Phoenix Flies: A City Wide Celebration of Living Landmarks

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The Phoenix Flies:  A City Wide Celebration of Living Landmarks kicks off this Friday with over 230 free events planned for the next 17 days totaling over 6,000 opportunities to enjoy Atlanta’s rich history.  The Phoenix Flies was created in 2003 by the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) as a way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the rescue of the Fox Theatre.   This year’s events include walking tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods, cemetery tours, lectures about historic buildings and areas, Ponce City Market tours, poetry readings, church tours and much more!  For a complete calendar, visit APC’s website.

At a time when our Nation is commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, it is important to recognize what has occurred in Atlanta since this event. Atlanta was sited in 1837 to serve as a hub for railroads and because of this was assured by geography to be a place of growth and expansion. At the end of the War in 1865, over half of the City had been burned and its infrastructure destroyed.  Nonetheless, in 1868, it became the State’s Capitol and by the end of Reconstruction in 1877 was physically much larger than its pre-War boundaries.  We now have well over 100 years of buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes which are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and worthy of preservation and celebration.

Epic Development is currently building in many of the historic neighborhoods that are featured during The Phoenix Flies.   View all the details of our current listings here.  For more information about homeownership or real estate investment in Atlanta call Jim LaVallee at 404-847-9080 or write For more information about commercial real estate operations or investment visit

2017-08-29T17:44:23+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Events|