City Council Passes Resolution Monday Authorizing Its Erection
Announcement of the erection, at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Tenth Street, of a sanitarium to cost $200,000 by Dr. W. W. Blackman, proprietor of the Robertson-Blackman sanitarium on Capitol Avenue, was made Monday.
Grocery Concern Will Build Modern Structure on North Side
Four large lots on the east side of Piedmont Avenue, at the bridge which crosses the belt line of the Southern railroad, were purchased during the past week by Alford Brothers Wholesale Grocery Company. At present a new bridge is being built at this point and Piedmont Avenue is being widened.
"Bohemia central: Pershing Point Hotel gave gays, others a place to fully express themselves" (2006)
As Leslie Jordan’s mama pulled up to the Pershing Point Hotel in 1974 to see her teenage son’s new Atlanta home, she had a visitor’s common reaction.
A devout Southern Baptist “with the perfect flip hairdo,” his mother took one look at the dilapidated structure and the odd assortment of characters loitering out front, promptly locked her doors and gunned the engine.
"My mother would not get out of the car," the diminutive actor, now 51, recalls, laughing.
Looking back, perhaps 1969 was the high point of Atlanta’s freak community. Maybe not. Probably for most the high point always seemed to be just around the corner before it finally vanished altogether.
Anyway lots happened in 1969. In the Spring, large numbers of freaks came to Atlanta from across the South and the nation. The 1st Atlanta Pop Festival was staged in mid-summer and later in the year the first Allman Brothers album was released. A freak presence was firmly established in Piedmont Park, although early in the fall the police tried to re-establish control in the famous “Park police riot.” That particular police freak-out turned a lot of love children into street freaks and gave the City of Atlanta a considerable amount of bad national PR…
Residents of Piedmont Park Section Say Health Resort Will Injure Property Values—Many Doctors Approve Plans
After listening to arguments in protest against the proposed erection by Dr. W.W. Blackman, of a sanitarium at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Tenth Street, from one side, and representations in favor of such an institution from the other side, Mayor Key yesterday afternoon rendered a decision to return to council without his approval the resolution passed by that body last Monday, authorizing the erection of the sanitarium
Complimenting some of Midtown’s features, but offering blunt criticism of others, urban planner Anton Nelessen outlined his vision of the neighborhood’s future last week at a Midtown Alliance meeting attended by about 300 business, cultural and civic leaders.
Blueprint Midtown: Is area ready to be 'SoHo'? Ambitious plan would revamp zoning laws (2001)
Blueprint Midtown, a plan to turn the area into a 24-hour community, is about to become more than a suggestion.
With the backing of the Midtown Alliance, the city is working on a package of land use changes that would encourage developers to turn Midtown into another SoHo-type community. The goal: Make it a place where people want to walk, work, live, shop and dine out, as in the arts district on Manhattan’s lower west side.
People are putting the paper to bed Tuesday night when that old familiar call comes: “Pigs are busting people on 11th Street.” So our crack riot-trained team of reporters and photogs converge on the scene, to find: a big red fire truck, brandishing its fire hoses at a still (slightly) smoldering can of garbage; a Journal/Constitution, paper-box (Right On!) blocking the Peachtree entrance onto 11th; a small scattering of freaks (“Community People” we call them) hustling and bustling about in customary gaiety, exclaiming on the near riot; and the familiar voice of Harky (The Rev. Klinefelter)’first far away, then nearing and finally turning the corner of Peachtree onto llth.
The most significant real estate event in Atlanta during the first decade of the 2000s was, without question, the transformation of Midtown.
With the opening of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Technology Square, Atlantic Station, 1180 Peachtree and 12th & Midtown, and guided by plans laid out by the Midtown Alliance, this part of town today looks very different than it did in 2000…
"Architects' early efforts to save Midtown pay off" (2001)
Midtown Atlanta is a bustling community developing into a healthy milieu of residences, retail, office, trees and entertainment.
But it wasn’t always that way.
During the 1960s the future of Midtown was in doubt. Homeowners who moved into the neighborhood 40 years earlier were in their senior years. The public schools were being integrated, which fueled the “white flight” from the inner city to the suburbs. Midtown became the playing ground for hippies and the counterculture —- that scared off many of the older neighborhood stores around Peachtree and 10th streets.