Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

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After the Civil War locals called the area around Tenth Street “Tight Squeeze,” a wooded ravine where the lawless hung out. The narrow road made traveling by wagon difficult. Bandits also hid in the wooded ravine and surrounding forests to rob travelers heading north out of the city. The area became, therefore, a “tight squeeze” for riders trying to pass through with their money and their lives. During the latter part of the nineteenth century, wealthy people built homes in the area. By the 1900s those homes gave way to office and retail business as the commercial district expanded; and during the 1950s and 1960s, the area housed the South’s largest hippie district. But in recent years the area has undergone significant change. In 1999 the Midtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Special attractions: The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, Georgia Institute of Technology, Coca-Cola headquarters, the Varsity restaurant, the Fox Theater, old churches, and other historic buildings.

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"After the Civil War locals called the area around Tenth Street “Tight Squeeze,” a wooded ravine where the lawless hung out. The narrow road made traveling by wagon difficult. Bandits also hid in the wooded ravine and surrounding forests to rob travelers heading north out of the city. The area became, therefore, a “tight squeeze” for riders trying to pass through with their money and their lives. During the latter part of the nineteenth century, wealthy people built homes in the area.

By the 1900s those homes gave way to office and retail business as the commercial district expanded; and during the 1950s and 1960s, the area housed the South’s largest hippie district. But in recent years the area has undergone significant change. In 1999 the Midtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Special attractions: The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, Georgia Institute of Technology, Coca-Cola headquarters, the Varsity restaurant, the Fox Theater, old churches, and other historic buildings."

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Atlanta
Distance: 3.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visitor Information Center

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2/15/2014
This is a nice walk. I live in Midtown and wanted a guided walk with points of interest and the mileage. However, the guide book needs to be updated. Some of the descriptions of the points of interest were old.
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