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Phoenix Flies

11 Mar

Phoenix Flies flier by the Atlanta Preservation Center

Via Architecture Tourist, a reminder that the Atlanta Preservation Center’s 10th annual Phoenix Flies walking tour series is underway. This year’s series runs from March 10 to 25 and is scheduled to include more than 165 free events at more than 60 locations. 

APC began Phoenix Flies in 2003 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fox Theatre’s narrow escape from demolition. Since then it’s grown to include tours and lectures in historic neighborhoods and sites all over the city, offering opportunities for more and more of us to learn about places that we really should have been to, but aren’t even quite sure how to find. Or maybe that’s just me.

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Coming in March: Phoenix Flies tours

23 Feb

Cross-posted with Metblogs:

Phoenix Flies logo

Phoenix Flies logo by APC

The Atlanta Preservation Center’s seventh annual Phoenix Flies tours will run March 5 to March 20 this year.

Phoenix Flies, which APC describes as “city-wide celebration of Atlanta’s vibrant living landmarks,” features tours of historic landmark buildings and neighborhoods all over the city.

I’ve been meaning to take the “Unseen Underground” tour for years, and I’ll admit to not being sure where Castleberry Hill even is, so I probably ought to get to that one too.

Most appear to be walking tours, but there’s also an approximately three-hour, 10-mile bicycle tour of downtown historic districts on March 5. All the events are free, but some require reservations.

Have you taken any of the Phoenix Flies tours? What did you think?

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