The Preservation Center’s Phoenix Flies showcases Atlanta’s saved spaces

Tours for 2015 include the Atlanta Daily World Building, WERD, and Westview Cemetery

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Renee Hannans/©Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Courtesy of Georgia State University
Renee Hannans/©Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Courtesy of Georgia State University

Our city is infamous for demolishing its past. Much of that rep is deserved, but the Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies showcases the exceptions—saved structures and restored spaces. Over 16 days, participants can choose from 150 tours staged with APC’s 80 partners. A highlight for 2015: the Atlanta Daily World Building. Home to the historic black newspaper and severely damaged by the 2008 tornado, the 1912 building is being restored, a move that was lauded as one of 2014’s best by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Farther up Auburn Avenue, the former offices of WERD, the country’s first black-owned radio station, will be on tour. Also on tap: programs at the Inman Park Trolley Barn and Westview Cemetery.

On the calendar Celebrate the city that rose from the ashes with hundreds of tours, lectures, and events in Atlanta’s historic places at Phoenix Flies, March 7-22.

This article originally appeared in our March 2015 issue under the headline “Still Standing.”

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