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Encyclopedia > Peachtree Street
Peachtree Street
Peachtree Road (Buckhead), Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (Dekalb & Gwinnett Cos.)
Direction: South to North
From: Memorial Drive in Atlanta
To: Gwinnett/Hall County Line
Major cities: Atlanta
Peachtree and 10th at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Peachtree and 10th at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Peachtree Street is the main north-south street of Atlanta, Georgia. The city grew up around this one street, and many of its historical and municipal buildings are or were located along it. Beginning at Five Points in Downtown Atlanta, it runs north through Midtown and into south Buckhead before changing names to Peachtree Road and ultimately Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. In recent years the street's extension south from Five Points, formerly named Whitehall Street, was renamed Peachtree Street as well. The street is for Atlanta what Broadway is for New York City: the proverbial and legendary heart of the city. On March 26, 2007, Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin unveiled a $1 billion, 20-year plan to transform Peachtree Street with streetscape upgrades, public parks, buried utilities and the addition of a streetcar, based on a sixteen-month study by her Peachtree Corridor Task Force.[1] Image File history File links US_19. ... Image File history File links Georgia_9. ... Image File history File links Georgia_141. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Gwinnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1431x1120, 1957 KB) Signs at 10th Street and Peachtree St. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1431x1120, 1957 KB) Signs at 10th Street and Peachtree St. ... The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is responsible for the 6th District of the Federal Reserve, which covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. ... A city-centre street in Frankfurt, Germany A residential street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA A street is a public thoroughfare in the built environment. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, such as in geologic history of the Earth. When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of human societies. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Downtown Atlanta refers to the largest financial district for the city of Atlanta. ... Midtown Atlanta is a district in Atlanta, Georgia situated between the commercial and financial district of downtown to the south and the affluent residential, shopping, and nightlife district of Buckhead to the north. ... Buckhead is a community within the city of Atlanta, comprising over 100,000 residents, forming approximately the northern one-fifth of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Buckhead is legally defined as that portion of the city of Atlanta northwest of I-85 and northeast of I-75. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Shirley Clarke Franklin (born May 10, 1945) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the current mayor of Atlanta, Georgia since January 7, 2002. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ...

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History

Historically, Atlanta grew up on a site occupied by the Creek people, and the "peachtree" street was, in fact, not named for a peach tree of any sort, but for a large Creek settlement called Standing Pitch Tree after a tall lone tree. Reportedly, the Creek used trees with fresh pitch (the sap of a pine tree) for solemnizing vows and treaties. The "pitch tree" was corrupted to "peach tree", perhaps by mistake, or because it sounded better to English speakers. While peaches are so widely feral they seem native to northern Georgia and the Atlanta area, and though Georgia is the "Peach State", there was apparently no historical peach tree that led to the name. The Creeks are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... Abbey Road in London A street name or odonym is an identifying name given to a street. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... The pitch drop experiment. ... Sap exuding (gummosis) from the stem of a koa tree, probably in response to surface damage Sap is the fluid carried in tubules inside a plant, circulating to distribute food and water to various parts of the plant. ... Subgenera Subgenus Strobus Subgenus Ducampopinus Subgenus Pinus See Pinus classification for complete taxonomy to species level. ... A vow (Lat. ... A treaty is a binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations. ... Look up mistake in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A feral horse (an American mustang) in Wyoming A feral animal or plant is one that has escaped from domestication and returned, partly or wholly, to its wild state. ...


A trail known as the Peachtree Trail stretched from northeastern Georgia to Standing Pitch Tree along the Chattahoochee River[1]. The original Peachtree Road originated at a fort located at Hog Mountain in present-day Gwinnett County and ran along the course of the trail to the Chattahoochee. Some portions of the present road trace this route. Map of the Apalachicola River system with the Chattahoochee highlighted. ... Gwinnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Similarly named streets

In 1907, Peachtree Street contained streetcar, horse, and automobile traffic.

There are several streets in Atlanta with "Peachtree" as part of their name, including Peachtree Creek Road, Peachtree Lane, Peachtree Avenue, Peachtree Circle, Peachtree Drive, Peachtree Plaza, Peachtree Way, Peachtree Memorial Drive, New Peachtree Road, Peachtree Walk, and Peachtree Valley Road. West Peachtree Street, referred to by locals as "wizzle pizzle", is not the western branch of Peachtree Street, but a major parallel north-south street located one block west of Peachtree Street running through Midtown. Others include Peachtree Battle Avenue, commemorating the Battle of Peachtree Creek, Peachtree-Dunwoody Road running between Peachtree Street and Dunwoody, Georgia, and Old Peachtree Road, which traces part of the route of the original Peachtree Trail for which the road is named. Some of these streets intersect with Peachtree Street or are extensions of it, and some are nowhere near it. Not all the "Peachtrees" in Atlanta are given here. Peachtree St, Atlanta 1907 Library of Congress This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Peachtree St, Atlanta 1907 Library of Congress This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Battle of Peachtree Creek Conflict American Civil War Date July 20, 1864 Place Fulton County, Georgia Result Union victory The Battle of Peachtree Creek was a battle of the American Civil War, fought in Georgia on July 20, 1864. ... Dunwoody is a census-designated place in northern DeKalb County, Georgia. ...


Landmarks

Peachtree Street and Bank of America Plaza greenspace looking toward the SoNo district of Downtown Atlanta
Peachtree Street and Bank of America Plaza greenspace looking toward the SoNo district of Downtown Atlanta

Many of Atlanta's most prominent buildings and landmarks are located along Peachtree Street. In Downtown, 191 Peachtree Tower, Georgia-Pacific Tower, Westin Peachtree Plaza and SunTrust Plaza all line Peachtree. In Midtown, Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta), Atlanta's tallest building, is a block south of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, a grand movie palace completed in 1929. Author Margaret Mitchell was killed in 1949 crossing Peachtree Street as a pedestrian at the intersection with 13th Street. Mitchell wrote her classic Gone with the Wind in the basement apartment of a boarding house at the corner of 10th Street and Peachtree Street. That house is now a museum and is located across 10th Street from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta which serves the southeastern United States. Office buildings 1100 Peachtree formerly owned and occupied by BellSouth, and 1180 Peachtree, home to major law firms, are prominent business addresses. The heart of Atlanta's arts scene is found just north on Peachtree where the Woodruff Arts Center, including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Symphony and Alliance Theatre Company, are located. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 507 pixelsFull resolution (2984 × 1891 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 507 pixelsFull resolution (2984 × 1891 pixel, file size: 1. ... SoNo (South of North Avenue) is the new name applied to the once ambiguous area between the Downtown and Midtown districts of Atlanta, GA. The neighborhood is formerly referred to as Bedford-Pine, referring to the intersection of the two streets at the heart of the district. ... 191 Peachtree Tower (more commonly called just Peachtree Tower) is the fourth tallest skyscraper in Atlanta. ... Georgia_Pacific_Building The Georgia-Pacific Tower is a 212-meter (695-foot) tall skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. ... The Westin Peachtree Plaza is a skyscraper building in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. ... SunTrust Plaza (originally known as One Peachtree Center) is a skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. ... This article is about the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta. ... The Fox Theatre (often marketed as the Fabulous Fox) in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the grand movie palaces built in the United States in the 1920s. ... Movie palace is a synonym for movie theater, but nowadays usually used for the grand art deco cinemas of the 1910s to 1940s, contrasting with modern multiplexes. ... For the Canadian politician see Margaret Mitchell (politician) Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was the American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her immensely successful novel, Gone with the Wind, which was published in 1936. ... Look up Pedestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Gone with the Wind, an American novel by Margaret Mitchell, was published in 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. ... The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum was the home of author Margaret Mitchell. ... The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is responsible for the 6th District of the Federal Reserve, which covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Eleven Hundred Peachtree Street is one of the most prominent buildings of Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. ... BellSouth Corporation was an American telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1180 Peachtree, commonly known as the Symphony Tower, is a 41-story skyscraper located at 1180 Peachtree Street in the Midtown district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The Woodruff Arts Center is an arts center in the Midtown district of Atlanta, Georgia. ... High Museum, Atlanta. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Alliance Theatre Company is a prestigious theatre company in Atlanta, Georgia based at the Alliance Theatre, a part of the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center. ...


Geography

Atlantans are often convinced that the ridge followed by Peachtree Street is part of the Eastern Continental Divide. While Peachtree Street is atop a ridge, railroad tracks were built on the actual Eastern Continental Divide, which follows DeKalb Avenue from Decatur to Five Points, then turns southwest toward the airport, with the north side draining into the Chattahoochee or Flint Rivers and therefore into the Gulf of Mexico, and the south side eventually into the Atlantic Ocean. Atlanta's primary water source is the Chattahoochee and much of the water is pumped over the watershed. To balance the river flows, treated sewage is pumped back to the Chattahoochee. North American continental divides. ... A ridge is a geological feature that features a continuous elevational crest for some distance. ... For the south-western Georgia county, see Decatur County, Georgia. ... Five Points is an area of Atlanta, Georgia, the primary reference for the downtown area. ... Map of the Apalachicola River system with the Chattahoochee highlighted. ... The Flint River is an approximately 150 mi (240 km) long river, in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...


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See Also

Downtown Atlanta refers to the largest financial district for the city of Atlanta. ... Midtown Atlanta is a district in Atlanta, Georgia situated between the commercial and financial district of downtown to the south and the affluent residential, shopping, and nightlife district of Buckhead to the north. ... Buckhead is a community within the city of Atlanta, comprising over 100,000 residents, forming approximately the northern one-fifth of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Buckhead is legally defined as that portion of the city of Atlanta northwest of I-85 and northeast of I-75. ... Brookwood Hills is a historic neighborhood located in intown Atlanta North of Midtown and South of Buckhead. ...

References

  1. ^ Mahoney, Ryan (2007-03-30). Streetcar named Peachtree may not begin when desired. Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.

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