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Jonathan Stalcup

SAVANNAH, GA – OCT. 12, 2021 – Historic Savannah Foundation will host Jonathan Stalcup, founder and CEO of Architectural Tours of Savannah, LLC, as the next presenter in the “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” lecture series. The presentation, titled “Architecture of Savannah” and set for Thursday, Oct. 21, will share information on Savannah’s architectural history as Stalcup describes the city’s built environment, Oglethorpe’s original plan, and today’s desire to balance preservation with a living city.

Stalcup, originally from Madison County, Iowa, found himself interested in Savannah, architecture, and history from an early age. He moved to the Coastal Empire in 1999 to attend SCAD, earning both a BFA and a Master of Architecture. Throughout his college career, he gave tours through Savannah’s top house museums and founded Architectural Tours of Savannah, LLC in 2005 after graduation. In addition to giving historical tours of Savannah’s greatest structural designs, Stalcup wrote a book about Savannah’s architecture. “Savannah Architectural Tours,” is composed of three self-guided walking tours, taking readers on a journey through Savannah’s past and introducing them to the city’s magnificent historical architecture.

“Jonathan’s knowledge of Savannah’s historical structures and sites is extensive. He has literally built a career on understanding ‘the bones’ of this city. The expertise he has gained from his education at SCAD and his years of exploring the streets of Savannah will provide our lecture series guests with special insights,” HSF Education and Research Associate Kimberly Newbold said. “We are proud to feature Johnathan as one of our presenters, and we expect those who hear his lecture will be eager to take a tour with him as well.”

Stalcup’s lecture is free for HSF members and $10 for non-members. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. with a pre-lecture gathering at 5:30 p.m. to socialize and enjoy a glass of wine. The event will be open to the public but space is limited to 30 guests, so reservations are recommended. Members may RSVP for October’s lecture by emailing Justin Bristol at The $10 nonmember registration fee can be paid by visiting HSF’s website,

For more information on the “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” lecture series contact Kimberly Newbold at 912-483-7294. For information about other HSF events, please visit or call 912-233-7787, and follow HSF on their social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 410 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. For more information about the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation, visit



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