Early in the Book of Genesis, God asks Cain about his brother, Abel. Having just slain Abel, Cain cynically replies, “I don’t know. Am I my br…
A singular event altered the trajectory of Buckhead.
Lewis Grizzard once ordered a ham sandwich from the soda fountain at the Springlake Pharmacy.
Occasionally, I go to great lengths for these columns.
Amos G. Rhodes is best known for the Stone Mountain granite mansion on Peachtree Street across from Ansley Park.
When it comes to Buckhead streets, none are as beautiful — or it turns out, as complicated — as Peachtree Battle Avenue.
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution under the headline “The Mayor of Buckhead” from 1999, Sam Massell, then the President of…
The Atlanta History Center has a single, thin folder dedicated to Troy G. Chastain.
“My wound is geography.”
I met Maynard Jackson once, though the circumstances were inauspicious at best.
Earlier this week, the anniversary of one of the most significant battles in our nation’s history passed once again with little to no fanfare.
The Cherokee Town Club on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead was once the estate of a leading Atlanta family that was connected not only to rai…
I am one writer who has written about two streets otherwise unconnected.
An 18-story office building in Vinings with sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline is a strange place for a statue memorializing one of the mos…
The oldest house in Buckhead is on a busy thoroughfare, with thousands of cars speeding past daily.
William Brown’s murder in Buckhead by a man working on a nearby road has a curious footnote.
Editor’s note: I had a conversation a few weeks ago with a reader about the origin of the name “Nancy” in Nancy Creek. This throwback column a…
We are running out of buildings to save in Buckhead, which makes the urgency surrounding the National Library Binding Co. building on Peachtre…
An apple and an orange.
We all know the Moores, the Howells and the Colliers, but what of the Tennysons, Wadsworths and Kiplings?
As exasperated prison camp captain Strother Martin told recalcitrant inmate Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke before throwing him in chains after …
Once a symbol of unknown Confederate soldiers who died in the Battle of Atlanta, the Lion of Atlanta is today a reminder of the violent convol…
A conversation Allen Morris had with his father when he was 13 years old echoes through the lives of his family and, by extension, our community.
The post oak tree in front of Paces Ferry United Methodist Church in Buckhead is close to 300 years old, maybe even older.
Stillhouse Road off Paces Mill Road in Vinings got its name from a large rye and corn whisky still operated along the creek in the area by R.M…
Quantifying anything is a challenge, if not impossible, given my resources and subject area.
If there is a silver lining to this aggravating pandemic, it’s a deeper connection to nature.
Ku Klux Klan connections abound in Buckhead.