Factors' Walk and River Street

Bay Street Factors’ Walk is named for the cotton brokers (or “factors”) who bought, sold, and shipped their wares along the banks of the Savannah River. This unique row of buildings, built on the bluff overlooking the water, rises two or three stories on the street side and three or more stories over the riverfront. The focal point is the old Cotton Exchange, a red-brick building with the name COTTON EXCHANGE etched along the top of the facade. It was built in 1886 by William G. Preston and was one of the first buildings in the United States to be erected entirely over a public street.


115 E River St
Savannah, GA 31401
United States