Helping to Preserve Atlanta's Past for Its Future
What Is the Atlanta Preservation Center?
The Center’s guided Walking Tours of historic neighborhoods and sites, educational programs, lectures, home and garden tour and award-winning festival, The Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks, along with other special events, teach students, residents and visitors about the value of protecting and redeveloping Atlanta’s landmark sites.
The APC was instrumental in the passage of the city’s 1989 Preservation Ordinance which provides legal protection for endangered historic buildings, sites and neighborhoods. APC’s work has been recognized by the Atlanta City Council, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
APC’s offices are located in the 1856 Lemuel P. Grant Mansion in Atlanta’s Grant Park neighborhood. Once considered Atlanta’s most endangered building because of decades of neglect and abuse, the house was purchased by APC in 2001 and, through constant restoration and reconstruction, now serves as an example of advocacy and preservation in action.