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Download Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue: A History (Brief History) by Sharon Foster Jones PDF

By Sharon Foster Jones

Named for the recognized Spanish explorer who was once stated to have came upon the Fountain of minor, Atlanta�s Ponce de Leon road started as an easy kingdom street that conveyed viewers to the therapeutic springs that when bubbled alongside it. Now, few motorists discover that the street, certainly one of Atlanta�s significant commuter thoroughfares, used to be a prestigious residential road in Victorian Atlanta, domestic to mayors and millionaires. An monetary flip within the 20th century remodeled the street right into a crime-ridden advertisement hall, yet in recent times, Atlantans have rediscovered the street�s venerable structure and storied historical past. subscribe to neighborhood historian Sharon Foster Jones on a bright travel of the avenue�from picnics by means of the springs in hoopskirts and Atlanta Crackers baseball to the Fox Theatre and the times while Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Al Capone lodged within the esteemed lodges lining this fabulous avenue.

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