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Major News on Historic Bagley Park


This past July Elon Osby presented our Speaker Series at St Philip Cathedral on the history of  the1870’s to 1950’s Black Buckhead neighborhood known as Macedonia Park. This Pharr Rd property was renamed Bagley Park when the homes were torn down by Fulton County in the early 1950’s, and eventually renamed Frankie Allen Park by the City of Atlanta in the 1970’s. As a result of Elons discussion, Buckhead Heritage created a task force to review returning the parks name to Bagley Park, and naming the Park’s sports complex and fields after Frankie Allen, a dedicated former volunteer and referee for Buckhead Baseball. Buckhead Heritage is chartered by the City of Atlanta with the management and maintenance of the Mt Olive cemetery that remains in the park from it’s days as a neighborhood. In October Buckhead Heritage joined with the City of Atlanta and others to reconsecrate the cemetery. City Councilman Howard Shook also introduced a bill to rename the park and sports complex …

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2023 Summer FUN-Raiser

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Atlanta International School Auditorium

We so appreciate your support of the Summer Fun-Raiser.By all accounts, it was a big success. We had over 80 who registered to come and about 60 who attended.  With the help of our Sponsors and ticket sales, we raised over $17,000, an essential portion of our 2023 operating budget.

If you did not attend, we offered a full bar supplied chiefly from our own inventory. Canterbury Court Catering provided a delicious fried chicken dinner at a very reasonable cost to Buckhead Heritage. Frank Virgin and the Smalls created a fascinating loop of Buckhead “Then and Now” photos which ran during the evening. Thornton Kennedy conducted a challenging and interesting Buckhead Trivia Contest using photos of Buckhead scenes with multiple choice possible answers. His wife Lori and his daughter Vivian helped with the activities. Everyone participated on a table team. The evening concluded with a drawing for the six prizes offered in this year’s raffle and then a little more socializing.

We appreciate our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Arrow Exterminators

Tamara and Ken Bazzle
Margo O. Boden
Judy Gray
Mrs. Frank H. Maier, Jr.
Antonia and Wright Mitchell
Carter and Hampton Morris
Christy and Sonny Morris
Ann and Fay Pearce

Host Committee Members
Betsy and Scott Akers
Beckie and John Amos
Shepard Ansley
Ann and John Beach
Mary Virginia Davis
Sandy and Dave Ferguson
Carol Grady
Penny and George Hart
Abby and John Irby
Alec Michaelides and Kenneth Lemm
Charlotte and Bob Margolin
Lee Morris and Marilyn Morgan
Clair Muller

Mary and Felton Norwood
Christie and Charles Wright

Upcoming Events

Thurs, October 19 7pm – Speaker Series: David Moore (FREE)


Buckhead Heritage 2023 Raffle Winners

We so appreciate 24 participants, who bought 82 tickets, and helped us raise $4,400.00. Our winners are:

  • Local Three Chef’s Table Dining for four – Cherry Peurifoy
  • 3 Night Stay at Highlands Tucked Inn Cottage – June Atkinson
  • Peachtree Golf Club, accompanied by Ivan Allen, IV,18 holes of golf for three & lunch, caddy fee extra – James Roth
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, two season tickets for one series of six concerts – Charlotte Margolin
  • A $300 gift certificate from Flowers Atlanta – Penny Hart
  • Cake and Flower Arrangement from Epting Events – Caleb Brown

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The Buckhead Heritage Society is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 by a group of Buckhead residents who recognized the need for an advocacy organization to protect Buckhead’s significant historic resources.  As Buckhead surges into the 21st century, many of its stories, documents, buildings, cemeteries, and other historic resources are at risk of being lost.

From our Founding Members whose capital contributions have seeded our efforts, to our Board Members who oversee our Mission, to our Executive Director and staff who implement our programs, Buckhead Heritage Society is a group of individuals with a collective passion for Buckhead history and Buckhead preservation.

We recognize the importance of identifying, preserving, restoring, and promoting the community’s historic resources for the benefit of future generations. We hope you will join us on our mission.

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Atlanta, GA 30305

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