Factor’s walkPosted: March 14, 2016
Factor’s Walk is a little bit of Savannah history. All along the riverfront you’ll find a row of tall brick buildings that formerly housed the Cotton Exchange, which included warehouses for the cotton and offices for the brokers (factors). These structures, sometimes as high as six stories, are built on a bluff and descend to the riverfront. Steel walkways connect the buildings to the bluff and the rest of the city. My favourite part of the journey down to the river and the Factor’s Walk is by any one of a number of steep staircases that each come with a warning sign: Historic Steps – descend at your own risk. There’s an elevator that you can take – no doubt a recent addition – but then you would miss the view under the walkways and the cobblestones that were brought to Savannah as ballast and left on the shore by departing ships.