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December 21 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Meet the Author: Jeffrey Morrison

Posman Books

When:
December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-12-21T13:00:00-05:00
2019-12-21T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
Posman Books
Cost:
Free
Meet the Author: Jeffrey Morrison @ Posman Books

Meet the author of Atlanta Underground, Jeffrey Morrison, on December 21st, 2019 from 1 pm – 3 pm at Posman Books At Ponce City Market.
Atlanta Underground presents a city history through the lens of its buried and paved-over urban landscape. Atlanta has been built, rebuilt, destroyed and rebuilt so many times that it has created an artificial surface dozens of feet above the original ground plane, leaving room to explore the stories that lie below. Clues and paved-over evidence of the original streetscape are still accessible, but only to those who know where to look. The story begins with the railroads that brought people and business to Atlanta, and the intersections of transportation that Atlanta eventually outgrew. This tour of the city’s history include the former sites of Union Station, Underground Atlanta and the Zero Milepost, and the unusual attempts to fill the void they left behind (a wax museum, musical instrument museum, a skating rink). Contemporary photos of this urban spelunking landscape will illustrate this telling of Atlanta’s history: how it came to be where it is, how it acquired its unique name, and how its colliding street grids were established. The rapid growth and change of Atlanta’s many lives has led to some downright interesting hidden locations and architectural curiosities, and Atlanta Underground will reveal them one by one.

2019-12-21 13:00:00 2019-12-21 15:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Jeffrey Morrison Meet the author of Atlanta Underground, Jeffrey Morrison, on December 21st, 2019 from 1 pm - 3 pm at Posman Books At Ponce City Market. Atlanta Underground presents a city history through the lens of its buried and paved-over urban landscape. Atlanta has been built, rebuilt, destroyed and rebuilt so many times that it has created an artificial surface dozens of feet above the original ground plane, leaving room to explore the stories that lie below. Clues and paved-over evidence of the original streetscape are still accessible, but only to those who know where to look. The story begins with the railroads that brought people and business to Atlanta, and the intersections of transportation that Atlanta eventually outgrew. This tour of the city's history include the former sites of Union Station, Underground Atlanta and the Zero Milepost, and the unusual attempts to fill the void they left behind (a wax museum, musical instrument museum, a skating rink). Contemporary photos of this urban spelunking landscape will illustrate this telling of Atlanta’s history: how it came to be where it is, how it acquired its unique name, and how its colliding street grids were established. The rapid growth and change of Atlanta’s many lives has led to some downright interesting hidden locations and architectural curiosities, and Atlanta Underground will reveal them one by one. Posman Books

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