Here's the deal: This week Maria Saporta wrote: "It’s hard to believe, but the expansion of the Center for Puppetry Arts is even worse than I had feared..."
When I arrived at Georgia Tech in 1968, Spring Street was a 2-way of car dealerships. Is it less memorable today? Last night I cruised the 15 blocks between Peachtree and Linden to find out.
"Where you headed?" JoAnn asked.
"Huh?" was her silent, telling, sarcastic and totally correct response.
However great the puppet expansion might be, it hides a nice old building.
Terry Tiny Tour for folks driving 35-40 mph.
The Temple is one of our finest buildings (Shutze) and you can kind-of see it from Spring Street so I'm giving it an honorable mention.
Peachtree Christian Church (Hopson) is the gateway to Spring. It's stunning inside and out but seems lonely.
The skyline view from Peachtree Christian. It's where the eye goes but ...
The most you can see of the old Spring Street Elementary from Spring Street, the 40 mile an hour view.
It's still there, but fronted with modernist camo.
This is 1385 Spring, tax records say 1920. This and 1050 Spring are the only "houses" left on Spring Street. They are building this style today in my neighborhood.
The superb H.M. Patterson & Son - Spring Hill (Shutze). As if teleported from the English countryside.
The drizzly skyline view from from Spring Hill feels big city but not big comfort.
"Warm" view with drizzle in 19 seconds from Spring Hill. Caution: metal music.
Though Crum and Forster (Crook) is only 1/3 of its former self and has trompe l'oeil stick-on windows, it still classes up the place.
563 Spring Street, tax records say 1926. If pay you attention to the traffic, you might miss it.
Yet to be done: Terry's Tiny Mid-Century Modern Tour of Spring Street might be good.
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