Underground Atlanta

Collection:
Berry O. Pyron photographs, 1968-1978
Title:
Underground Atlanta
Creator:
Pyron, Berry O.
Publisher:
Berry O. Pyron Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA.
Date of Original:
1968
Subject:
Nightclubs--Georgia--Atlanta
Signs and signboards--Georgia--Atlanta
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Georgia--Atlanta
Advertising--Georgia--Atlanta
Carling National Breweries
Awnings
Building, Brick--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Underground Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Club Martinique (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lower Alabama Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
color transparencies
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of the entrance to Club Martinique in Underground Atlanta, a shopping and entertainment district in Atlanta, Georgia.
black label beer; night life; entertainment district
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.
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Pyron/id/1
Rights Holder:
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Additional Rights Information:
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Extent:
1 transparency : col. ; 35 mm.
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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