Atlanta History Center
03/26/2017 at 16:32. Facebook
Meet author Peter Heller at Margaret Mitchell House this Tuesday, March 28, as he discusses his latest suspenseful novel Celine.

Author Programs

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Atlanta History Center
03/25/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Built in 1912, the Odd Fellows Building served as office space as well as an auditorium. During the decades of segregation, it was a gathering space for the African American community in Atlanta. It's seen here ca. 1975. Check out what it looks like today: bit.ly/2mzwvJr

Thanks for following along during our series highlighting Auburn Ave!
Atlanta History Center
03/24/2017 at 15:37. Facebook
Ebenezer Baptist Church moved to Auburn Ave. in 1914. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. both served as pastors of the church. Ebenzer is seen here broadcasting services held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, ca. 1975.
Atlanta History Center
03/23/2017 at 20:02. Facebook
Auburn Ave. is home to many African American owned businesses, including the Atlanta Life Insurance Co., seen here ca. 1937. Founded by Alonzo Herndon in 1905, the company still exists today!
Atlanta History Center
03/23/2017 at 15:19. Facebook
Grab some new shoes and a bite to eat at Auburn Ave. and Peachtree St., ca 1925. Today this is home to Woodruff Park. Check it out: bit.ly/2nMVWrh
Atlanta History Center
03/22/2017 at 21:06. Facebook
Switchboard operators inside the Bell Building on Auburn Ave. helped to connect all those important calls, ca. 1923. Check out what the area looks like today: bit.ly/2o63IZj
Atlanta History Center
03/22/2017 at 15:33. Facebook
Getting ready to load up and make runs from the Coca-Cola Bottling Company on Auburn Ave, ca. 1912. Check out what it looks like today: bit.ly/2nCeB8C
Check out Pryor St and Auburn Ave, ca. 1900. Just a few years after yesterday's share, and buildings are already beginning to go out and up.
Follow along this week as we share the history of Auburn Ave. Here's a ca. 1895 snapshot of the YMCA's first permanent home in Atlanta. It was located at the corner of Pryor St and Auburn Ave. Check out what it looks like today: bit.ly/2n7oPwK
Just goating around at Smith Family Farm! Stop by to say hello to Little Richard and friends this weekend.
Happy birthday to Atlantan Bobby Jones, the only golfer to achieve the Grand Slam! Our exhibition sharing the story of his life and legacy reopens today.

Fair Play: The Bobby Jones Story

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Street level view of 10th and West Peachtree, ca. 1964. Check out what it looks like today: bit.ly/2m6jNSf
In 1974 The Fox Theatre was threatened with demolition. A local grass roots campaign quickly began, and lead to a petition signed by 150,000 history advocates. The theatre was placed on the National Register and saved! Cheers to those who believe in doing it for the culture! Dive into more stories by searching our collections at atlantahistorycenter.com.
Heading back to work at the Hurt Building on Edgewood Ave., ca. 1940.
Checking out the traffic on Marietta Street, looking toward Five Points, ca. 1928.
Did you know that Georgia native, Moina Michael, began the movement to use the poppy as a symbol of remembrance after WWI? We share her story as well as many others in Great War in Broad Outlines, the first of our series of exhibitions commemorating the centennial of U.S. involvement in WWI. See the full schedule: bit.ly/2m9ClMG
Talk about a #throwbackThursday! Midtown sure has grown UP since this ca. 1960 shot looking north along West Peachtree St.
On this International Women's Day, we look back on Shirley Franklin's career. Atlanta's first female mayor and the first female African American mayor of a major Southern city, Shirley Franklin is seen here during her time as City Manager under Mayor Andrew Young, ca. 1986.
For International Women's Day, shout out to these ladies who stood up for equal suffrage during a civic parade in Atlanta, ca. 1913. The 19th Amendment was ratified seven years later in 1920.