First Presbyterian has been a part of Savannah for 180 years. We are proud of our rich heritage and hope that you will be able to help us continue to build on that heritage.
1827: The Beginning
We were established in 1827 by thirteen members of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah and met in Lyceum Hall on the corner of Bull and Broughton streets.
1834: First Building on Broughton Street
The congregation erected its first church building in 1834 – on Broughton between Barnard and Jefferson streets.
1872: Second Building on Monterey Square
The foundation for the new church was laid in 1857, but, due to the Civil War and other hard times, the building was not completed until 1872.
1956: Current Sanctuary
A new sanctuary, was built in neo-Gothic style and dedicated on December 9, 1956.
1961-63: Manse and Fellowship Hall
A manse, that is now the site of our Imlay House was purchased in 1963 and the pre-school wing was built in 1990, joining the Fellowship Hall to Imlay House.
2007: Sanctuary Organ
Built in Lithonia, Georgia, a Schlueter organ was installed at a cost of $650,000. The organ completed the original plan of the sanctuary when it was constructed in 1956. For more information, go to http://www.pipe-organ.com/FPresSav.shtm