About the Blog

Welcome! If you're not my mom, you've probably stumbled upon this blog by accident (hi mom!), so let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Geoff Hetherington, I'm from Atlanta, and I love history.

Thanks for stopping by!

But no, in all seriousness, this blog is about the history of Atlanta's built environment, which if you're like me, you'll probably think is a very sad story. Sometimes sad things are still interesting, though, right? Right?

Anyway, I recently received a Masters degree in Heritage Preservation and wanted to start a blog to continue leaning about Atlanta regardless of where my career path takes me. So here we are. The idea came from a grad school assignment where I researched one city block in Atlanta and documented its changes over time. It was a fun project (thank you, Dr. Tim Crimmins!), so I figured I'd do it a bunch more times until I decide it's not fun anymore.

The first post, in all fairness, will be the same block I worked on in grad school because why not? I'll probably choose future blocks at random. If you happen to know of any more information on a particular topic, please feel free to share. I'd love to say that each post will be robust and exhaustively researched, but it will likely vary depending on my schedule and access to information. So by all means, pick up my slack! But if you've read this far, you're probably just my mom anyway, so just enjoy!


  1. I heard you on WABE this morning - good luck on your venture.
    I live in Atkins Park and a past president found these maps: http://atkinspark.org/html/maps.html

  2. Great stuff. Loads of history herei