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1 cup cornmeal
1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablepoons vegetable oil
1 cup milk
Heat oven to 400. Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups; or grease cups with shortening or spray with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.
In medium bowl, mix oil, egg, milk. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir until just mixed. Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm or cooled. Makes 12 Muffins.
Ellis Square is located on Barnard between Bryan and Congress Streets. It was named after Henry Ellis, second Royal Governor of the Georgia colony. It was also known as Marketplace Square, as from the 1730s through the 1950s it served as a center of commerce and was home to four successive market houses. Prior to Union General Sherman's arrival in December 1864 it was also the site of a slave market. In 1954 the city signed a fifty-year lease with the Savannah Merchants Cooperative Parking Association, allowing the association to raze the existing structure and construct a parking garage. When the garage's lease expired in 2004, the city began plans to restore Ellis Square. The old parking garage was demolished in 2006 to make way for a new public square that features open spaces for public concerts, as well as an underground parking garage. The restoration was completed in February 2010. Ellis Square officially reopened at a dedication ceremony held on March 11, 2010.
A bronze statue of songwriter-lyricist Johnny Mercer
, a native Savannahian, was formally unveiled in Ellis Square on November 18, 2009.
Johnny Mercer Statue in Ellis Square