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East Lake + Bobby Jones

This week, we have a story about wealth and leisure, amateurs and professionals and how a popular game in the South came about and the iconic place it was played.   

Many times, churches are the oldest or only surviving buildings in a community. By looking past their initial purpose, we can use location, building materials and even architecture...

Peters + Hurt

This is a story about two men; one from the North, one from the South, one from humble beginnings and one from a prominent family. Both would shape the city of Atlanta at its infan...

The Neighborhood Union

The Neighborhood Union was the first, female-led black social work organization in the city. Atlanta women led the charge to educate children, find them safe places to play, school...

Rich's Department Store

The attachment, nostalgia and love for Rich’s Department store runs deep. This week, I am covering the earliest history of department stores, the Rich Family and the growth of Ri...

Castleberry Hill

For many, this neighborhood has only recently hit their radar, with the construction of the new stadium and the redevelopment of the old Norfolk Southern headquarters. But did you ...

Olmsted Linear Parks

For many Atlantans driving down Ponce de Leon, these six linear parks almost disappear into sight. This week, I'm talking about Frederick Law Olmsted, his work in Atlanta and why t...

In 1885, the death rate for black Atlantans was 2.5 times greater than whites. By 1900, the black death rate exceeded the white by 69%. African American deaths accounted for 50% of...

Summer Break Announcement

A short announcement to let you know I will taking a podcast 'summer break'. New episodes will return on Friday, June 21st! In the meantime, I will still be posting short histories...

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