Curator of Puritan Mill Photograph Exhibit
Lobby of 916 - 950 Lowery Blvd.(formerly Ashby St.) Atlanta, GA
To visually tell the past story of the surrounding area for the event hall lobby of the readapted Puritan Mill office complex , the clients Weaver & Woodbery Real Estate and Urban Reality Atlanta requested an extensive photographic exhibit. Photographic research, procurement and permissions gained from the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Power Archives and local building owners, and some knowledgeable use of the Fair Use Copyright Laws were involved in creating an exhibit of 32 photographs of old buildings indigenous to the area. After procurement, the exhibit was executed by Huie DeSign with my organizational input as well as text narrative adjacent to each photo. A theme was transportation - the first train to enter Atlanta traveled down the local tracks, there was a trolley barn in the area, the Miller Union Stockyards were major horse dealers in Atlanta, and Northside Drive became Highway 41 in 1940, one of the first interstate highways in the United States.
Auburn Avenue Historical Research
An interest in Atlantan history and being Dr. Jay Bolter's assistant in his project studio Sweet Auburn Augmented Reality at Georgia Tech for four semesters (this studio is co-taught with Dr. Blair. MacIntyre, CoC) gave access to information about a historic area of Atlanta. A marriage of technology and history was achieved with a navigable model constructed to familiarize and entertain users with the historical buildings along Auburn Avenue. Presently I am writing a co-article with Dr. Joy Par and John Bonnett for the Journal of the Association for History and Computing. The actual website is still under construction in areas.
Sweet Auburn Avenue: Triumph of the Spirit (website)
Marietta Street Artery Research
Upon moving into the White Provision Company building at 1170 Howell Mill road in 1995, I began to collect historical information about the surrounding area and published it as a site in 1998. The neighborhood organization The Marietta Street Artery Association adapted the site soon after publication. Updating is concurrent with neighborhood developments.
The Marietta Street Artery Architectural History (website)