Atlanta’s got a new Southside community and economic development manager. Erika Smith says she’s looking at things for the Southside from destination dining to helping out mom-and-pop small businesses.
A chilly rain splattered on the construction machinery parked across the street from Morehouse School of Medicine, but Friday morning was bright for the folks gathered there for an official groundbreaking.
Frances Westbrook of Brookhaven was having lunch Saturday in Adair Park – a southwest Atlanta community that she did not know before signing up for the Georgia Trust’s Southwest Atlanta Expedition.
“I thought it would an excellent opportunity to see this area, which I had never been to before,” said Westbrook, who has also been on the Atlanta BeltLine tour. “It’s really a superb opportunity to get to know another part of Atlanta.”
More than 200 people visited the 20-plus sites on the Southwest Atlanta tour – which included houses, industrial buildings and some of the incredible academic institutions that have anchored the communities for more than 100 years.
Chad Carlson shares highlights of some of the historic industrial buildings in southwest Atlanta from yesterday’s Georgia Trust tour. It was a fantastic tour, with over 200 registrants, which included a wide section of buildings, including residences and industrial buildings. – Maria wrote a preview here if you want more details about the tour.
Capitol View Masonic Lodge #640 F&AM at Dill and Metropolitan Credit: Chad Carlson