Underground Atlanta Photos

Rail lines, starting in 1836, made Atlanta prosperous by shifting the cotton trade to this crossroads & then made Atlanta the major target of the North during the Civil War. In the 1920s, the gulch in which the rail lines ran were bridged over to make a viaduct street above them. The Depression plunged much of the Underground area into dormancy until 1968 when conversion to shops & restaurants started. Today the section of the city called Underground Atlanta is an active entertainment district.

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Steps of Underground area of Atlanta, where shops & activities occupy old rail station area. Atlanta, GA.Fountains landscape in Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.Steps lead from Atlanta Underground to modern Peachtree downtown. Atlanta, GA.Subway station entrance at Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.
Steps of Underground area of Atlanta, where shops & activities occupy old rail station area. Atlanta, GA.Fountains landscape in Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.Steps lead from Atlanta Underground to modern Peachtree downtown. Atlanta, GA.Subway station entrance at Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.
Promenade through Atlanta Underground shopping area. Atlanta, GA.Former rail station preserved at Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.Antique locomotive decorates Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.Chevrolet light panel truck displayed at Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.
Promenade through Atlanta Underground shopping area. Atlanta, GA.Former rail station preserved at Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.Antique locomotive decorates Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.Chevrolet light panel truck (1949) displayed at Atlanta Underground. Atlanta, GA.
Skyline of downtown Atlanta above Whale mural of Underground city. Atlanta, GA.Detail of Right Whale mural by Wyland in Underground city. Atlanta, GA.

Skyline of downtown Atlanta above Whale mural of Underground city. Atlanta, GA.Detail of Right Whale mural (1993) by Wyland in Underground city. Atlanta, GA.


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