Get ready, Atlanta architecture and history buffs. The 2019 Phoenix Flies is on the way.
Returning for its 16th year, Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites continues to grow and expand, this year adding more than 12 new sites to the mix.
Presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center, this annual happening features more than 200 free events over the course of three weeks in March, giving attendees a glimpse behind the scenes at some of the city’s most captivating cultural and historical buildings and developments.
From March 2 through March 24, the festival will host guided walking tours, lectures, storytelling, open houses, and more, all free. Destinations include returning locales such as Oglethorpe University, the Ponce Condominium, and Whittier Mill Village.
In addition, several notable rehabilitation projects are joining the festival this year, ranging from the Pratt-Pullman Yard in Kirkwood, the Newport development of South Downtown, the Met/Candler Warehouses, and the Hotel Clermont, which recently reopened.
Also on tap, the Imperial Opa Circus/Atlanta Circus School at the 1924 Grant Park Methodist Episcopal Church South will host an open house, while the Kronberg Wall architectural firm in the 1922 Bearden Temple AME Church in Reynoldstown will hold a lecture and tour.
Other new entries include the 1912 Elks Club Building on Ellis Street (the new Atlanta Legal Aid headquarters), the DeKalb History Center, The Patch Works Art & History Center, and the Plaza Theatre.
While all events (again) are free to the public, reservations are required in some cases.
Members of the Atlanta Preservation Center will receive priority booking. Check the website for updated information about making reservations.