Category Archives: Midtown

Midtown’s Evolving Etymology

Found a cool article describing the changing place names for Midtown: North Atlanta, Tight Squeeze, Hip Strip, The Community, and one I’d never heard before: Blooming Hill Good read! AtlantaStudies

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Atlanta’s sister cities

“The founding of the Georgia School of Technology I regard as the most important event, of a public nature, that occurred in my life” Nathan Harris said in his autobiography. At the time, he was a Macon politico and during … Continue reading

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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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Midtown Bowl back in the day

There was a time when the Midtown Bowl bowling alley was really run down, the walls were covered in 1970’s wood paneling, it stunk of ancient cigarettes and the food was terrible. There was a lounge in there, though: Sugar … Continue reading

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Stouffer’s Atlanta Inn

Here’s an ad from 1974 for the old Stouffer’s which for years was a Renaissance, and is now a Melia Hotel The bar back then was the “swinging’ Grogshop” with live entertainment from cocktail time and dancing til 2am

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View from the tower

A few pictures from last month from the top of the old BellSouth tower

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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 … Continue reading

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The Chrystal Towers

Never noticed this view before This one might even be better! OAC, whoot!

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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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