Sharing this because it’s rare material — photo and description of cornerstore laying in 1928, description of theater given to Shriners, background on how architecture firm was chosen, etc. All of the images are clickable. Posting for the history buffs.
Much ado has been made of Georgia Tech’s plans to partially demolish the Crum & Forster building, but it doesn’t seem like the actual term for what they’re planning has entered the discussion. The f-word we’re talking about? Facadism. As you probably deduced, it’s the practice of retaining part of an older building (usually the front) while building behind or around it. Naturally, it’s not without its controversies…
Hi, I'm Eric Gilbert, a professor at Georgia Tech. I love your blog: it's really helped me to get to know the city better. And I'm enjoying your carless adventures. I thought you might be interested in a simple page I put together of neat places near MARTA train stations. It's every place within a half-mile of a station that has at least 4 stars on Yelp. Take the MARTA URL and put the word "near" between "its" and "marta". Cheers, Eric
Thanks for the compliments! I love the idea behind your website - I think it has a lot of potential for challenging the notion that MARTA stations are in places where no one has use for them.
In a Dallas Morning News piece called What if our real problem is too many cars?, Michael Lindenberger looks at problematic highway-funding and congestion issues in Dallas and comes to a conclusion that sounds familiar to me and others in Atlanta.
“In the living room of last month’s Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House, did you notice a pair of vintage French-style bookcases with a soft, lustrous finish the color of honeyed cream? Or last time you dined at No. 246, did you admire the rows of zinc-topped tables? Where do style-setters like designer Stan Topol and chef Ford Fry find such gems? Both turn to custom furniture designer Chris Hagen, who now sells his wares through a Westside retail space, I.D. Lab.”—Betsy Riley, I.D. Lab Mixes Artist Commune with Showroom (via atlantamagazine)