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When the Candler Building opened at the turn of the 20th century, it was the tallest building in the city and contained the longest, unbroken, all-brass stairwell in America, runni...

Ward System

The Old Fourth Ward is arguably the trendiest Atlanta neighborhood right now, but do you know how it's got its name? This week we’re covering the city's first five wards, the exp...

The Herndons

So many Atlantans do not know the story of The Herndons - who they were, the careers and companies associated with them and most importantly, the lasting legacy on this city. This ...

Reconstruction

This week, we’re talking about a period in Atlanta and Georgia’s history called Reconstruction. To put it simply, the period after the Civil War, our then-divided country has t...

The Klan

This week, we’re covering a darker period in Atlanta’s history - the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan reigned terror throughout the United States, first in the period imme...

The Temple

Did you know The Temple is the oldest synagogue? Starting off in rented halls with a borrowed Torah, it was during the first Jewish wedding in 1876, that the Rabbi calls for a form...

Buckhead

The boundaries of Buckhead cover an enormous area, so this week I've tried to stick to the early and general history of this well-known neighborhood. Listen to learn about how both...

This week were doing things a little different. I'm giving you a chance to hear one of my Patreon-exclusive mini-episodes about Atlanta's first public execution. For just $1 per mo...

Boxing + Tiger Flowers

From John Sullivan's visit to Atlanta in 1883 for a “scientific sparring exhibition” his second visit in 1893 and the governor sending the Volunteer Militia to chase out a boxi...

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