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Galloway School honors building’s past as Fulton’s poorhouse

The Galloway School uncovers and honors building’s past as Fulton’s poorhouse – SaportaReport.

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The Grady Hospital – History Atlanta

Behold the cornerstone of one of the largest health systems in the world. Grady Health first opened the front doors of this building as The Grady Hospital on June 2nd, 1892 to serve the Atlanta public. It was the first

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Manuel’s Tavern is back

Closer Look: The History And Rebirth Of Manuel’s Tavern | WABE 90.1 FM.

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Future of Atlanta’s Central Library

Atlanta’s Central Library in downtown has become the focus of a debate about preservation in recent months, following the reemergence of possible demolition plans put in motion years ago but later halted. While many view the facility as a hulking,

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History of transportation in Georgia

The Georgia Archives will highlight the role of transportation in the state on April 23 at a daylong symposium. A new exhibit on transportation will open the same day in the exhibit space just off the lobby. A traveling exhibit

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History made on golf course

One recent Saturday morning, a crowd of golf and history buffs gathered in the clubhouse of the Bobby Jones Golf Course to remember a round of golf that had been played there on Christmas Day six decades ago. Or, to

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Spring Street formerly named Madison Avenue

  Atlanta History Center • Looking east along Mitchell Street at its….

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Adieu to Gardens Hills Cinema

For most long-time Buckhead residents, the Garden Hills Cinema was a place where memories were made. This week, the theater itself will become nothing more than a memory, as Brand Properties prepares to tear down the shell that remains after

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SaportaReport | The Visitor

It’s 1844 and a young 1st lieutenant visits the area around Marthasville. How things might have been different if the residents of the young town had known what the future would hold for the 1st lieutenant. via SaportaReport | The

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The Baker Bass Murder – History Atlanta

It started as a typical morning for Baker A. Bass. He awoke and left his home at 74 Ellis Street at the regular time. Bass walked to work at four in the morning everyday to open his shop the Babb

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Ted Turner entertains at Buckhead Coalition luncheon – Atlanta INtown Paper

Atlanta business icon Ted Turner coaxed laughter from a room packed with Buckhead’s boldfaced names when he took the stage Jan.28 during the Buckhead Coalition’s 26th annual meeting and luncheon. Answering questions posed by Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell, Turner

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The Life and Times of Dr. Mauney Douglas Collins

Ever versatile and involved, M. D. Collins wrote for the Union County paper before leaving Choestoe.  Later he was editor of The Campbell County News 1926-1930 in Fairburn and concurrently The Fairburn Messenger for five years 1926-1930.  He was also

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Decatur Metro – Check Out This Great Atlanta Streetcar Map

Tucked at the bottom of Maria Saporta’s recent report from the launch of the Atlanta Streetcar, there’s this great map of the Atlanta Streetcar system from the 1940s that you’ve gotta see. CLICK HERE for the high-res version of the map, so you

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Dining in Downtown Atlanta, Circa 1927

As for the food, if these photos are any indication, the people of 1927 Atlanta were fed well. At Torrence’s Lunch Room, on 96 Pryor Street SW, the proprietor can be seen in a white apron over a suit and

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Atlanta, Then and Now (1871 to 2011)

In 1864, General Sherman of the Union ordered his troops to burn Atlanta to the ground, sparing only churches and hospitals along their way to Savannah. Upon the completion of the Civil War, reconstruction efforts began throughout the south. With

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English colony in Metro Atlanta older than Jamestown

A long-forgotten letter, discovered in early November of 2014 by regional planner and historian, Michael Jacobs, has provided very significant collaborating evidence that an English colony thrived in what is now northeast Metro Atlanta throughout the 17th century. Jacobs is

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Atlanta Cemeteries Part 2 – History Atlanta

As Sardis Methodist Church grew, so did their cemetery, and in the 1880’s they officially expanded into the surrounding area. Starting in 1888 and again in 1894, much of the land that is now Historic Sardis Cemetery was deeded to

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Major renovations at History Center

The Atlanta History Center has begun a dramatic renovation of its West Paces Ferry Road facilities that will create a new entrance for its museum building, a new display of Atlanta history, add an historic log cabin to its collection,

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We have endured much

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The Switchyards Building – History Atlanta

The Laniers were recent transplants from Nashville, having moved the Lanier Company from that city to Atlanta in 1942. The Lanier Company was a distributor of dictation machines invented in 1932 by Thomas A. Edison’s Ediphone Company.When the three brothers moved

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