Taking You Places You Have Never Been Before


CIRCA is an auxiliary educational group of APC that offers monthly behind-the-scenes tours of select historic sites in Atlanta and nearby areas.


CIRCA LogoWe see sites both before renovation begins and after the final touches have been completed.

From March through December, CIRCA will take you places you have never been before.  Come explore with us!

To join CIRCA, you need be a member of the Atlanta Preservation Center. Please visit Membership to join both the APC and CIRCA.

To view previous CIRCA events, please visit its message board.




Join us for CIRCA’s September Meeting at the Yaraab Shrine Temple on Ponce de Leon

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Time: Gather at 11:00am, tour begins promptly at 11:15am

Location 400 Ponce de Leon Avenue near Charles Allen Drive

Parking: Onsite gated parking lot.  The gates will be open.

Event Description:

Our host, Sam Black, will give us a tour of the building and the history of the Shriners. Learn about the temple’s connection with the Fox Theater and the Standard Club. The temple was designed by A. Thomas Bradbury and construction was completed in 1965. Bradbury designed the now demolished Georgia Archives Building and the Governor’s Mansion. The temple evokes a romanticized version of the Fox Theater which is usually described as Moorish Revival/Neo-Moorish with Egyptian Revival too.  The temple is a simplified Moorish design. Bradbury’s works also reflect Bauhaus and International design.   The Yaraab Shrine Temple is also host to matches by the Atlanta Roller Derby league

Reservations: Reservation are not required.

Fee: Free for CIRCA members and first-time guests. $10 others. For questions about membership, please contact the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404-688-3353.

Image:  Library of Congress



CIRCA's September Meeting_Yaraab Shrine Temple