Savannah was established in 1733 and was the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic homes. Today Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 21 park like squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia. World famous Victory Drive is the location of some of Savannah's most beautiful homes. 910 East Victory Drive is the first house completed on Victory Drive. It was finished in 1913 and was built for the Pearce Family.
At that time Victory Drive was named Estill Ave. Victory Drive is a 19.82 mile long road which runs from Ogeechee Road to Tybee Island. The Drive was established in 1919 as a memorial military boulevard in honor of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of Chatham County who died in World War I. The Drive has a center plat of grass which is lined with palmettos. The Memorial Marker is located at Waters Road. Victory Drive, in part, consists of a road previously named Estill Avenue. Estill Avenue, in c. 1912, was beautiful with grass and palmettos. This served as a prototype in planning the design of Victory Drive.