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
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!
Here’s an ad from 1974 for the old Stouffer’s which for years was a Renaissance, and is now a Melia Hotel
The bar back then was the “swinging’ Grogshop” with live entertainment from cocktail time and dancing til 2am
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
Here’s the dirt displaced for the trench
I call it Mount Victory Sandwich
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
A sign of the times!
There’s one curved track at Ellis and Peachtree and now another down at Edgewood and Fort. Slowly but surely