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Listener Q&A

Podcast break is over! My first Listener Q&A episode includes amazing questions, like: “Why do you think Atlanta has such a hard time keeping its historic buildings?”, “How doe...

1880 Atlanta is a city of 40,000 people, 15 years out of the Civil War, and full force into Henry Grady's "New South". Fairs and expositions were important tools for bringing busin...

Chinese Community

This week, we're covering the history of Atlanta’s earliest Chinese citizens. In 1890, the entire state of Georgia had only 1.78% of residents with foreign patronage, so I wondered...

Atlanta Public Schools

This week, we're talking about school in Atlanta, from the period between 1869 - 1965. When did public school begin? Who was it for? What were it's issues? From day one, public sch...

Avondale Estates

This week, we’re covering Avondale Estates, the mastermind behind it, and how the neighborhood housing stock covers two distinct periods in American history. Before Avondale, there...

DeFoor Murders

This week is about a 141-year old, unsolved, double murder of Martin and Susan DeFoor, in what is today one of the fastest changing parts of Atlanta. This is a story of crime, race...

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...

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