Not Quite Times Square


This is Atlanta in 1951
. The Lowes Grande on the left? Today, that’s where you’ll find the Georgia-Pacific Building. This photo and a handful of wonderful other images of our fair town can be found in the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection at the University of Indiana University. (Found via MeFi.)

5 Comments so far

  1. Rusty (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm


  2. atlpaddy (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

    No, not quite Times Square, but a hell of a lot more lively than it is now.

  3. Atlpaddy (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    Wow, I just checked out the link. I had never seen those photos before – a veritable collection of most of the biggest losses of Atlanta architecture – the Kimbal House, the Haverty Building, the old Peachtree Arcade building, Terminal Station, the Degive Theater. Look how much more downtown used to look like a downtown. This city was gutted, starting with the demolition of the Kimball house, during the late 1950s through the late 1970’s.

  4. sue (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 8:33 am

    It’s Indiana University, not University of Indiana

  5. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 1:23 pm

    Every time I see the old Terminal Station I want to cry.

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