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Murder of Robert Alston

This story ends on March 11, 1879, around 6:40 pm. Lt. Col. Robert Alston lay dead on a sofa inside the home of Dr. Tabor, over on Decatur Street. He had been shot in a duel by his...

Decatur

This week, I'm tackling a much-requested episode on Decatur. Starting with dinosaurs and heading to the early 20th century, listen in to learn about the streets, people, churches, ...

Water + Waste

For most Americans, we turn the faucet and water comes out or we flush the toilet and don’t think twice about where it goes, but in the earliest of Atlanta’s days, these were all c...

This week, you get to hear more of our interview with Sara Butler as we start off outside the hotel, discussing the architectural features, the restaurant and bank, and then make o...

This week, we’re doing things a little differently. You’re here because you love hearing about Atlanta’s past...but do ever think about its future? What do you think the metro area...

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 expan...

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 to fi...

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