Last Updated: April 12, 2020
Welcome to Atlanta Public Schools – Forgotten Treasures! As many of you may come to discover, the city of Atlanta is constantly changing its landscape. Native Atlantans have watched these rapid changes with awe and trepidation. While it is wonderful to see the city change and evolve into a modern metropolis, fit for the title of “Hollywood of the South,” it is also sad to see the history of the city wiped away.
The purpose of this blog is to provide a look back at Atlanta’s past through a different avenue – through the history of forgotten Atlanta Public Schools that have either become victims of the wrecking ball or have luckily received renovations and repurposing. Histories of public schools fall into the category of local history, which is crucial for any inhabitant of Atlanta. The interesting history of the former Atlanta Public Schools tells you more about the city than you know. It provides a history of local neighborhoods, the history of social trends, economics, gendered history, integrations, etc. Finally, native Atlantans longing for the old Atlanta can explore the histories of old Atlanta schools and reminisce about the days long forgotten. Unbeknownst to many, buildings can connect people’s stories to a broader story of Atlanta’s history.