Inman Quarters update

Formerly called 280 Elizabeth, this project making some progress. Lots of different finishes it looks like as of a few weeks ago. Sorry, the WordPress app has been acting up

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Pretty bland roofline on the southwest side
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View north on Elizabeth
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This is supposed to be Ford Fry’s new thing on the corner of Elizabeth & N. Highland
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Looking south between IQ and the almost 10 year old IPV
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A Streetcar Named Home

I took some pics of this quirky house down in Ormewood Park a little over five years ago. Now a friend is moving in. Turns out it is car #604 and I hope to get some inside shots now!

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Stouffer’s Atlanta Inn

Here’s an ad from 1974 for the old Stouffer’s which for years was a Renaissance, and is now a Melia Hotel

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The bar back then was the “swinging’ Grogshop” with live entertainment from cocktail time and dancing til 2am

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View from the tower

A few pictures from last month from the top of the old BellSouth tower

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A Brief History of 280 Elizabeth

Ok, it’s real brief right now ;)

This was an old creek bed that ran between N Highland and Lake/Sincair and when it was a giant surface lot for the Mead factory, it flooded the houses to the east frequently. The retention pond at IPV helped tremendously but when this part of 280 is running, I think the problem will be solved

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Here’s the dirt displaced for the trench

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I call it Mount Victory Sandwich

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Midtown has always been screwy

So, you want to complain that 11th Street doesn’t connect from Piedmont Park to Westside; that 13th doesn’t cross Peachtree; that 12th is crooked at W. Peachtree. Well, you’re just spoiled I tell you! Atlanta pioneer, Richard Peters owned most of midtown and created a nice street grid but his property didn’t go north of 8th Street. Anything north of that was chaos! Check out this property map from 1895 — courtesy of our old friend Franklin Garrett

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A lttle streetcar progress

A sign of the times!

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There’s one curved track at Ellis and Peachtree and now another down at Edgewood and Fort. Slowly but surely

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