Posts tagged with "history"

Do you know Towne Cinema’s history?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2014

Back in June, Avondale Estates City Commissioners approved a permit that would allow a music venue to open in the city’s historic Towne Cinema building. But just how historic is it? The owner of that music venue wants to find out. Tony Longval reached out to Decaturish and asked for the public’s help in digging […]

Fire Proof: 67 years later, woman keeps grandfather’s story alive

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 9, 2013

They said the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta wouldn’t burn. They called it fire proof. On Dec. 7, 1946, it became the scene of the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history. The fire killed 119 people, many of them guests who had come to Atlanta for conferences and Christmas shopping. The public reaction to one man’s […]

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