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:
Graffiti--Georgia--Atlanta
Street art--Georgia--Atlanta
Political slogans--Georgia--Atlanta
Signs and signboards--Georgia--Atlanta
Building, Brick--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Underground Atlanta (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 graffiti reflecting sentiments of youth culture and rebellion in Underground Atlanta, a retail and entertainment district in Atlanta, Georgia.
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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/2
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:
Please contact holding institution for information regarding use and copyright status.
Extent:
1 transparency : col. ; 35 mm.
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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