Archive for April 2020

The Almshouse

This week, we’re going to the almshouse, or poorhouse. Why did Atlanta have one, where was it located and what is still around today. The story has government drama, accusations of...

West End

A settlement born at the crossroads of Native American trails, developed for the wealthy white elites of the Gilded Age, later the poster child for racial segregation and home to t...

Bicycles

This week, we’re covering Atlanta’s history with the bicycle; its riders, causes, promoters, races, and venues. In the first 50 years of the city's cycling history, riders establis...

"Black Week"

In this new world of viruses and pandemics, I've found myself drawn to times in Atlanta’s history where things felt dark and overwhelming. I think there is value in looking to the ...