Looking north on West Peachtree St toward Pershing Point - late ’70s vs now.  A fine, if grungy, collection of early 20th century apartment buildings replaced by blank walls and grass.  Way to go!

The northeast corner of West Peachtree St at 17th Street in what I assume was the late ’70s/early ’80s.  The source of this photo has a really great collection of images from Atlanta’s punk scene.

The Belvedere House apartments were constructed in 1919.  The 1910s/1920s seem to have been a golden age for apartment design in Atlanta - love the balcony detail. 

West Peachtree Street looking toward Pershing Point in 1948.  See the now and then transformation at WhatWasThere. Midtown Atlanta.

West Peachtree Street looking toward Pershing Point in 1948.  See the now and then transformation at WhatWasThere. Midtown Atlanta.

"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.

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Credit: The Atlanta Constitution 19 Oct 1929 p.26

Credit: The Atlanta Constitution 19 Oct 1929 p.26

Biltmore Hotel under construction in 1923.  Midtown Atlanta
(via Georgia’s Virtual Vault : Item Viewer)

Biltmore Hotel under construction in 1923.  Midtown Atlanta

(via Georgia’s Virtual Vault : Item Viewer)

1985 view of Two Midtown Plaza under construction, at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and 17th Street.  Midtown Atlanta
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Two Midtown Plaza)

1985 view of Two Midtown Plaza under construction, at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and 17th Street.  Midtown Atlanta

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Two Midtown Plaza)