Underground Atlanta

Collection:
Marion Johnson Photograph Collection
Title:
Underground Atlanta
Creator:
Johnson, Marion, 1917-1998
Date of Original:
1932/1975
Subject:
Business districts--Georgia--Atlanta
Historic sites--Georgia--Atlanta
Underground Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of an unidentified location within Underground Atlanta in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
In the 1920's a viaduct was built over Alabama street to help relieve traffic congestion. The old Alabama street was named Lower Alabama Street and the new street created over the viaduct was named Upper Alabama Street. Businesses moved their shops to the upper level and the lower level was mostly neglected. In 1968 the area was declared a historic site and in 1969 Underground Atlanta opened in Lower Alabama Street as an entertainment district. The district was closed in 1980 due to rampant crime but revitalized and reopened in 1989.
Local Identifier:
VIS 33.29.01
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Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/MJohnson/id/643
Extent:
4 x 5 in. black and white safety film
Original Collection:
Marion Johnson Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:

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