Buckhead Triangle & Buckhead Library

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Buckhead Library courtesy of Jeff Morrison

Buckhead Triangle, the intersection of Peachtree, Paces Ferry and Roswell Roads, is one of the oldest resources in Atlanta. Dating to the 1830s, it is the intersection from which all of modern-day Buckhead gets its name, from a buck's head mounted at Irby's Tavern. The intersection developed into a thriving commercial hub in the early 20th century. Today, many of the historic buildings have been demolished and still others are threatened with demolition due to large scale development proposals. A few historic buildings remain scattered around the area, one of which is the elaborate Roxy Theater. A significant modern resource is the Buckhead Library. Constructed in 1989, the library won many design awards including the 1993 National American Institute of Architects Award for Excellence. It is under threat of being demolished. Plans are unknown at this time.

Listed in 2011

Address: Peachtree Road NE, Paces Ferry Road NE, Roswell Road NE Atlanta, GA  30305
Area of City: Buckhead
Time: Circa: 1837 & 1989
Architect/Designer: Various & Scogin, Elam & Bray