A Celebration of Atlanta's Historic Sites

The Phoenix Flies- We are looking forward to Phoenix Flies 2015!

Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

At a time when our Nation is commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, it is important to recognize what has occurred in Atlanta since this event. Atlanta was sited in 1837 to serve as a hub for railroads and because of this was assured by geography to be a place of growth and expansion. At the end of the War in 1865, over half of the City had been burned and its infrastructure destroyed.  Nonetheless, in 1868, it became the State’s Capitol and by the end of Reconstruction in 1877 was physically much larger than its pre-War boundaries.  We now have well over 100 years of buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes which are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and worthy of preservation and celebration. Look for National Register designations in event listings.

During the 11th Celebration from March 8- 23, 2014, there were more than 240 events at nearly 100 sites throughout the City. An online version of the program is available here.

Here is more about the 2014 Celebration from Boyd Coons, APC's Executive Director.

Here is more on the history of the Celebration and why APC uses a phoenix to represent the Celebration.

ARCH ANGEL SPONSORS - $1,000 or More









This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta, Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.





This project is supported by the Georgia Humanites Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

Elizabeth & Howell Adams III

Chrissie & Jim Wayt












F.H. Boyd Coons

Caroline & Harry Gilham

The Atlanta Woman's Club

Log Cabin

Community Church


Marge & Steve Hays

Bill Pennington

William White

HOST COMMITEE - $100 - $249

Jay Tribby


Alfred Holt Colquitt Chapter - United Daughters of the Confederacy

Mr. & Mrs. J. Charles Bayless Jr.

Cathy & Bo Bradshaw

W.L. Cook

Katharine & Clayton Farnham

Daniel Gaetan

Syd & Don Janney

Mary & Dick Leslie

Carolyn Stine McLaughlin

Bill Mitchell - Southern Architecture Foundation

Origins Real Estate

Mary S. Osier

Alida & Stewart Sliverman

Jane and Mo Thrash

Mark Watkins

Rainey & Ben Woodward