My colleague Kathy Hayes and I worked with some of Emory’s library staff to put a collection of Atlanta maps from an 1878 atlas up onto Emory’s new digital gallery. Check out this map of the 4th Ward. While many of the streets have different names today, it’s interesting to note how much is still intact over 130 years later, including Irwin and Randolph streets and the rail line that now forms the Beltline. There are currently 176 maps from the MARBL collection up on the Emory digital gallery, and many more will be added in the coming months.
Map of 4th Ward from 1878