Category Archives: Development

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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Links for today – transit and Olympics

Nice little write-up from Saporta Report about the state of MARTA train cars: MARTA’s trains are old. They’re to reach their lifespan in 2021. Each vehicle received a mid-life overhaul at some point between 2005 and 2008, a solicitation shows. … Continue reading

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A Brief History of 280 Elizabeth

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. … Continue reading

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19 Hilliard Street

Well, from what I can tell that’s the address. There’s hasn’t been a business there since the 1930’s. I believe it was the the Trio Laundry and later the Tanner Laundry. It’s about 40 feet south of the new streetcar … Continue reading

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Midtown from on high

View from the patio at 999 Peachtree at the beginning of March 2012 Here’s a shot from two weeks later

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Action on Crescent Ave

Here’s what’s left of the old Vickery’s The Fifth Group is putting in a seafood place called Lure.   The crane is about to go up for the next phase of 12th & Peachtree I’m not sure what’s going on … Continue reading

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