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I couldn’t be more excited to share with week's episode - not only do you get to learn about Atlanta’s LGBTQ history (FINALLY) but we get to do it through the lens of the Atlanta E...

Federal Penitentiary

President McKinley signed the Three Prisons Act in 1891, which authorized the building of the U.S. first three federal penitentiaries. Atlanta was chosen as the Southern site and t...

In the spirit of Halloween, I interviewed Liz Clappin, friend and host of the podcast Tomb With A View. We talk about the earliest history of body snatching in the United States (r...

Listener Q&A - Vol. 2

100 EPISODES! To celebrate I did another Listener Q&A, with amazing questions, like: “What is your favorite repurposed historic space?”, “How do I research my house/building?” ...

Overalls

The sudden release of government controlled industry during WWI cause sever inflation - 15% from 1919 to 1920. One of the most affected industries was clothing manufacturing and me...

Women's Suffrage

With Election Day under a month away, and the recent 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, there is no better time to discover the history of women's suffrage in Atlanta. Things...

Movie Censor

This week we’re covering Atlanta’s Better Films Committee, it’s first un-official censor, (Zella Richardson), the later paid city position (Christine Smith) and the movies that the...

Ashley Ordinance

Atlanta first attempted to codify racialized zoning in 1913 and the charge was led by 4th Ward City Councilman Claude L. Ashley. Today, we’re going to talk about what led to this o...

Candler Mansions

The Candler name is all across Atlanta, even when not expressly spelled out, there are many places with Candler connections you may have never realized. The family’s generational w...

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