Author Archives: newtreeguy

How did Portman do it?

The recent passing of John Portman has led me to a lot of thinking about what parts of Atlanta he saved and what he could be said to have destroyed. Arguably, downtown would have completely turned into cement bunkers, surface … Continue reading

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MLK Day 2018

Here’s MLK Sr.’s entry in the 1935 Atlanta City Directory and a shot of the official planning map from the time with a large Ward “4”, the nearby original Morris Brown campus and a little stretch of the future Atlanta … Continue reading

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Last post of 2017

A little holiday cheer left at Krog Street Market Young and old, good crowds and good food! Krog City Market opened in 2014 in a complex of buildings that for years was used by Barbizon (the modeling and acting company) … Continue reading

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Atlanta cleans up at #GABF2017

Atlanta had it’s best year yet at the Great American Beer Fest in Denver this weekend. Awards went to Sweetwater, Monday Night Brewing on the westside, Max Lagers downtown and Torched Hop on Ponce. And down in Savannah, Moon River … Continue reading

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Bookstore memorabilia

I loved the quote on the Border’s bookmark (this was where party city in Buckhead is now); that’s the original location of the Science Fiction & Mystery bookshop: it was on Cheshire Bridge for 10 years or so then briefly … Continue reading

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City Fabric in a Book?

Looks like Tim Keane and co in the planning department have joined up with Ryan Gravel to put together a practical guide to achieving Atlanta’s aspirations for a knitted together fabric of a city. I love the idea. From Amy … Continue reading

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Nurserymen of Atlanta

Here’s a sampling of city directory listings. The only ones I knew for sure were Hastings and Monroe (the road was named after the nursery) 1954 (obligatory joke about finding bush on Cheshire Bridge Road) Abbey View Greenhouse 2055 Gordon … Continue reading

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