatre, Atlanta,...  Tri-Way Outdoor Theatre,...  Rexall Drug Store,...  A Family Homestead,...  The Palace Theatre,...  Angel's Diner,...  Krispy Kreme, Gainsville, Florida,...  Bonnie Doon US31,...  Ross Diner,...  The Gag & Heave,... A&W Root Beer Barrel,...  Bonnie Doon, Lincolnway, Mishawaka, IN,...  Train Depot, Cartersville, GA,...  Dairy Queen,...  Firestone Store,...  The South Shore,...  The Gathering Place,...  4-Way Lunch,...  Mustard and Ketchup,... McDonald's,...  Lost Mountain Store,...   The Big Chicken,...  Euharlee, GA. Covered Bridge,...  Juliette, GA Church,...  Fried Green Tomatoes House,...  Whistle Stop Cafe,...   Whistle Stop Train Depot,...  Tilley Park,...   Jimmy's Hurricane,...   Barber Chair,...  Fire Truck,...   Rosies Diner,... Judge Roy Bean's   

 

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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County or surrounding areas,

Call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Elkhart, Indiana

or email larry@larry-johnston.com

Comments (30)

Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I loved Savannah. I remember riding our bikes all over the town. River street was my favorite part of town. We even had a seafoods pizza there that was awesome!

Jan 10, 2015 10:50 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Ed Silva , Savannah is one of my favorites.  There are so many sights to see and there is no shortage of great places to eat.

Jan 10, 2015 10:54 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi George Souto , If you make it back, I reccommend eating at Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room on Jones St., Family Style like you never had. It is only opem M - F for lunch.  It's worth the trip.

Jan 10, 2015 11:01 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Evelyn Johnston ,  Yes we had our bikes and took in a lot of sights.  The Seafood pizza was a special that  the chef made up.  It was great!

Jan 10, 2015 11:03 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Do you have all these paintings hanging in your home? You should do a notecard series or have you already?

Jan 10, 2015 11:11 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is really cool Larry. I love the art and I love the subject. 

Jan 10, 2015 02:34 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the painting. Thank you for sharing the paiting and the history.

Jan 10, 2015 08:02 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Larry. Love the building, you make it come alive. The history just adds to the painting. Thank you for sharing it will all of us.

Jan 10, 2015 10:35 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Debbie Reynolds , Over the years I sold most of the paintings at the show I participated in.  Of the hunreds that I have painted, I have  under 50 left of the originals, but I can still sell the prints of the paintings I previously sold, because I still have the rights to the images. I am in the middle of building my website that will eventually sow the paintings, their history and a place to purchase individual prints and framed print sets.  You can view the site as I am working on it at:

larry-johnston.com

  

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 10, 2015 10:54 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Noah Seidenberg ,  Thanks for the nice comment. I enjoy sharing my work with you.  Have a great weekend.

Jan 10, 2015 10:57 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Gita Bantwal , I will share more every Saurday and Sunday as we go through 2015.

Jan 10, 2015 10:58 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Larry.  Why are you doing real estate?  Your paintings are awesome.

Jan 11, 2015 01:04 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Conrad Allen , After the attack on 9/11, the gasoline prices skyrocketed.  We only got 7 MPG on the motor home and 17 MPG on the pick up.  Then everyone quit spending money on such items that were not necesssry nd to top it all off was the fees to get into the shows went up.  We found that we were not making money for 3 consecutive months, so we left the road and I returned to my former job for the next 3 years, before going into Real Estate.  I will be selling my work from my website when it is finished.  You can see some of it at larry-johnston.com

Jan 11, 2015 01:15 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

The perfect storm hit you.  The best of luck with your website sales.

Jan 11, 2015 06:20 PM
Cat Zwicker, CRS
Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC - Redmond, OR
Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results!

Larry you have a great talent. I look forward to viewing your website. And with it being so cold outside where you are perhaps you can stay in and dabble a bit! 

Jan 13, 2015 02:12 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Cat Zwicker, CRS ,  Thank you for your nice comment.  I may just start another painting while it's cold outside.  You can check out my unfinished site at larry-johnston.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 13, 2015 02:19 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Conrad Allen ,  I guess you might call it the perfect storm. You can check my site as I progress on it.

larry-johnston.com

 

 

Jan 14, 2015 04:10 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Joe Petrowsky , I'm glad that you can relate to my work. I will eventually have stories to go with all my paintings at www.larry-johnston.com

 

Jan 14, 2015 04:14 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

I just went on.  No pictures yet just titles.  I will be back.

Jan 14, 2015 05:36 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Conrad Allen  

Just checked, and pictures took a couple seconds, but I did get them. Go through Google and see what you get . Larry-Johnston Nostalgia Artist.

larry-johnston.com   

 

 

 

Jan 14, 2015 06:55 AM

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