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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 not only houses the headquarters of Fortune 1000 companies such as Carter’s and Aaron’s but that, as one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the country, has earned the nickname “The Beverly Hills of the South.” Here, we take a look at some of the landmark structures—including the stately Swan House, shown above—that have stood the test of time as Buckhead continues to grow up and around them.


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