Author Archives: newtreeguy

Neel Reid on tour

I always love to see Neel Reid’s designs. This one is on Adrews Ave in Buckhead and was built in 1926, the year he died. Architectural Tourist put together a great photo gallery from an estate sale. Speaking of Reid, while … Continue reading

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Study: The Changing Face of Atlanta (1970-2015)

A super-cool new demographic report was just issued by  Sjoquist and Padney. They put together a website for their presentation here: http://cslf.gsu.edu/changing-face-atlanta/ The report itself only exists there as a PowerPoint, so I generated a PDF for it here: http://jolomo.net/atlanta/ChangingFaceAtlanta.pdfContinue reading

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Ponce Postcard Provenance

There’s a vintage postcard floating around that doesn’t actually have anything to do with Ponce Springs. It has been used in wayfaring signs and marketing materials from the fine folks at Ponce City Market.  Sadly the unscrupulous or simply misguided … Continue reading

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1916 Southeastern Fair

I like this graphic and calendar for the fair which took place down at the then-new Lakewood facility

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Shopper’s Bus

The Atlanta Transit Company tried many strategies to survive in the age of the automobile. One was certain bus routes that circled all the major stores downtown.

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Target Practice

Believe it or not, there used to be a bunch of gun stores in downtown Atlanta. Even the Kimball House hotel had a giant neon sign advertising “Pistols, Shotguns, Rifles”. Not sure if layaway would be a good strategy for … Continue reading

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