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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