December 1, 2011
Make sure you are ready to fly! The Atlanta Preservation Center will host its annual event, The Phoenix Flies, from Saturday, March 10, 2012, through Sunday, March 25, 2012. This city-wide celebration provides free access to more than 55 historic sites integral to Atlanta’s rich heritage.
The celebration was created in 2003 by The Atlanta Preservation Center as a way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dramatic rescue of the Fox Theatre, an event that changed Atlanta’s preservation outlook forever. Since that time the celebration has won an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, a Preservation Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented over 1,100 events and provided a better understanding of Atlanta’s history to over 20,000 individuals.
This 9th annual celebration’s highlights include:
– A new Atlanta Preservation Center Guided Walking Tour of the Ponce de Leon corridor
– An increase in the number of performing and visual art events at historic venues, including a photography exhibit at the LP Grant Mansion, APC’s home
– A series guided bicycle tour of Atlanta’s Historic Districts
– The addition of Utoy Cemetery which dates from 1828
– A visit to Atlanta’s oldest working fire station, and
– A second look at two private properties undergoing renovation, The Castle and The Wrecking Bar Brewpub.
All events will be made public in February 2012.