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Old 10-22-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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no official source on the historical buildings just my personal opinion from visits. And anyone in Atlanta will tell you there's not a whole lot of historical buildings left in the city unfortunately ( I currently live in Atlanta).
I'm from Atlanta, and I can tell you that there are many historical buildings in the downtown area. Heck, the Fairlie-Poplar area of Downtown is an entire Historic District.
The Healey Building, Hurt Building, Grant Building, Candler Building, Winecoff Hotel, C&S Building for starters...

 
Old 10-22-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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I'm from Atlanta, and I can tell you that there are many historical buildings in the downtown area. Heck, the Fairlie-Poplar area of Downtown is an entire Historic District.
The Healey Building, Hurt Building, Grant Building, Candler Building, Winecoff Hotel, C&S Building for starters...
People love to talk about Atlanta like there is nothing historical left in the city. It is SO untrue...Fairlie-Poplar is 25 city blocks of historic structures; Castleberry Hill is another Downtown historic district full of 19th century warehouses-turned-lofts; the Sweet Auburn Historic District is another Downtown district that includes the MLK Jr. Historic Site; the Fox Theater Historic District and the Georgia Tech Historic District, both in Midtown...those are a only few of central Atlanta's historic areas with TONS of buildings in each one.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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no official source on the historical buildings just my personal opinion from visits. And anyone in Atlanta will tell you there's not a whole lot of historical buildings left in the city unfortunately ( I currently live in Atlanta).
Well, when I look at this shot posted by SouthmoreAve of Houston's downtown historic district:



And this shot of Fairlie-Poplar in downtown Atlanta:


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/101/2...3299a7b804.jpg

I don't see a ton of difference, except in the relative height of some of Houston's older buildings.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Well, when I look at this shot posted by SouthmoreAve of Houston's downtown historic district:



And this shot of Fairlie-Poplar in downtown Atlanta:


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/101/2...3299a7b804.jpg

I don't see a ton of difference, except in the relative height of some of Houston's older buildings.
An aerial photo really doesn't tell the story. Fairlie-Poplar is very historic and contains some of downtown's most beautiful buildings (the Healey Building has one of the most fascinating lobbies I've ever seen, and the C&S Building is simply stunning). Neither of these nor any of the other buildings that I mentioned even appear in the photo.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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An aerial photo really doesn't tell the story. Fairlie-Poplar is very historic and contains some of downtown's most beautiful buildings (the Healey Building has one of the most fascinating lobbies I've ever seen, and the C&S Building is simply stunning). Neither of these nor any of the other buildings that I mentioned even appear in the photo.
Oh I realize that (and some historic buildings in downtown Houston don't show up in the Houston shot either), but there was no way in hell I was going to post every single historic building in both downtown Atlanta and downtown Houston, LOL. I just posted the aerials of the historic sections of both downtowns for general comparison purposes.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Oh I realize that (and some historic buildings in downtown Houston don't show up in the Houston shot either), but there was no way in hell I was going to post every single historic building in both downtown Atlanta and downtown Houston, LOL. I just posted the aerials of the historic sections of both downtowns for general comparison purposes.
Understood, and I appreciate your efforts here, as always.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Understood, and I appreciate your efforts here, as always.
No prob!
 
Old 10-22-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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I Love the Farlie Poplar District use to eat there everyday during summer school at GSU
 
Old 12-08-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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I know it's easier for me since I've lived there, but I would imagine Dallas is pretty recognizable, right?
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Well, when I look at this shot posted by SouthmoreAve of Houston's downtown historic district:



And this shot of Fairlie-Poplar in downtown Atlanta:



I don't see a ton of difference, except in the relative height of some of Houston's older buildings.
The two buildings that would catch my eye in SouthmoreAve's picture are the Gulf Building/Chase Tower and the Niels Esperson building in the foreground. Those would not look out of place in Chicago or Manhattan but are hard to come by in the South. Before the modern towers were built, those were the two tallest buildings in the city.

That is one Houston shot I wish was mine
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