Who was M.C. Kiser?

An article was published yesterday on Creative Loafing about the redevelopment of the M.C. Kiser Building in Downtown. The former shoe manufacturing plant at the corner of Pryor Street and Trinity Avenue will be converted into approximately 40 apartments. If all goes as planned, new residents should be moving in by spring 2017. The article has…

Historic Olympia Building Coming Down (REPRINT)

I plan on writing about the Olympia Building soon. In the meantime, here is a reprint from an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article from August 14, 1980. Luckily the building was not razed and much of the exterior has been saved. The Old Makes Way For the New Olympia building tenants must move after decades By Bill Berkeley The…

Carnegie Library of Atlanta (1902-1977)

On March 4, 1902, the Carnegie Library, Atlanta’s first public library, opened its doors to the public in downtown at 126 Carnegie Way. The library was formed when members of the Young Men’s Library Association (YMLA) approached Walter Kelly, Andrew Carnegie’s southern representative of Carnegie Steel, for assistance in forming a public library. Carnegie had…