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.
A new report on historic and cultural resources at the site of Atlanta’s public safety training center is important mostly for what’s between the lines. While finding little of significance, the report lays the groundwork for detail on reuse of the debris of a historic library and two stone buildings that apparently will flank a future public entrance on Key Road.
There’s nothing stopping the new owner of Southwest Atlanta’s historic Nabisco snack-making factory from bulldozing it the ground as part of a $50 million warehouse development – unless goodwill and local pride count. And it seems Prologis is bringing those to the table for historic preservation and MARTA connectivity that could mean a future as sweet as an Oreo.
This week marks Atlanta’s first Peace Week, introduced by Mayor Andre Dickens. The week-long event focuses on nurturing physical and mental wellbeing for individuals and the larger community. There’s a final day filled with events, so click here to check the schedule. On to other city news from the week: New City Historical Commission is approved A new historical […]
A shuttered Nabisco snack-making factory, a fixture of Southwest Atlanta for 80 years, has been bought by a warehouse company, raising hopes and fears about its preservation and reuse.
Atlanta Public Schools will “pause” its plan to demolish the historic former Lakewood Elementary School following opposition from preservationists and City planners who called it “shameful.”
An Atlanta Public Schools proposal to demolish the historic Lakewood Elementary building is being blasted as “shameful” by City planning staff in advance of a Jan. 12 review hearing.
In the heart of the historic English Avenue neighborhood in Atlanta’s Westside, there stands a monumental stone shell of a building – St Mark AME church.
Anyone looking to ring in the new year in the heart of the city is in luck — the iconic Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta is back this year after a three-year hiatus, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta-based hip-hop group Goodie Mob and singer Ashanti will headline the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration. More […]
Once upon a time, the Northwest Georgia city of Rome was ahead of most of the state on historic preservation programs. Now in the wake of a Confederate monument controversy, the city is experimenting with modern methods of diversity in preservation that might once again be a path for other towns to follow.
For the strip of Whitehall Street nestled between Castleberry Hill and Mechanicsville just southwest of Downtown, the future is easy to predict. Redevelopment.
But redevelopment into what and for whom? A skyscraper-crowned mega-project freshly announced for the strip’s Downtown end is one kind of answer. Another future, however, might lie in the past.
Krispy Kreme’s efforts to bring back the fire-gutted doughnut shop on Ponce is good news that would be even sweeter with more input from local preservation experts. The shop has been a Midtown institution for over 55 years, attracting customers to its 24-hour drive-thru with an iconic neon sign. Now that local history has a […]
A historic brick building in Buckhead that once housed a book factory and a beloved bookstore would be largely preserved, after years of community efforts, as part of a surrounding condo development that recently won zoning approval. Currently home to Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors, the building at 2395 Peachtree Road began life in 1929 […]
A 120-year-old Victorian mansion that is a long-endangered historic gem of Downtown Atlanta may have a new owner who is pledging to restore it for future glory. The Rufus M. Rose House at 537 Peachtree St. is under contract to be bought for $1.65 million by UC Asset LP (also known as UCASU), a Chamblee-based […]
At first glance, it’s easy to think the two-story white building set in little gardens on Spring Street is a house. But it’s still what it’s been for about 90 years: a funeral home. And a city panel says it’s worth protecting, even as skyscrapers rise around it.