Looking north on Peachtree from 13th Street in the 1970s with Colony Square in the background.   Midtown Atlanta.

Bike Day 1971 near 10th St and Peachtree - Then vs. Now

After 60+ years, streetcar tracks are back on Peachtree Street!

After 60+ years, streetcar tracks are back on Peachtree Street!

This new pocket park gives a finished look to the northeast corner of 10th and Peachtree…even though most of Midtown wishes John Dewberry would go ahead a develop the darn thing.  I’m of the opinion that it’ll happen when it’s supposed to happen.  The park looks a little bland right now but some spring flower plantings should change that nicely.

Fantastic shot from 1979 looking north on Peachtree Street toward its intersection with 10th Street, which amazingly runs next to the tallish ornate building in the center of the photo.  The scale was downright cozy back then!

Police watching hippies in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, July 1969.  The block on the left is where the Federal Reserve currently sits.
"Patrol car cruises Atlanta’s hippie community near 10th and 14th Streets.  Residents there say outside provocation creating ‘great tension.’"
(AJC)

Police watching hippies in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, July 1969.  The block on the left is where the Federal Reserve currently sits.

"Patrol car cruises Atlanta’s hippie community near 10th and 14th Streets.  Residents there say outside provocation creating ‘great tension.’"

(AJC)

The Samuel Inman House at Peachtree and Ponce de Leon Ave not long before it was demolished in the late 1940s

The Samuel Inman House at Peachtree and Ponce de Leon Ave not long before it was demolished in the late 1940s

AJC photo from 1966 of Peachtree Street between 11th and 10th.  

Peachtree Street (at Candler Building)

Peachtree Street (at Candler Building)

Wish this skinny little guy could find some love. It’s one of my favorite facades downtown.

Wish this skinny little guy could find some love. It’s one of my favorite facades downtown.