Nearly all of the money needed to restore one of the most significant historic buildings in Atlanta – the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge on Auburn Avenue – has been raised.
Preservationists plan to press officials at an Aug. 31 meeting to back off a demolition plan for historic buildings at Milledgeville’s Central State Hospital. Friends of Central State Hospital (FCSH) and the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) are among those who plan to attend the meeting of the Board of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health […]
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The grand front doorway of Atlanta’s historic L.P. Grant Mansion has been freshly reconstructed in the embodiment of preservation metaphors about portals to the past. The project “creates that natural gateway from the past to look at the future,” says David Yoakley Mitchell, executive director of the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC), which calls the 1856 […]
The symbolism is rich. A significant and historic building on Auburn Avenue is being brought back to life with the upcoming move of Georgia Works, a nonprofit that provides housing and employment to homeless men who are drug and alcohol free and willing to work.
Atlanta Public Schools has turned an embarrassing demolition debate into a long-term historic preservation system that other government agencies would be wise to imitate.
The new “Atlanta Legacy Trail” project shows how preservationists and the real estate industry can work together.
Lakewood Elementary played a role in labor union organizing that triggered perhaps the most important strike in U.S. history.
Landmarking Pershing Point Park could prevent the fate of the historic buildings around it.
For The Braves’ first 25 years in Atlanta, the team was the worst in baseball — but that all turned around on Oct. 28, 1995. On that October day 27 years ago, The Braves won the World Series, becoming the first Georgia sports franchise to secure a major world championship. During this time, the team […]
A giant mixed-use project in Sweet Auburn is drawing new support after the developers’ abruptly switched plans to save rather than demolish the historic office building at 229 Auburn Ave.
As Southwest Atlanta’s historic Nabisco factory comes down, community and historic preservation groups are nearing some small victories in the emerging redevelopment plan – though smaller than they originally hoped.
A $1 million grant from the National Park Service to renovate two historic homes in Vine City is a sign that finally Atlanta is grasping the value of preserving our unique Black history on the Westside.
Ten neighborhood groups across Atlanta have signed onto a letter calling for historic preservation to be a priority in selecting the next City planning commissioner.
An endangered historic building in Sweet Auburn is even more historic than preservationists knew, as new research has discovered it was home to Atlanta’s pioneering Black-owned bank and the first ever chartered in Georgia.
For the second year in a row, the Atlanta Preservation Center teamed up with Zoo Atlanta and the City of Refuge to host a summer camp for local elementary school students. Last week, 30 children spent the week getting to know Atlanta, touring some of its iconic landmarks and learning the history that makes the […]
A major redevelopment intended to brighten Sweet Auburn’s future with deeply affordable housing might also mean losing a significant piece of the legendary African American neighborhood’s past.
Atlanta’s Mechanicsville neighborhood is getting its first-ever historic study as a step to possible National Register designations for certain streets and buildings in a time of development pressures.
A 165-foot-tall cell tower looming over Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery and historic Cabbagetown is the goal of a proposal being blasted as ugly and secretive by City officials, preservationists and neighborhood leaders.
A segregation-era Black school in Southwest Atlanta and the site of a prominent English Avenue church will be considered for official City historic landmark status next week.