The solution was to go up
As they say, “there are two sides to every coin,” a fact of life that Atlantans in the late 1800s knew all too well. The City’s success as a railroad town brought wealth and distinction but that success also brought to town a life-threatening problem. Thankfully, Atlanta was filled with clever people who devised a simple but effective solution that solved the problem. Years later, the problem, which had been solved, went away altogether but the solution remained. And that caused another problem. Confused? Don’t worry. We sort it all out for you in this week’s Stories of Atlanta.