Preserving a City Block

2023 Phoenix Flies

Public Programs

Monday, Mar 6 @ 11am

Atlanta History Center is excited to be a sponsor and Preservation Partner of Atlanta Preservation Center’s 20th annual award-winning Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites, March 4 through March 26, 2023. The three-week event celebrating Atlanta’s cultural and historic resources will showcase over 50 participating Preservation Partners offering close to 100 separate events, including guided walking tours of historic neighborhoods and districts, cemeteries, parks, gardens, and battlefields; lectures on history, historic preservation and rehabilitation, and photography; and open houses and tours at house museums, churches, history centers/libraries, and community landmarks.

AHC Midtown occupies nearly the entire block bordered by 10th Street and Peachtree Street on the northeast corner and Crescent Avenue and Peachtree Place on the southwest corner. In the 1920s, this block was part of the vibrant Atlanta shopping scene. Over time, it has housed people, retail, and restaurants. Tour this block and the historic buildings which remain there, the Crescent Apartments and Commercial Row, to learn about their preservation stories and how the block will continue to impact the Midtown community for years to come. AHC Midtown is also the site of Apartment No. 1, where Margaret Mitchell wrote most of Gone With the Wind. The experience includes a brief tour of the apartment and a discussion about the complicated legacy of the book and film.

Tour is limited to 15 people. Check in outside Atlanta History Center Midtown (in front of the Margaret Mitchell House) 10 minutes prior to tour time.

This tour is free, however,  registration is required.

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