Alabama Street

Collection:
Bill Wilson Photographs, 1938-1979, undated
Title:
Alabama Street
Date of Original:
1920
Subject:
Cities and towns--Georgia
Streets--Georgia--Atlanta
Construction--Georgia--Atlanta
Stores and shops--Georgia--Atlanta
Railroad facilities--Georgia--Atlanta
Railroads--Georgia--Atlanta
Georgia Railway Company
Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of Alabama Street (now Lower and Upper Alabama Streets) looking towards the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot during construction of the viaduct that would support Upper Alabama Street 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 99.436.01
ahc099436001a.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Wilson/id/1733
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:
35 mm black and white negative
Original Collection:
Bill Wilson Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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