Most of my blogging is directed at real estate…helping visitors to this site, as well as other potential real estate clients learn about Midtown Atlanta, its housing options, its lifestyle. Most of my posts related to lifestyle are about where to eat, or what to do, or festivals in Midtown and surrounding areas. But there are other things that add to the lifestyle of Midtown Atlanta.
Midtown Atlanta History
Its history. Or maybe we should call it “The Disappearing History of Midtown.”
We all know about progress. Without progress, things would never change. We all get that. But not always, is change a good thing. Especially when it comes to history. I recently just spent 3 weeks in Hawaii. If you’ve never visited the Big Island, I strongly recommend it. But, what I found there, was so many historic and sacred places that were marked and preserved. And people were asked to respect it.
“Care for the things of the past. Once altered, they are gone forever.”
Midtown Atlanta is again experience a renaissance of sorts with new construction. Apartment buildings are literally going up on every corner! But at what cost to the history of Midtown? Much of the construction IS going into (or on) vacant land or parking lots. But the recent razing of a beautiful historic Midtown home at 6th and Juniper brings into question, are we caring for things of the past? Or is it all about progress and the development dollar.
Here is a link to a GREAT story written by Maria Saporta in the SaportaReport. It pretty much says it all.
I recently saw a thread on Facebook and the outcry from many that they could not believe this home had been torn down. Well, people, it is up to us, or certainly the residents/property owners that live in these areas to decide if they want to preserve their neighborhood, or let it continue to be the bullseye of the wrecking ball.
The Midtown Neighbors’ Association will host a meeting with preservation experts on Thursday, March 19th from 7-8PM at the Grace United Methodist Church. You can find more information here!
A big shout out and thanks to Maria Saporta for this story and her photos we have shown here.