Underground Atlanta, before 1969

Collection:
Bill Wilson Photographs, 1938-1979, undated
Title:
Underground Atlanta, before 1969
Creator:
Wilson, Bill (William Bryan), 1914-1993
Date of Original:
1920/1968
Subject:
Business districts--Georgia--Atlanta
Building deterioration--Georgia--Atlanta
Abandoned buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Historic sites--Georgia--Atlanta
Underground Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
United States, Georgia, Atlanta, Lower Alabama Street, 33.751816, -84.388998
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Detail view of an unidentified building in 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 99.384.01
ahc099384001a.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Wilson/id/1227
Additional Rights Information:
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.
Extent:
35 mm black and white negative
Original Collection:
Bill Wilson Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:

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