Georgia Tech Living History Program

Academy of Medicine Storytelling and Tour

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The Academy of Medicine, in all its Neo-Classic glory, has graced the corner of West Peachtree and 7th Street since 1941. Designed by Georgia Tech graduate Philip Trammell Shutze, the building was dedicated in December of 1941. In recent years, the Academy was owned and operated by the Atlanta Medical Heritage, which found it challenging to maintain and thus gifted it to the Georgia Tech Foundation in June of 2008 to ensure its longterm existence and care. Closed in 2010 to undergo a nearly six million dollar restoration, the Academy is now returned it to its original splendor. You are invited to a storytelling by Marilyn Somers, director of the Georgia Tech Living History Program, about the rich history of the building in the auditorium, followed by a tour. Refreshments will be served.

Event Details

Thursday, March 22, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information

The Academy of Medicine
Area of City: Midtown
875 West Peachtree St, Atlanta GA  30303
There is a $5 parking fee on the grounds. Parking is also available on nearby streets.
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Preservation Partner

Georgia Tech Living History Program

The Georgia Tech Living History Program was founded in 1994 and conducted its first interview on July 11 with Robert Morris, EE 1944. Its mission is to collect, preserve and present the history of the Institute through the stories of her people.