Restoring Lost Times: Savannah's Anna Colquitt Hunter by A. Louise Staman
RESTORING LOST TIMES: Savannah’s Anna Colquitt Hunter is the true story of Anna as she embraced the triumphs and tribulations of her long life with gusto working and playing hard, feeling deeply and participating fully. In a compelling tale of all the phases of her life as she became a wife, mother, widow and served abroad during the Second World War before her stunning contributions in preserving Savannah's historic homes and landmarks, this beautifully illustrated book will be treasured by both residents and visitors alike. It was in Savannah during the 1950s that Anna Hunter’s voice became widely heard. Something terrible was happening to her beloved Savannah. Historic downtown was largely abandoned and sometimes falling down and the developers were moving in. Historic structures often fell to the wrecking ball. Anna Colquitt Hunter and her group of six women changed the future, through the past and its preservation. There were many aspects of Anna Hunter that are less widely known. In addition to starting Historic Savannah Foundation, Anna was an avid painter, a writer for the Savannah Morning News, and loved to dance and socialize.