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 AUGUST MEETING:

 

Join us in Mechanicsville for a meeting and tour of the MECHANICSVILLE RAILROAD COMPLEX!

DATE:  Tuesday, August 9, 2016

TIME:  Gathering at 6:30pm; tour at 6:45pm

ADDRESS:  787 Windsor St. SW Atlanta GA 30315

DIRECTIONS:  The Mechanicsville Railroad Complex is across the Interstate and west of the Braves Baseball Stadium.  Directions from the WEST:  Exit from I-20 to Windsor St. and turn right; From the NORTH:  Exit I-75/85 Connector to Fulton Street and turn right, proceed to Windsor St. and turn left; From the EAST or SOUTH:  From in front of the Braves Stadium cross under the Interstate and proceed along Ralph David Abernathy and turn left on Windsor St.  EAST from I-20: Exit on to Windsor St., turn left and go south about eight blocks.

PARKING:  Ample free parking on site in front of the buildings.

FEE:  Free for CIRCA members and first time guests; $10 for returning visitors.  For questions about your membership status, please contact the APC office at (404) 688-3353 ext. 10.

RESERVATIONS:  None required.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

This portion of the Mechanicsville Railroad Complex was originally built to produce steam boilers for the railroad industry.  The early 20th century and mid-century buildings have been transformed into both a center for contemporary art, and the manufacturing facility for Val*Kill furniture (Val*Kill is the former furniture company of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt).  The owner of the property, Mr. Ric Geyer, will be our tour guide.  Mr. Geyer bought the vacant property last year as part of his “retirement plan”.  He also uses some of the local Mechanicsville residents to help both with contemporary art work and his furniture manufacturing.  Part of his vision is to provide new employment opportunities and help improve the neighborhood.