It was June of 2015 when we first told the story of a young Atlantan who wanted something bad enough to make it happen despite the odds against him. It is an inspiring story and one we thought worthy of a second look. I am probably not the only one who, at one time in […]
Looking at photographs of downtown Atlanta in the late 1800’s one cannot help but be impressed with the number of railroad tracks that populated the area we now call The Gulch. By some accounts, at the height of Atlanta’s railroad history there were over 350 trains a day that traveled through the city. Atlanta was […]
That almost everything was something else before it became what it is today is hardly news to anyone. Knowing that fact, however, does not make the observation of the evolution of a city any less fascinating. Such is the case with the subject of this week’s Stories of Atlanta. At its heart, this story is […]
It is often assumed that during the American Civil War, Atlanta was destroyed by fires set by the Union Army as General Sherman led his troops on to the sea. That is only partially true. Fire did inflict substantial damage on Atlanta, but many of those fires were set, not by Union troops, but by […]
Say what you will about the man but he certainly found a way to get people to remember his name.
For one 24-year-old Georgia Tech student, following the sound of sirens coming from Peachtree Street proved fortuitous.
Water has always been at the heart of any community, especially a landlocked one such as Atlanta.
A former medical director of Georgia’s largest hospital shares a connection with one of the hospital’s well-known physicians
There was no question which Atlanta theater would host the world premiere of Gone With the Wind
Among the more recognizable features of larger buildings constructed in the early twentieth century were the ornamental design elements that often gave buildings their personalities. The material of choice for these elements was terra cotta clay, primarily because it was relatively inexpensive, lightweight and could be easily molded or sculpted. These eye-catching details often elevated […]
It wasn’t exactly the trade of the century but, in 1948, it did make baseball history
Above all of his accomplishments, he will be remembered as a tireless advocate for social justice.
It only took one year as a lawyer to convince an Atlanta attorney that his destiny was not the practice of law.
You might be surprised at what becomes of one man’s idea a a place to go to get away from it all.
They became the most recognized set of musical notes in the nation and they originated right here in Atlanta.
No one imagined that the small business operated by a Georgian Tech student in a ballroom of the Georgian Terrace Hotel would one day become a national sensation.
An Atlanta politician stands on the right side of history even though it means going it alone.
The power of a little girl’s dream to transform a city is celebrated in this weeks Stories of Atlanta.
In the wake of a destructive fire, one Atlanta newspaper found itself scooped by an upstart competitor.
If only the residents of Marthasville had known about the future of their young visitor.