"The house where Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With the Wind" has a mixed history, and that will be reflected in its new incarnation. House divided: Margaret Mitchell home gets unusual makeover" (1995)
New paintings of the Margaret Mitchell House as it will appear when restoration is completed next spring show a structure with a split personality.
From Peachtree Street, visitors will see the two-story Victorian residence that Cornelius Sheehan built in 1899 at 10th and Peachtree. From Crescent Avenue, they will see the structure’s later incarnation as the apartment building where Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone With the Wind.”
Hi,I have been following this blog for the past few weeks and it is amazing! I'm writing because you actually posted a picture of my condo today (9/7/11 building at the corner of 14th & Piedmont). I was wondering if you know where I could get a higher resolution of this photo. Thanks for the great photos and articles! -Kevin
Thanks for the kind feedback! The photo came from the archives of Georgia State University, on this page. Type in “14th” and you should be able to find it. This link will show you how to order copies, including high resolution. Let me know if that works for you, and thanks for the follow!
Backstreet, a disco that hosted the likes of Cher and Farrah Fawcett-Majors and was a landmark in metro Atlanta’s gay history, will fall under the wrecking ball and be replaced by at least one, and maybe two, 40-story condo towers.
Midtown project seen as mixed use Peachtree development: Office, residential, retail and hotel space planned. (2000)
Former Georgia Tech quarterback John Dewberry is running with plans for a large mixed-use development at the Midtown site where First Union once considered building a parking lot.
Dewberry’s preliminary plans call for the development of up to 2 million square feet of office, residential, retail and hotel space on the Peachtree block between 10th and 11th streets. The project, Midtown Square, will fit in with the area’s trophy buildings, including Promenade II and One Atlantic Center, he said.
City Pushing New Zoning: Everything in walking distance (2002)
Recent college grad Katie Sobush often peddles her bike to lunch in Piedmont Park because she doesn’t have or want a car. And Sobush, a transportation planner, is thrilled Atlanta’s urban masterminds have adopted a strategy to reshape the city to accommodate residents just like her.
The city of Atlanta is on the brink of adopting a revolutionary citywide zoning system that would create a new urbanism utopia. Everything people need —- from homes to restaurants to shopping to offices —- would be within walking distance, instead of a car trip away.
MIDTOWN ARTS DISTRICT: Aesthetic 'village' to radiate from Woodruff hub: Luxury condos would complement neighbors, bring people to boulevard (2006)
It has been five months since the High Museum opened the doors to its acclaimed $124 million expansion, and already there are plans to build on architect Renzo Piano’s vision of a lively, pedestrian- friendly “village for the arts.”
This is Midtown Atlanta, after all, where the construction never stops.
"37-story tower of apartments set for Midtown" (2000)
A third tower will rise in Midtown on the corner opposite One Atlantic Center.
A Dallas developer plans to start construction this fall on a 37- story, 420-foot apartment tower on the southwest corner of 14th and West Peachtree streets. Genesis Real Estate Group hopes to complete the apartment tower and a 1,001-car parking garage by March 2002.
Much of the streetscape between the Fox and 10th Street is, frankly, pretty creepy. So unless you want to stop for a po-boy at the French Quarter, this is a good time to really stretch those legs-or hop the bus.
End of An Era: Historic Cabana Hotel to be demolished
Stores, Offices to Replace Hotel
Another Atlanta landmark will be razed to clear the way for new development.
Demolition crews are prepping the former Atlanta Cabana Motor Hotel in Midtown for demolition. The wrecking ball should arrive at Peachtree and Seventh streets in about two weeks and tear down the hotel with a colorful history.