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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...

Atlanta Churches - Part I

This week, we're focusing on five downtown Atlanta churches - how they came to be, when were they built and what stories they hold. Learn about Father's O'Reilly's act of heroism, ...

Chattahoochee Brick

The end of the Civil War marked the end of slavery in the US...right? In the last few years, books and documentaries are educating Americans on what really happened. In all Souther...

The Cascade Mansion (1860) and the Willis House (1840) are both owned by Lt. Colonel Perry Bennett, who can make a war-history-lover out of anyone. This week, I am sharing the info...

Great Fire of 1917

Every city seems to have their story of a great fire, and Atlanta is no different. In 1917, over the course of 10 hours, we would lose 73 square blocks, more than 300 acres, 1938 b...

Collier Heights

Collier Heights development began slowly in the 1910s, with homes for white Atlantans. As WWII came to a close and housing shortages hit the city, African Americans began to purcha...

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