Taking You Places You've 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.

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 Second August 2014 Meeting:  Ponce City Market


SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCESThis tour is limited to the first 30 Circa members to sign up.  No guests for this tour - current members only.  We expect a wait list so please let us know if your plans change.

RSVP to Dan Knapp at:  dannyjknapp@yahoo.com.

This is an active construction site and hard hats will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes, no open toe shoes allowed, long pants requested (blue jeans fine).

Date:  Wednesday August 27, 2014

Special Time:  gather at 6:00 PM, tour begins at 6:15 (warning, if you are late you could very likely miss the tour).

Location and meeting spot:  To be provided with acknowledgment that you are one of the first 30 current Circa members to sign up.   Parking situation will also be explained at that time. 

PONCE CITY MARKET was originally constructed in 1926 as a retail store and warehouse distribution center for Sears Roebuck & Co.  The original 750,000 square foot building was constructed in an incredible 7 months, and later additions increased the total size to approximately 2,000,000 square feet.   The facility closed in 1989 and was purchased by the City of Atlanta for use as City Hall East.  The city sold the property to the current owners, Atlanta based Jamestown.  They are in the process of transforming the complex into a major Live-Work-Play complex with office space, retail, and apartments, along with direct access to the Atlanta Beltline. 

CIRCA’s September 2014 Meeting: Details to be provided closer to the date

On September 8 CIRCA will be given a tour of the Piedmont Driving Club.  This tour will be at 6:30pm, will be for members and guests, and will not require a reservation.  Information about the Piedmont Driving Club tour will be sent out before the end of August.