A few days ago, I posted an article regarding the naming of Peachtree Street. I have Mrs. Abigail “Abi” Pittman Elder (1832-1928) to thank for the idea since it was her letter to The Atlanta Constitution in June 1909 that sparked my interest in the topic. You can see the full article here. Mrs. … [Read more...]
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Spend any time with Atlanta history and you can’t help but stumble over the theories regarding how Peachtree Street received its name. A few years ago, when I was attending a museum conference, one of the younger attendees in a rather authoritative manner informed me that Peachtree Street and … [Read more...]
This web article began with a simple vintage postcard featuring an old motel I recognized from my childhood along Stewart Avenue now known as Metropolitan Parkway – the Colonial Motor Lodge. I was researching the motel to verify the owner’s name for a very short Facebook post in the group I … [Read more...]
It was a normal day at Atlanta’s Union Depot in March 1895. Dozens of horse-driven cabs were parked along the sidewalk by the carshed waiting on possible fares. One of the cab drivers was a colored man by the name of Will Clemons who threw up his hand and said, “Cab, sir. Want a cab, Judge?” … [Read more...]