The ambitious 1952 annexation, which brought the Buckhead area into the city of Atlanta, included over 50,000 acres of land and added approximately 100,000 new residents. By far the largest annexation in its history, it tripled the size of the city. Breaking with neoclassical precedent, the new architecture along Peachtree reflected the ambition of the age.
This Forum, co-sponsored by the Buckhead Heritage Society, will focus on the buildings along Peachtree Road in Atlanta constructed between 1940 and 1990. A lecture at the Atlanta Masonic Center will introduce the context of the time and the area. A bus tour will be offered that traces the development history of this corridor and highlights over 25 notable structures along the five miles between the historic Brookwood area to the iconic Lenox Square.
Before the bus tour, there is a lecture. If you would like to sign up for the lecture, go to http://modernbuckheadlecture.eventzilla.net