“Hip, but Not Hopping: Flashy Rio Mall Generates Few Sparks” (1990)

There’s trouble in Rio.

The biggest crowd, it seems, is those wacky gold frogs that decorate the long, rectangular pool in the funky Midtown shopping center.

At its slowest times, the striking, two-level center of blue aluminum siding, white structural steel and swirly neon has the ambiance of an empty can. Despite its acclaim for architectural daring, Rio hasn’t yet become the popular entertainment and retail mecca that its developer, Ackerman & Co., had hoped.

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The Rock Springs Automatic Laundry in 1955.  It was located in the shopping center where Rock Springs Rd meets Piedmont Ave.

1946 views of West Peachtree Street at 14th Street.  Midtown Atlanta

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Undated, but likely 1940s, photo of Peachtree Street at 10th Street.  I believe this is looking east down 10th Street.  Midtown Atlanta

Undated, but likely 1940s, photo of Peachtree Street at 10th Street.  I believe this is looking east down 10th Street.  Midtown Atlanta