Taking You Places You've Never Been Before

CIRCA

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.

Usually scheduled for the second Tuesday evening of the month March through December, CIRCA will take you places you’ve 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 see previous CIRCA events please visit its message board.

Upcoming CIRCA events:  

CIRCA's March Meeting:

Please join us for a tour of two interesting Midtown/Ansley Park properties!

Date:  Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time:  Meeting begins at the Peachtree Circle Apartments at 6:30 pm; tour begins at 6:45 pm.  (You are welcome to come early to look around the outside before it starts to get dark.)

RSVP: Reservations are not required for this event. 

Details and Addresses: 

1)      149 Peachtree Circle, Atlanta, GA 30309-3213 (This is where the east end of 17th St. dead-ends into Peachtree Circle.)

The building that is now Peachtree Circle Apartments was built in 1914 as the Woodberry Hall School for Girls by noted educator Miss Rosa Woodberry.  Miss Woodberry was the first female graduate from the University of Georgia.  The columns on the building came from the Leyden House, which was a prominent residence on Peachtree Street (between Ellis and Cain Streets) built in 1858 and demolished in 1913 to make way for commercial real estate development.  The Leyden House columns were apparently secured for Woodberry Hall by Asa G. Candler, founder of Coca-Cola.  Both Confederate and Union soldiers stayed in the Leyden House during the Civil War.  This building has two connections to Margaret Mitchell.  Margaret mentioned several fictional homes in Gone With the Wind and one home that existed – the Leyden House, and Margaret attended the 7th grade at the Woodberry Hall School for Girls.  The current manager’s family acquired the property in the 1950’s and will tell you the history of the apartments.

For more information and photos go to http://historyatlanta.com/the-old-leyden-house-columns/

2)      17 Inman Circle NE, Atlanta, GA (The house is about 1 ½ blocks away from the Peachtree Circle Apartments.)

This stunning Colonial Revival home was designed by Neel Reid in 1917.  The meticulously renovated home features several original architectural details including a columned vestibule and a wide center hallway with a barrel vaulted ceiling.

Parking: Parking is available on Peachtree Circle in front of the apartments and on the property where a sign says "Resident parking only."  Don't park in the carport where it says "no parking."  There are some restricted parking areas on Peachtree Circle so look at the signs in the area where you park.

Fee:  Free for CIRCA members and first-time guests, $10 for returning visitors.  Membership forms will be available at the event.