History

Looking for historical landmarks? Here is a collection of some of the many things that Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward has to offer.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is the only Presidential Library in the southeast. Its archives offer a wonderful source of information for researchers. Its museum, which re-opened Oct.…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site represents the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Contributing features include Dr.…

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Sweet Auburn Historic District

Stroll down Sweet Auburn Avenue, the heart of African-American commerce and culture in Atlanta at the turn of the century. Discover landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement, and several historic…

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Krispy Kreme on Ponce

If you’ve never been to a Krispy Kreme, I mean a real Krispy Kreme with all the cogs and belts exposed — this is the one to go to. Most…

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Mary Mac’s Tea Room

For over 70 years Mary Mac’s has been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta. Business people, celebrities, families and world travelers all dine at Mary Mac’s and feel…

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The Municipal Market in Sweet Auburn

Founded in 1918 as an open air market, The Municipal Market opened the doors to its new building in 1924. Referred to as the Curb Market by locals, it houses…

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Inside the Plaza Theatre, courtesy of plazaatlanta.com

Plaza Theatre

We are Atlanta’s oldest operating and only independent cinema since 1939! Text and photos from the Plaza Theatre website Designed by architect George Harwell Bond, the Plaza Theatre opened on December…

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Atlanta History | Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Throughout its long history, Ebenezer Baptist Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia, has been a spiritual home to many citizens of the “Sweet Auburn” community. Its most famous member, Rev. Martin…

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Atlanta History | Atlanta's Historic Fire Station 6

Historic Fire Station 6

Fire Station No. 6 was built in 1894 and served the “Sweet” Auburn community until 1991. Hear about the desegregation of the Atlanta Fire Department and view a 1927 American…

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Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market breathes new life into the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta. The classic structure, which is the area’s largest adaptive reuse project, has been reinvented…

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"Homage to King" by Xavier Campaney Medina, photo courtesy of ocaatlanta.com

Homage to King

This dramatic sculpture, a profile of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his arm outstretched, welcomes people to the King National Historic Site at the southwest corner of Boulevard and Freedom…

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Oakland Cemetery, photo courtesy of oaklandcemetery.com.

Oakland Cemetery

Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of…

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