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August 25, 2016

23 Rare Photos Document Everyday Life of Atlanta, Georgia Before 1900

These are what everyday life in Atlanta, the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, looked like before 1900.

Alabama Street, near its intersection with Pryor Street in downtown Atlanta, ca. 1890

Atlanta in the Civil War, ca. 1861-65

Atlanta's Grady Hospital on May 25, 1892

Atlanta in 1864

Atlanta’s Equitable Building in 1892

Atlanta’s Five Points area, 1892

Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, 1895

Decatur Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864

Downtown Atlanta taken from the roof of the Equitable Building, 1895

Federal officers in front of a home in Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil War, ca. 1861-65

Paddling around Lake Abana in Atlanta’s Grant Park in 1895

Peachtree (then Whitehall Street) looking toward Wall Street with the Kimball House looming in the background, ca. 1890s

Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA, 1875

Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864

Railroad yards, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864

Street in Atlanta, ca. 1890s

Taking a stroll through Atlanta’s Piedmont Park in 1895

The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1895.

The construction of the English American Building (also known as the Flatiron Building) in downtown Atlanta, 1897

Wagon train leaving Atlanta, Georgia, 1864

Wagon train on Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 1864

Whitehall Street (now Peachtree Street) from Mitchell Street, 1895

Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Georgia, ca. 1860s


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