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Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue: A History

by Sharon Foster Jones

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Named for the famous Spanish explorer who was said to have discovered the Fountain of Youth, Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue began as a simple country road that conveyed visitors to the healing springs that once bubbled along it. Now, few motorists realize that the avenue, one of Atlanta's major commuter thoroughfares, was a prestigious residential street in Victorian Atlanta, home to mayors and millionaires. An economic turn in the twentieth century transformed the avenue into a crime-ridden commercial corridor, but in recent years, Atlantans have rediscovered the street's venerable architecture and storied history. Join local historian Sharon Foster Jones on a vivid tour of the avenue--from picnics by the springs in hoopskirts and Atlanta Crackers baseball to the Fox Theatre and the days when Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Al Capone lodged in the esteemed hotels lining this magnificent avenue.

Product Details

Author
Sharon Foster Jones
Short Title
ATLANTAS PONCE DE LEON AVENUE
Pages
127
Language
English
ISBN-10
1609493494
ISBN-13
9781609493493
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Publisher
History Press (SC)
Series
Brief History
Year
2012
Publication Date
2012-02-27
Subtitle
A History
Audience
General/Trade
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