HISTORIC BUCKHEAD HOTSPOTS THAT SHAPED THE NEIGHBORHOOD

These nine buildings offer a glimpse into the area’s humble beginnings

The library at the Swan House houses artifacts belonging to original owner Edward Inman, who made his fortune as a cotton industry exec.
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

STORY: Sean Keenan

Buckhead is widely believed to have been founded by Henry Irby, whose namesake street now runs through what many consider the area’s party district. The name of […]

LINKS TO THE PAST

A LOOK AT THE REFURBISHMENT AND REOPENING OF BUCKHEAD’S BOBBY JONES GOLF COURSE

STORY: Bobby L. Hickman

When it opened in the heart of Buckhead back in 1932, the Bobby Jones Golf Course was Atlanta’s first public golf course. It honored native son Bobby Jones, who won the sport’s Grand Slam in 1930. Almost 90 years later, Jones remains the only golfer to have won all four major […]

BEFORE YOU RESTORE

BUILDING EXPERTS OFFER INSIGHTS INTO BRINGING HISTORIC HOMES BACK TO LIFE

Renovating a historic area home has its headaches, but in the end, you’re preserving a precious piece of the past.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Towering white columns, intricate millwork, dramatic ceilings edged in decorative molding, double porches trimmed in gingerbread: A historic house restored to its original beauty is often an architectural gem because, well, they […]

MAKING HISTORY

Honoring the iconic places that helped shape Buckhead

PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Buckhead has come a long way since 1838, when Henry Irby plopped down $650 for a 202-acre plot of land near what’s now the intersection of Peachtree, Roswell and West Paces Ferry roads. What began as a rural community centered around a small tavern and grocery has since expanded to cover more than 28 square miles that […]

CHRONICLING BUCKHEAD’S DIVERSE HISTORY

The director of the Buckhead Heritage Society recalls and records the area’s compelling origins

photo: Georgia Department of Economic Development

STORY: Sean Keenan

The newest chief of the Buckhead Heritage Society, Richard Waterhouse, lived in Atlanta from 1984 to 2010 before he shipped out to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to curate the Cahoon Museum of American Art. He served as director there for six years before migrating […]

SHOWSTOPPERS

A peek at the incredible lineup at the new Performing Arts Center at City Springs

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Arts and culture lovers looking for music, dance, outdoor movies, author lectures and other ways to be entertained need travel no farther than the new gem of Sandy Springs. The Performing Arts Center at City Springs opened in August, yet in the few months since then, it’s already established itself […]

BLOW, JOE, BLOW

WHY JAZZ BAND LEADER JOE GRANSDEN IS WILLING TO RISK EVEN BASIC LIP FUNCTION TO KEEP THE GENRE ALIVE

STORY: Neal Howard
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Roughly 10 years ago, when Joe Gransden met Kenny G at a party hosted by Clint Eastwood, there was instant chemistry. “We hit it off pretty good,” Gransden says of befriending the international sax superstar, who recently lent a tenor solo to the title […]

CHEEZBURGER FOR PRESIDENT

WHY IS EDIE CHEEZBURGER THE BADDEST BROAD IN ALL OF ATLANTA’S THRIVING DRAG SCENE? BECAUSE IT’S NOT ABOUT HER.

STORY: Neal Howard
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

In a time when America is hungrier than ever for a new breed of hero, look no further than Edie Cheezburger.

First Amendment warrior: check. Dedicated philanthropist: check. Tireless voice for the marginalized and underserved: check.

“Something that’s very important to me is to give back […]

THE BEAT GOES ON

HOW ATLANTA’S “CRATE-DIGGING” MATRIARCH DJ, YVONNE MONET, MANAGES TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE GAME

STORY: Neal Howard PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

You’d be hard-pressed to find a person beaming with more infectious, positive energy than DJ Yvonne Monet. Leaning over her Monday latte with a smile bright enough to blot out the sun, it’s abundantly clear that this five-foot-nothing former radio host and Detroit native hasn’t lost […]

TAKING CENTER STAGE

SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON SIX PERFORMERS KEEPING ATLANTA AUDIENCES ENTERTAINED

STORY: Neal Howard
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

What drives a performer to take the stage and entertain us? In a culture where accumulating fame and mining new “followers” is often coveted above more virtuous pursuits such as community service, it’s easy to misappropriate the intentions of those who would seek to make us laugh, dance or swoon. But as you’ll […]