Atlanta Civic Center, Auditorium-Exhibition Hall Architectural Concept, February 19, 1962

Atlanta Civic Center, Auditorium-Exhibition Hall Architectural Concept, February 19, 1962

Atlanta Civic Center, Auditorium-Exhibition Hall Interior, April 19, 1968
GSU’s Planning Atlanta Archive has a great land use map from 1952 that’s worth a looksie.  Sometimes the change since then is dramatic/traumatic (interstate devastation, urban renewal), but often it’s just nifty (street name changes/reroutings, the evolution of neighborhoods from single family homes to more mixed uses).  For an extra mindfu@k, click the Google Maps tab near the top that overlays a current map and allows you to play with the opacity of the old one.

GSU’s Planning Atlanta Archive has a great land use map from 1952 that’s worth a looksie.  Sometimes the change since then is dramatic/traumatic (interstate devastation, urban renewal), but often it’s just nifty (street name changes/reroutings, the evolution of neighborhoods from single family homes to more mixed uses).  For an extra mindfu@k, click the Google Maps tab near the top that overlays a current map and allows you to play with the opacity of the old one.

South of Five Points on Peachtree (Taken with instagram)

South of Five Points on Peachtree (Taken with instagram)

Piedmont Road at Lindbergh Drive ca. 1956.  Not much there…Atlanta, GA
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Piedmont Avenue & Lindbergh Drive)

Piedmont Road at Lindbergh Drive ca. 1956.  Not much there…Atlanta, GA

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Piedmont Avenue & Lindbergh Drive)

Retro Christmas scenes in downtown Atlanta, GA.  It’s Christmastime..in the city.

(Source: library.gsu.edu)

Christmas 1943 - again with the ugly trees!  Atlanta, GA
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Ice Storm, Atlanta, Georgia)

Christmas 1943 - again with the ugly trees!  Atlanta, GA

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Ice Storm, Atlanta, Georgia)

Christmas 1923 at the Nicolson House (now Shellmont Inn) on Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta, GA.  I love how scrawny and badly decorated Christmas trees were in the past.  A far cry from the Martha Stewart perfection people strive for today.
(via Georgia’s Virtual Vault : Item Viewer)

Christmas 1923 at the Nicolson House (now Shellmont Inn) on Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta, GA.  I love how scrawny and badly decorated Christmas trees were in the past.  A far cry from the Martha Stewart perfection people strive for today.

(via Georgia’s Virtual Vault : Item Viewer)