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You may soon notice that I use an pretty broad definition of  the concept of "downtown."  I have been able to temporarily overcome my compulsion to be literal because it makes the organization and presentation of these photos just a bit easier.  Laziness trumps literalism!

Downtown skyline postcard - 1966 

Downtown skyline postcard - 1967

Downtown skyline postcard - early 1970s

Downtown skyline postcard - early 1980s

Downtown Skyline postcard

Misc. thumbnails of aerial postcards

Downtown aerial postcard (1976)

Downtown aerial postcard (1980 or later)

Downtown aerial postcard (1962 or so)

Downtown aerial postcard (mid 1960's)

Downtown aerial photo - 1933

Downtown aerial postcard (late 1960's)

Downtown aerial postcard (late 1970's)

Downtown aerial postcard (1976)

Downtown aerial postcard (1974)

Downtown aerial postcard (1965)

Downtown aerial postcard (1964)

Downtown skyline postcard (circa 1970)

Downtown Connector under construction - 1949

Downtown Connector under construction - 1950

Downtown Connector under construction

Downtown skyline from North Ave bridge #1

Downtown skyline from North Ave bridge #2

Postcard - skyline from North Ave postcard #1

Postcard - skyline from North Ave postcard #2

Postcard - skyline from North Ave postcard #3

Postcard - skyline from North Ave. postcard #4

Postcard - skyline from North Ave. postcard #5

Downtown skyline - circa 1967

Downtown skyline - 1978

Skyline views & an aerial shot from the 1980s

Downtown skyline from 14 St. bridge

Atlanta Auditorium Armory postcard

Atlanta Municipal Auditorium postcard (interior)

James Brown at Atlanta Municipal Auditorium

Atlanta Municipal Auditorium #1

Atlanta Municipal Auditorium #2

Atlanta Constitution Bldg #1

Atlanta Constitution Bldg #2

Atlanta Constitution Bldg #3

Atlanta Constitution Bldg #4

Atlanta Constitution Bldg #5

Atlanta Constitution Bldg #6

Atlanta Constitution Bldg #7

Atlanta Stadium postcard

Atlanta Stadium postcard

Atlanta Stadium postcard

Auburn Ave. looking toward Peachtree St.

142 -148 Auburn Ave. - Atl. Life Ins. Co.

205 Auburn Avenue NE

220 Auburn Ave NE - Big Bethel A.M.E. church

228 - 250 Auburn Ave / Odd Fellows Bldg.

Odd Fellows Building Facts / Photos

Auburn Avenue at Bell Street

330 Auburn Avenue

407 Auburn Avenue - Ebenezer Baptist Church

Broad Street at Marietta Street #1

Broad Street at Marietta Street #2

Broad Street looking toward Walton St.

Broad Street looking north #1

Broad Street looking north #2

92 Broad St SW / Benny's Liquor Store

330 Capitol Ave SE / Ga. State Archives bldg.

Capitol lawn - postcard #1

Capitol lawn - postcard #2

133 Carnegie Way - Carnegie Bldg.

Shrine of the Immaculate Conception #1

Shrine of the Immaculate Conception #2

Capitol Building postcard

Centennial Olympic Park 1994

113 - 119 Cone St. / Robert Fulton Hotel

105 Courtland St NE - 1st Congregational Church

105 Courtland St NE - 1st Congregational Church

Marriott Motor Hotel under construction

165 Courtland St NE - Marriott Hotel

165 Courtland St NE - Marriott Hotel

165 Courtland St NE - Marriott Hotel

255 Courtland St. NE - Heart of Atlanta motel

255 Courtland St. NE - Heart Of Atlanta motel

255 Courtland St. NE - Heart Of Atlanta motel

311 Courtland St. NE / Travelodge Motel

311 Courtland St. NE / Travelodge Motel

Courtland St. at Currier Street, 1970

Decatur Street looking toward Five Points

Decatur Street - 1975 GSU postcard

View from roof of the William-Oliver Bldg.

Edgewood Avenue from a Five Points rooftop

30 - 44 Edgewood Ave - Equitable Building

Edgewood looking towards Five Points

Edgewood Ave. / Trust Co. garage

Edgewood Ave.  - Eisenhower campaigns for President -1952

339 Edgewood Avenue

Edgewood at Boulevard #1

Edgewood at Boulevard #2

741 Edgewood Avenue

54 Ellis Street NE / Elks Lodge

Equitable Bldg, rooftop view looking east

Equitable Bldg, panoramic view looking east

Equitable Bldg, rooftop view looking north

Equitable Bldg, rooftop view looking south

Equitable Bldg. rooftop view looking west

Eternal Flame Of The Confederacy

First downtown tree planted by Women's Chamber of Commerce - 1964

First United Methodist Church

Five Points #1

Five Points #2

Five Points #3

Forsyth St. at Walton St. - Post Office

Forsyth Street at Walton St. (courthouse)

76 Forsyth Street / Post Office postcard

Georgia Railroad train at Union Station

Union Station - Forsyth Street vicinity

Forsyth Street / Atlanta Journal Building, 1971

157 Forsyth Street SW, 1959

Fulton County Courthouse

Fulton County Courthouse

Glenn St. General Electric plant

550 Glenn Street

Grady Hospital (the original)

Grady Hospital (the original, postcard view)

Steiner Cancer Clinic (of Grady Hospital)

Grady Hospital postcard

Grady Hospital postcard

Grant Building (Walton at Broad)

The Grim Reaper / Fulton Co. Govt. Bldg.

Hastings Seeds on Marietta St.

Healey Building #1

Healey Building #2

Healey Building postcard

Howell House

Houston St #1

Houston St #2 / Parliament Motel

Hotel Avon / Houston St. at Pryor St.

Houston Street at Pryor Street, 1960

Sparks Hall #1

Sparks Hall #2

50 Hurt Plaza - Hurt Bldg. #1

50 Hurt Plaza - Hurt Bldg. #2

50 Hurt Plaza - Hurt Bldg. #3

50 Hurt Plaza - Hurt Bldg. #4

Hurt Building postcard

Hurt Park (1949)

Hurt Park (another 1949 shot)

Hurt Park postcard #1

Hurt Park postcard #2

Hurt Park postcard #3

Hurt Park postcard #4

Hurt Park postcard #5

Hurt Park - Barry Goldwater rally (1964)

231 Ivy Street / Downtowner Motor Inn

Ivy Street circa 1970

Ivy Street at Cain Street - 1948

84 Luckie Street - Herren's Restaurant

99 Luckie Street - The Playboy Club

Hotel Ansley postcard, Forsyth Street

Hotel Ansley  postcard, Forsyth Street

Hotel Ansley postcard, Forsyth Street

Forsyth Theatre, Luckie St at Forsyth St.

Library (Carnegia Way at Forsyth Street #1)

Library (Carnegie Way at Forsyth Street #2)

Luckie Street

Map of downtown Atlanta (1949)

Marietta St. / Atlanta Federal Savings & Loan

Marietta St. / Atlanta Federal Saving & Loan

Atl. Fed. S&L / Kimball House / State Capitol

Marietta St. / Atlanta Federal Savings & Loan

40 Marietta Street NW

40 Marietta Street NW

55 Marietta Street NW - old City Hall bldg.

Marietta Street, circa 1920 or so

Fulton National Bank - architectural rendering

Marietta Street, 1953

55 Marietta Street NW - Fulton Nat. Bank

Marietta Street - Henry Grady statue #1

Marietta Street (Grady statue) - postcard #1

Marietta Street (Grady statue) - postcard #2

Marietta Street (Grady statue) - postcard #3

Marietta Street - Henry Grady statue #2

Marietta Street - aerial view from 1934

Marietta Street - mid 1960's postcard

104 Marietta Street - Federal Reserve Bank

110 Marietta Street, NW (Glenn Hotel)

426 Marietta St.  - Sears warehouse #1

426 Marietta St.  - Sears warehouse #2

426 Marietta St.  - Sears warehouse #3

MARTA - Five Points construction 1978 #1

MARTA - Five Points construction 1978 #2

Misc. downtown views from 1970

Mitchell Street at Spring Street

Mitchell Street, 1970

Mitchell St  /  Peachtree St. inn tersection - #1

Mitchell St / Peachtree St. intersection - #2

68 Mitchell Street SW - City Hall

68 Mitchell Street SW - City Hall postcard #1

68 Mitchell Street SW - City Hall postcard #2

68 Mitchell Street SW - City Hall postcard #3

North Avenue at Piedmont

North Ave at West Peachtree #1 (C & S)

North Avenue at West Peachtree #2

Tech Motel on North Avenue

The Varsity, 1957

The Varsity & the Expressway, 1955

Omni Complex / The World Of Sid & Marty Krofft

Omni International Complex #1

Omni International Complex #2

51 Peachtree Center Ave. (AT & T Bldg)

Five Points looking west, 1962

Five Points postcard

Downtown skyline - circa early 1970s

Peachtree St. at Decatur St.

First National Bank, Five Points

34 Peachtree St. NE, Bank Of Georgia Bldg.

Peachtree Street postcard (1960s) - Five Points

Peachtree Street postcard (1930s) - Five Points

Central City Park, 1984

Parade down Peachtree to welcome the Braves

52 Peachtree St. NE - Muse's Dept. Store #1

52 Peachtree St. NE - Muse's Dept. Store #2

14 Peachtree Street -  Fourth National Bank

Peachtree Street at Auburn Avenue (1970)

Peachtree Street at Poplar Street

74 Peachtree St - Flatiron Bldg under construction

74 Peachtree St - Flatiron Bldg, 1920

74 Peachtree St - Flatiron Bldg postcard overdose

74 Peachtree St - Flatiron Bldg. #1

74 Peachtree St - Flatiron Bldg #2

74 Peachtree St - another Flatiron postcard

Peachtree St. - Labor Day Parade, 1940

Flag Day Parade along Peachtree Street (postcard)

Intersection of Peachtree & Auburn Ave, 1984

108 Peachtree St. NE (Piedmont Hotel)

Piedmont Hotel & Candler Bldg postcard

Skyscraper construction, 1967

Postcard - downtown at night

100 Peachtree Street - Equitable Bldg postcard

127 Peachtree St. NE (Candler Building  #1)

127 Peachtree St. NE (Candler Building #2)

127 Peachtree St. NE (Candler Building #3)

127 Peachtree St. NE (Candler Building #4)

127 Peachtree St. NE (Candler Building #5)

Peachtree St. intersection w/ Williams St.

134 Peachtree St (Rhodes-Haverty Building)

134 Peachtree/ Rhodes-Haverty postcard

140 Peachtree Street / Hillyer Trust Bldg.

Peachtree At Forsyth Looking South

Peachtree St. at Margaret Mitchell Square 1961

Peachtree St. at Margaret Mitchell Square, 1971

Peachtree St. at Margaret Mitchell Square, 1971

VJ Day, 8/14/1945

Postcard view from top of Candler Building

160 Peachtree Street (Five O'Clock Club)

Ebbtide Lounge, Dolphina, 1963

Richard B. Russell campaigns on Peachtree #1

Richard B. Russell campaigns on Peachtree #2

Peachtree St. at Ellis St.  looking south

Club Peachtree - 160 Peachtree Street

Loew's Grand Movie Theatre

Loew's Grand Movie Theatre - 1975

Loew's Grand Movie Theatre - 1978

Peachtree St at Ellis St. #2 looking north

176 Peachtree Street, Winecoff Hotel

The Burning Of The Winecoff Hotel 78rpm

176 Peachtree Street, Winecoff Hotel postcard

176 Peachtree Street, Winecoff Hotel

Winecoff Hotel, Howard Theatre, Aragon Hotel

176 Peachtree Street, Winecoff Hotel

176 Peachtree Street, Winecoff Hotel

Davison's department store -1927

180 Peachtree St  #1 (Davison's dept. store)

180 Peachtree St  #2 (Davison's dept. store)

Roxy Theatre

211 Peachtree Street, First Baptist Church

Regenstein's Department Store #1

Regenstein's Department Store #2

Atlanta's first official Governor's Mansion

Postcard showing Governor's mansion

Roxy Theatre - Peachtree St. at Cain St.

Grady Hotel, Macy's, Winecoff Hotel

Grady Hotel - 210 Peachtree Street NE

Grady Hotel - 210 Peachtree Street NE

Grady Hotel - 210 Peachtree Street NE

Grady Hotel postcard - 210 Peachtree St. NE

Grady Hotel postcard - 210 Peachtree St. NE

Peachtree Plaza Hotel postcard

Peachtree Plaza Hotel postcard (lagoon!)

Peachtree Plaza Hotel postcard (lagoon!)

Peachtree Plaza Hotel postcard (lagoon!)

Peachtree Plaza Hotel - 210 Peachtree St. NE

Peachtree Plaza Hotel - 210 Peachtree St. NE

215 Peachtree Street (Hard Rock Cafe)

Peachtree Street postcard

218 Peachtree Street - Atlanta Masonic Temple

218 Peachtree Street - Atlanta Masonic Temple

Aerial view of Peachtree Center complex

Top Of The Mart / Mediterranean Garden Ct.

Peachtree Street at Harris Street, 1968

Peachtree at Harris St, as seen on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 06/25/1960

Marsh Business College, Peachtree at Harris

Regency Hyatt Hotel - Atrium lobby postcard

Polaris Restaurant postcard (Regency Hyatt)

Polaris Restaurant at the Regency Hyatt

Polaris Restaurant matches

265 Peachtree St - Regency Hyatt postcard #1

265 Peachtree St - Regency Hyatt postcard #2

265 Peachtree St - Regency Hyatt postcard #3

270 Peachtree Street, Ga. Power HQ

Postcard - Junction of Peachtree & W Peachtree

Peachtree Street, 1955

330 Peachtree Street, Peachtree Motel

Sacred Heart Church, 335 Peachtree Center Ave

Frances Hotel article, Atlanta Weekly, 1984

Postcard - North Side Of Downtown

Peachtree Street at Ivy Street looking south

Peachtree Street at Ralph McGill looking south


Frances Hotel on Peachtree Street

Aerial postcard showing Frances Hotel

St Joseph High School

355 Peachtree Street  -  Imperial Hotel

Links to ads for night clubs in Imperial Hotel

360 Peachtree St / First United Methodist Ch.

360 Peachtree St / First United Methodist Ch.

Packard dealership on Peachtree Street

384 Peachtree Street (Medical Arts Bldg)

384 Peachtree Street (Medical Arts Bldg)

435 Peachtree St. - St. Luke's Episcopal Ch.

450 Peachtree Street (Hub Motors)

Prior Tire Company

478 Peachtree Street (W. W. Orr Building)

Pine Street at Peachtree Street

Pine Street looking toward Peachtree St.

Peachtree Street, circa 1950

Peachtree St. at Linden Avenue

Hix Green Buick on North Avenue

537 Peachtree Street / Rufus Rose Mansion

Postcard looking north along Peachtree St.

Columbia Theatre, 583 Peachtree St.

Peachtree St. looking toward North Ave.

Peachtree St. at North Ave.

Peachtree St. at North Ave, 1955

Peachtree St. at North Ave, 1959

First National Bank under construction, 1960

Aerial view of First National Bank of Atlanta

Ponce de Leon Apartments

View from roof of Ponce de Leon Apt. Bldg.

Georgian Terrace Hotel opening - 1911

659 Peachtree / Georgian Terrace Hotel

659 Peachtree / Georgian Terrace Hotel

659 Peachtree / Georgian Terrace Hotel

659 Peachtree / Georgian Terrace Hotel

659 Peachtree / Georgian Terrace Hotel

659 Peachtree / Georgian Terrace Hotel

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre (1960)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre (1960)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre  (1946)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre  (1946)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre  (1951)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre   (1956)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre postcard

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre  (1956)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre  (1958)

660 Peachtree St NE - Fox Theatre postcard

Peters Street Bridge, as seen from RR tracks

Peters Street bridge, looking northeast #1

Peters Street bridge, looking northeast #2

237 Peters Street

238 Peters Street - Swift Meats

256 Peters Street

Peters Street looking north toward downtown

283 Peters Street

309 Peters Street

Peters Street looking north

Peters Street looking north

Piedmont Avenue, 1964

395 Piedmont Ave. - Civic Center postcard #1

395 Piedmont Ave. - Civic Center Postcard #2

395 Piedmont Ave. - Civic Center postcard #3

395 Piedmont Ave. - Civic Center postcard #4

Buttermilk Bottom / Spirit of Atlanta 45

Buttermilk Bottom, Life Magazine photo, 1959

Buttermilk Bottom, Life Magazine photo, 1959

26 Pine Street - a gallery of old burlesque ads

414 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Postcard - Atlanta Skyline - 1956 or so

Pryor Street, 1952

30 Pryor Street / Lawyers Title Insurance Corp

136 Pryor Street SW looking northeast

Pryor St at Alabama St - (Jefferson Hotel)

Railroad Gulch (FDR funeral procession)

Railroad Gulch - Terminal Station

Railroad Gulch - Terminal Station

Railroad Gulch

145 Ralph McGill Boulevard

Rialto Theatre #1

Rialto Theatre #2

Rich's Department Store postcard

Rich's Dept. Store #1

Rich's Dept Store #2

Rich's Dept Store #3

Rich's Dept. Store #4

Rich's Dept Store #5

Rich's Dept. Store #6

Rich's Store For Homes Implosion

99 Spring Street / Southern Railroad Bldg

160 Spring St. NW / American Motor Hotel

708 Spring Street #1

708 Spring Street #2

718 Spring Street

726 Spring Street

675 Stewart Avenue #1

675 Stewart Avenue #2

Talmadge Plaza and Plaza Park

Tenth St. at Piedmont Park

Spring St, Peters St, and Trinity Ave #1

Spring St, Peters St, and Trinity Ave #2

Spring St at Mitchell St - Terminal Station

Spring St at Mitchell St - Terminal Station

Terminal Station postcards

Spring Street at Cone Street

State Capitol postcards

Lester Maddox @ Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta Postcard (Entrance)

Chico (Underground Organ Grinder's Monkey)

Underground Atlanta Wax Museum postcard

Underground Atlanta Wax Museum brochure

Underground Atlanta postcard

Underground Atlanta

The Varsity - North Ave at Spring St.

The Varsity - North Ave at Spring St.

Villager Inn

148 Walker Street

Wall Street, looking west

Kimball House - Wall St. at Pryor St.

135 Walton Street

Walton St at Cone St #1

Walton St at Cone St #2

Washington Street Viaduct postcard

Washington St SW at Trinity St SW

265 Washington Street SW

West Peachtree St. - Byron Apartments

West Peachtree at Linden, Life Of Ga. co.

West Peachtree at Linden, Industrial Life & Health Insurance Company Building

590 West Peachtree - Sheraton Hotel

600 West Peachtree St NW / Life Of Ga. bldg.

600 West Peachtree St NW / Life Of Ga. bldg.

600 West Peachtree St NW / Life Of Ga. bldg

1018 West Peachtree St. - WAGA #1

1018 West Peachtree St. - WAGA #2

1018 West Peachtree St. - WAGA #3

Whitehall Street looking north

Plaza Park postcard

Plaza Park postcard

Plaza Park postcard

Plaza Park - hippies and winos protest police!

Atlanta National Bank - Whitehall at Alabama

Whitehall St at Alabama St #1 (looking east)

Whitehall St at Alabama St #2 (looking west)

Whitehall/Peachtree at Alabama St. #3

Connally Building

Whitehall/Peachtree Street #2

Whitehall/Peachtree Street #3

Whitehall/Peachtree Street #4

Eiseman Building, 74 Whitehall St. SW

Peachtree St. at Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Peachtree St. nr Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

227 Whitehall Street

West Peachtree at Baltimore Place

875 West Peachtree St.

World Of Coke

Downtown Skyline at twilight

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