Buckhead Heritage’s efforts to preserve significant historic resources in Buckhead are widespread and growing as the organizations grows.
In the spring of 2012, the 2500 Peachtree Road Condominium Association applied for a demolition permit for the Randolph-Lucas House, a locally designated Historic Building. Buckhead Heritage subsequently worked with the Condominium Association, the City of Atlanta, and other partners to assist NewTown Partners in relocating the house to Ansley Park. The house was successfully relocated on November 8, 2013, and will be used as the private residence of the principals of NewTown Partners. Read more about the significance of the house and Buckhead Heritage’s efforts to preserve it.
In 2006, Buckhead Heritage began an extenisve rehabilitation effort at Harmony Grove Cemetery at the corner of Chatham and West Paces Ferry roads. In 2009, the Society was awarded a Preservation Achievement Award form the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for the project. Explore our rehabilitation of the late 19th century Harmony Grove Cemetery by perusing our photo galllery and project phase documention.
Buckhead Heritage has steadfastly advocated for the preservation of Mt. Olive Cemetery on Pharr Road, one of the last remnants of an African American community known as Macedonia Park that once thrived where Frankie Allen Park is today. In 2010, the Fulton County Superior Court barred a developer from removing graves from the site. To learn about the fight to preserve this historic cemetery, visit the Mt. Olive Cemetery Page. Also, learn about the history of the cemetery and the historic African-American community of Macedonia Park.
Buckhead Heritage is recording the personal stories and memories of Buckhead, as told by those who lived them, before they are lost forever. Oral history provides a genuine and personal perpective of history and adds an emotional element to understanding our past. Although oral history is inherently a mixture of fact and fiction, it can be an effective means of filling in the gaps in the documentation of Buckhead’s history. Check out the progress of our program!
Through its Landowner Technical Assistance services, Buckhead Heritage serves as a local resource for landowners pursuing their personal preservation goals including listing their historic properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
Buckhead Heritage Society
3180 Mathieson Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30305