Author Archives: newtreeguy

Atlanta Airport keeps growing

Got to tour the airport grounds with Hannah Palmer, who’s new book Flight Path details the absorption of small towns like Mountain View. The house-by-house buyout through the early 1970’s cost some $350 million. The town would be to the … Continue reading

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A bill from Olmsted for Druid Hills

The Library of Congress just released a clutch of Olmsted documents and there was a nice little Atlanta bit in there. I hoped for more, but this was nice. LOC link Joel Hurt had begun the buildout of Inman Park … Continue reading

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Atlanta Tornado of 1975

March is a bad month for tornadoes in Atlanta and 1975 had one I’d never heard of. Sunday morning, March 24th a wicked little storm blew in from Alabama. Here are the spots it hit in Georgia A funnel cloud … Continue reading

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Cool Ivan Allen archive

Just found a nice little archive of Ivan Allen related material at Georgia Tech. You can start here https://ivanallen.iac.gatech.edu/omeka/ Inside is a large PDF scan of a newsclipping scrapbook he kept in the 1970’s with all kinds of urban space … Continue reading

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See the old Underground one more time

You have one last chance to see the old Underground before WRS really starts updating it. Deer Bear Wolf is doing a show in the old Dante’s space and parts of the main Underground area around the old Micks http://www.deerbearwolf.com/news/2018/3/8/captain-hook-invades-underground-atlantaContinue reading

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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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