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Photo of the Week: Burns Cottage, Atlanta, GA

Robert Burns Cottage, 988 Alloway Place, Atlanta, GA, 1944

The Robert Burns Cottage, located three miles southeast of Atlanta, Georgia, is a replica of the Scottish poet’s birthplace in Alloway, Ayrsshire, Scotland.  The Atlanta cottage was constructed in 1911 by the Burns Club of Atlanta, a social, literary, and cultural society commemorating the works and spirit of the 18th century poet.  The club holds a Burns Supper celebration at the cottage every January 25th, on the anniversary of The Bard’s birthday.  The cottage was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

The Burns Cottage is featured on the Atlanta Time Machine web site, which includes hundreds of Atlanta-area photographs from the Tracy O’Neal Photograph Collection at Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives.

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