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'Rising From the Ashes' - Private Atlanta Architecture Tour

'Rising From the Ashes' - Private Atlanta Architecture Tour
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$95
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Tour Like a Local and observe Atlanta's rebirth as we visit some of Architectural gems that arose in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and discover why the city's official symbol is the mythological Phoenix - consumed by fire and risen from the ashes.

Based on your interests, some of the stops on your tour will include:

Commercial Districts

  • Peachtree Street - Located along Atlanta’s main thoroughfare is one of the South’s oldest private social clubs, several historic churches and the site of the deadliest hotel fire in US history
  • Fairlie-Poplar Historic District - The commercial heart of Atlanta includes varied popular architectural styles of the time. The re-purposed buildings also include Atlanta’s Flatiron Building, completed 5 years prior to New York’s

  • Midtown - The 2nd largest business district in Atlanta contains various noteworthy architecture including its oldest Jewish Temple, a classical train station, one of the few remaining Victorian homes on Peachtree Street, a restored lavish movie palace and the hotel which hosted the premiere gala for 'Gone With the Wind'

Historic Neighborhoods
  • Cabbagetown - Comprised of one of the 1st textile processing mills built in the South and mill worker’s homes, the industrial area has been renovated to become the nation’s largest residential loft community surrounded by a neighborhood of restored ‘shotgun’ houses

  • Inman Park - Atlanta’s 1st planned ‘suburb’ contains a variety of restored Victorian mansions from the late 19th century including a Civil War Colonel's, the founder of Coca-Cola and even a former bordello

  • Grant Park - Home to the Atlanta’s oldest park, it houses the largest collection of Victorian homes and Craftsman bungalows in the city and one of the few homes in Atlanta that predates the Civil War

  • Druid Hills - Atlanta’s 2nd planned neighborhood was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape designer of Central Park and includes the historic mansions of some of Atlanta’s early leading families


Cemeteries
  • Westview Abbey - The Mausoleum is the largest of its kind ever built under one roof, containing space for more than 11,000 entombment spaces, including the stunning Abbey Chapel showcasing 27 stained glass panels 
  • Oakland Cemetery - The garden cemetery is the final resting place for various historical figures including Civil War soldiers, the author of Gone with the Wind and the founder of The Masters Golf Tournament

Tour Like a Local and observe Atlanta's rebirth as we visit some of Architectural gems that arose in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and discover why the city's official symbol is the mythological Phoenix - consumed by fire and risen from the ashes.