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Atlanta’s Phoenix Flies unveils 200 free events for architecture, history buffs

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Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual program highlights dozens of properties across the city throughout March

The ornate Italianate villa.
The Andrew Calhoun Estate—Tryggveson—in Buckhead. The ornate, Italianate home was designed by Neel Reid in 1921.
The Glam Pad

Calling all Atlantans who love architectural history: mark your calendars for March!

The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) has unveiled the program for the annual Phoenix Flies series, which highlights history, architecture, and just about everything Atlanta.

With more than 200 programs planned during the month, expect something to pique virtually all interests.

And the best part is, it’s all free!

The monthlong festival celebrating Atlanta’s cultural and historical resources will showcase 99 Preservation Partners and will include events such as guided walking tours, lectures, and open houses. The program has grown significantly from last year, with more than a dozen organizations joining in.

First Church of Christ Scientist
First Church of Christ, Scientist will be open for tours in March.

Features of this year’s program include exclusive tours of buildings by noted local architects Philip Trammell Shutze and Neel Reid. Additionally, Civil Bikes will be offering tours of the many civil rights sites across the city, while the DeFoor Centre will guide tours of Battle of Peachtree Creek sites.

Events start March 3, and while most are open to everyone, some have limited space available.

For now, registration is open for only members of the APC. Nonmembers should check back closer to March for the chance to sign up.

Atlanta Preservation Center

327 Saint Paul Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 688-3353