Pre-interstate Atlanta, 1919 by the Foote & Davies Company.
This is an image from the 1919 Foote and Davies map of Atlanta, taken from the very cool Big Map Blog. We can see what the built environment of downtown Atlanta looked like (and might have continued to look like) before the interstates and their ramps sliced wide chasms of asphalt and concrete through the area.
I’m trying to imagine Atlanta if we got rid of the I-75/I-85 Connector and did a Cheonggyecheon-style restoration. I can dream.
Atlanta claims spots #5, 7, 17, and 22: the areas near Vine City/GA Dome, Techwood/Centennial Hill, Mechanicsville/Summerhill, and Adair Park. (via)
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Arguing that bohemias are temporary, neighborhood-centered, and artists don’t have much to do with it. (via).
The problem with restricting self-expressive action to artists is that being an artist requires talent. Bohemias solve this problem by democratizing the expressive life.
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Map of the original 1854 Atlanta Ward System.
Really awesome background on two of Atlanta’s 19th-century sketchy neighborhoods: Snake Nation (now Castleberry Hill) and Murrell’s Row (in today’s Old Fourth Ward/Five Points area). I’d never heard of them before.
Breaking news! Atlanta’s seedy past!