Built in 1896 the Inn at 909 Lincoln was once called home to the Entelman family. Once an Irish and Jewish neighborhood, the neighborhood circa 1950-1960 transitioned to that of African-American.
Today the neighborhood around Forsyth Park is home to people from all walks of life. Savannah's College of Art and Design distributed throughout the historic district and mid-town areas of Savannah through its nearly 300 owned-operated properties has brought outside influences from other regions of the United States, Canada and Europe. The surrounding neighborhood and adjacent Thomas Square is home to a growing number of Bohemian eateries utilizing locally grown produce with gourmet flair.
Top five restaurants, Elizabeth's on 37th and Local Eleven 10 are just a minute's stroll away. The Mansion Hotel's upstairs bar gives affordable food overlooking Forsyth Park during the weekends and offers live music. The nearby Sentient Bean written up in the NY Time serves robust coffee to a very Bohemian crowd reminiscent of the Netherlands; and its next door neighbor the Brighter Day Market serves up the best non-preservative put together sandwich you've ever put in your mouth! Farmers' Markets are held Saturday in the Park.
The Georgia Historical Society conveniently on the NW end of the park is open for a small fee to research historic Savannah entities, or for no entry fee you might merely stop in to view and purchase historic picture books and cards not found on the tourist paths.