‘Phoenix Flies’ Highlights Tech Connections to Atlanta History

Phoenix Flies' Highlights Tech Connections to Atlanta History

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Georgia Tech’s first buildings

This month, the Atlanta Preservation Center is hosting the 2018 Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Historic Sites.

The festival was created in 2003 to celebrate Atlanta’s architectural history and culture. Now in its 15th year, Phoenix Flies has grown to include 99 preservation partners and more than 175 events bringing together individuals and organizations throughout the community.

The month-long celebration includes guided walking tours, lectures, and open houses. All events are free, but some require reservations.

The first tour is Saturday, March 3, and registration is now open. Below are some of the events that have connections to Georgia Tech. See a full list of events and information about registration here.

Atlanta Daily World: Friday, March 9
Featuring alumnus Gene Kansas, visit the Atlanta Daily World building in the Sweet Auburn historic district. See how the building’s use has changed since 1912, including housing the popular café and espresso bar, Condesa Coffee.

North Avenue and the Georgia Tech Campus: Saturday March 3, and Saturday, March 17
Learn more about the history of Georgia Tech, North Avenue, Coca-Cola, and more in this tour around our very own campus.

Historic Jewish Atlanta: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill Tour: Wednesday, March 21
Learn about the Fulton Cotton Spinning Company and its role in the founding of both Cabbagetown and Georgia Tech.

Other events with Georgia Tech connections include:

Peachtree Center, John Portman, and the Coordinate Unit: March 23 Druid Hills Presbyterian Church: March 16 and March 18 Oakland Cemetery and Georgia Tech: March 10 Robert Craig – Sculpture of Julian Hoke Harris: March 8 Julian Hoke Harris at Cherrylion Studios: March 16

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