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Geoffrey Hetherington
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Atlanta Legal Aid
Well hello there! Nice to see you, been a long time! Let's dive right in, shall we? Our post for the year (hahaha but for real maybe) is downtown near the John Portman Architectural Extravaganza (Portmandia?). We are bounded by Courtland Street, Ellis Stree...

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25 Park Place
Hey folks! It's been a long time! Apologies for the delay. Let's get right to it. Since my last post, the new Atlanta Streetcar commenced service downtown (yes, it's been that long), part of which runs along Edgewood Avenue. For this post, I thought it migh...

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Wheat Street Gardens
Hello again! We're back with what will most likely be the last post of 2014! I'm not sure I'll be able to get another one done with holiday craziness coming up. So the next time you hear from me it will be the future, and I will have a flying car. Can't wai...

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Butler Deck
Hello again! This time we're going to look at a block that is wholly unremarkable today, but was once quite remarkable indeed. It consists mainly of a parking deck and is just a stone's throw from the State Capitol building downtown. The block is bordered b...

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Muse's Building
Welcome back! This block is quite a hodgepodge, or maybe even a smorgasbord. It's seven commercial lots downtown in the Fairlie-Polpar District near Woodruff Park where the Muse's Building is today. The block has been a revolving door of businesses over the...

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Turner Field / Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Three posts in, and I'm already cheating. For this installment, I will be covering two blocks, which today make up Turner Field and the adjacent parking lot that used to be Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Worse, these two blocks are superblocks, which altoge...

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Enriching Mind Organs
Just wanted to quickly say thank you to Creative Loafing for featuring this blog this morning.  As the new kid on the block (Get it??   Sorry... ), I was very surprised an honored to get a mention.  Check out the article  for other great Atlanta history blo...

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Westin Peachtree Plaza
This post comes to you with help from Leslie Kilpatrick and Jennifer Barger, who contributed a ton of the research. Thanks ladies! (It also helped get this one out so quickly, so expect longer wait times in the future.) So anyway, this post's block falls wi...

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Atlanta City Hall
The first block I'll be reviewing is Downtown, falling within Mitchell St, Washington St, Trinity Ave, and Central Ave.  Atlanta City Hall takes up the entire block today. Spared no expense. You'd never tell by looking at it now, but this area of Downtown A...

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Welcome!  If you're not my mom, you've probably stumbled upon this blog by accident (hi mom!), so let me tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Geoff, I'm from Atlanta, and I love history. Thanks for stopping by! But no, in all seriousness, this bl...
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