3 weeks ago
Did you know that over the last few decades, Atlanta has been ranked one of the most important immigrant gateways in the United States? Atlanta is also home to the fastest growing Latinx population in the country and can claim several of the country's largest south, southeast, and east Asian communities. From the City's early 20th Century Jewish and Greek immigrants, to the Chinese immigrants who have called Atlanta home since the 1960s, and the LatinX immigrants of the late 20th Century, Atlanta has a rich history of immigration and yet there are NO historic sites recognized for their contribution to this important part of our heritage.We need your help to identify and protect the places important to the history of these communities. If you would like to be a part of an advisory committee for Historic Atlanta, please follow this link and fill out a volunteer form. historicatlanta.org/engage/volunteer/*Data is from the Pew Research Center and ARC. Image of Plaza Fiesta, an important cultural and shopping center for Atlanta's LatinX community. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
It's still #Pride 🌈 month here in Atlanta - so here is our #3 in our fight to ensure we protect Atlanta’s diverse story.3️⃣ Little 5 Points: Straddling the border of Candler Park and Inman Park, Little 5 Points continues to be one of the most well-known, vibrant, and simply weird commercial districts in the City of Atlanta. But did you know that this beacon of counter culture is home to a high number of LGBTQ+ historic sites? We didn’t either - that’s why we’re working with Little 5 Points Alliance to document this important history and explore next steps on the journey to keep Little 5 Points Weird. Learn more about and support our efforts to #preserve #lgbtq 🌈 history on this important work ➡️ historicatlanta.org#savelgbtqatl #historic #saveatl #little5points #atl #business #district #lesbian #alfahouse #rupaul #thisplacematters #sanborn #preservinghope #historicatlanta ... See MoreSee Less
Like we said, It’s 🌈 #pride month here in Atlanta - so here is our #2 in our fight to ensure we protect Atlanta’s diverse story. (Cover 📸: Darin Givens)2️⃣: Understanding the need to work swiftly and proactively to save threatened historic sites, we are really proud to have documented the Atlanta Eagle/ 306 Ponce and with partners such as The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation , Lambda Legal - Atlanta, and Georgia Equality to call onto the city to protect the first LGBTQ Landmark in the DeepSouth from demolition 💣.Learn more about and support our efforts to #preserve #lgbt 🌈 history on this important work ➡️ historicatlanta.org ... See MoreSee Less
Historic Atlanta is at Cheshire Bridge Road.
2 months ago
It’s #pride 🌈 month here in Atlanta, so this month were taking time to look back on our WINS in preserving LGBTQ history. 1️⃣ 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road NE: Serving the LGBTQ community for more than 4 decades and also once housing The Sportspage, one of Atlanta’s past & prominent lesbian bars, the building ( aka Heretic) is one of the oldest and last LGBTQ spaces on Cheshire Bridge Road. In 2019, Historic Atlanta sent a letter to MARTA reminding the state agency that section 4(f) of the U.S DOT Act prohibits the use of Federal Funding for transportation projects that unnecessarily harm historic and potentially historic sites. We believe the LGBTQ space warrants due process for consideration as a Section 4f property - protecting it from unnecessary eminent domain and demolition.There are alternatives Marta can execute. Buy the CSX line. Reconfigure the station at the crossing.Learn more about and support our efforts to #preserve #lgbtq history on this important work ➡️ historicatlanta.org#savelgbtqatl #historicatlanta #lesbian #lgbtqhistory #atlpol #preservation #eminentdomain #thisplacematters #preservinghope ... See MoreSee Less
🌈TWO MORE DAYS!Applications close Sept 15th, 2021Historic Atlanta is looking for new members for its LGBTQ Historic Preservation Advisory Committee. The role serves as an advisory in the preservation of Atlanta's LGBTQ historic resources. The committee may recommend LGBTQ sites to Historic Atlanta for which to advocate for and advance programs to recognize LGBTQ history.We are looking for individuals that have a strong understanding of LGBTQ history, research & documentation skills, community advocates and individuals with a history of grant-writing. This year's HPAC will develop a 5-year preservation plan while also serving a major role to help guide the development of the LGBTQ historic context statement. Members will help guide the hired consultant's research, comment on drafts of the study, and ensure the document is comprehensive.#saveatl #historicatlanta #lgbtqhistory #lgbtqatlanta #historicpreservation ... See MoreSee Less
Historic Atlanta is at Morris Brown College.
3 months ago
The National Park Service Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program has awarded $500,000 towards the windows restoration of Fountain (Stone) Hall, including two windows honoring AtlantaUniversity’s Founder Reverend E. A. Ware and his wife Jane. Our vice-chair Dr. R. Candy Tate, authored the grant and chairs the Hallowed Grounds Committee of the Atlanta Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life and History. This Monday, 9/6, the Strong Tower Campaign will launch - designed to match the NPS grant. Please join the festivities, food, live music and fellowship at 2 p.m. on Founders’ Plaza of Morris Brown College. Masks required. The campaign will run through the end of February 2022 and you can visit the link in our bio to donate to the total restoration of this Atlanta landmark. #saveatl #historicatlanta #fountainhall #stonehall #morrisbrown #atlantauniversity #historicpreservation #blackhistory ... See MoreSee Less