“Unpretentious and appealing, this book lovingly recalls the bygone days of the street that Margaret Mitchell made famous—its buildings where men worked or played, the mansions that once lined its streets and the people who lived in them, the dignitaries who visited, the parades and the parties and Coca-Cola.”
—Journal of Southern History
Published in 1962, this history of Atlanta’s famous thoroughfare traces its evolution from an Indian trail to a village street in the 1840s, to its rebuilding after 1864, and on to the rise of its modern skyline. William Bailey Williford portrays the many personalities that shaped Peachtree Street and describes the social, civic, and business life that flourished along the busy corridor.
Page count: 212 pp. Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5
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William Bailey Williford worked in public relations in Atlanta and served on the board of directors for the Atlanta Historical Society. He is the author of Americus through the Years and Williford and Allied Families.