Buckhead Historic Preservation.
Buckhead Heritage Society
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 …
2022 Award Winners
Thurs, June 15 7pm – Speaker Series: John Pruitt (FREE)
Thurs, July 20 7pm – Speaker Series: Robert Ratonyi (FREE)
New Website Additions
Sam Massell’s Leadership by Wright Mitchell
Two Annual Awards Announced
Bob Helget Remembered by Wright Mitchell
Two Inspiring Members Lost Recently by Tamara A. Bazzle
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ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION
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.
Buckhead Heritage Society
3180 Mathieson Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30305