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...]
Welcome to Lisa's Blog
Peruse Lisa's general posts as well as entries from her Every Now and Then, Georgia On My Mind, and History is Elementary blogs.
In 1885 an old sporting man sat a table in the corner of a New Orleans bar holding court telling tales of his better days before the Civil War when he spent most of his time gambling in New Orleans. During a lull between the tales when the laughter had stopped, the old man got a serious look on … [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...]
The photos I have placed here throughout this article are usually shared simply as street scenes in Atlanta. Occasionally more details are included as hints to location, but they are scant as they are simply the short notes the photographer made regarding the photo, and in most cases the locations … [Read more...]