How to Research a Historic House

2023 Phoenix Flies

Public Programs

Saturday, Mar 4 @ 1pm

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.

Have you ever wondered about the history of an Atlanta building or landmark? Spend time at the Kenan Research Center learning about the resources available to research the history of a historic house. We will focus on one historic house and look at Sanborn Maps, Fulton County tax plats, building permits, newspaper clippings, neighborhood history, and photographs of the neighborhood. Through these resources discover the stories of a historic house and the people that previously inhabited both the land and the house. Join us for a tour through manuscripts, photographs, maps, newspapers, and books documenting the history of this ever-changing city.

Tour is limited to 15 people. Check in at security desk of McElreath Hall 10 minutes prior to tour time.

This tour is free, however,  registration is required.

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