At the turn of the last century, there was a long-standing tradition among Atlanta’s elite to spend summers on the coast or in the mountains. But not everyone enjoyed retreating from Atlanta’s summer temperatures. Some chose to remain close at home.
This week’s Stories of Atlanta illustrates why we say there’s a reason for everything you just have to know the story. It is a tale that begins in the early 1900’s with the building of a family’s summer home and ends with the construction of something that had never before been seen in the City of Atlanta.