Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Those Places Thursday - Atlanta December 15, 1939

The movie Gone With The Wind premiered in Atlanta on December 15, 1939. 
1939 Premiere
 The Lowe's Grand Theater was located right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  Over the years, the movie was re-released in the city and played at the same theater.

1949 10th Anniversary

1954 15th Anniversary
1967 - photos from GSU Library collection
The area where the theater was located is now the heart of the downtown business district. The theater burned in 1978, and while movies were still shown there, it had deteriorated pretty badly.  The building was torn down in the late 1970's and the Georgia Pacific building was built on the site.  I worked at Davison's department store, which was about a block north of the Lowe's during the time of the demolition.  Many people collected bricks to save as keepsakes of the old building.
Margaret Mitchell Museum
The apartment house Margaret Mitchell lived in when she was writing the book, known as "The Dump," has been preserved and is now a museum.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Russell Stover's candy store in the 1954 photo. Makes me want some candy. Very cool photos!