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Tucked away near the corner of Peachtree and 14th Street is a statue of the former visionary Southern Railway president, Samuel Spencer. The statue was commissioned by employees of the railroad as a memorial following Spencer’s ironic death due to a train accident. Though it is one of Atlanta’s most treasured works of public art, few know its full story.

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Lance Russell

Lance Russell is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and media communicator who, for over three decades, has been entrusted by clients to tell their stories. A seasoned producer with an innate ability to cut to...

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