Photo of the Week: Unidentified Street Scene, Atlanta, 1946

Unidentified street scene, Atlanta, GA, 1946

Can you confirm the location of this unidentified Atlanta street scene which was photographed in 1946?  The building on the left is a Sherwin Williams Paint Company store and therefore it could be Gordon Street.

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4 Responses to Photo of the Week: Unidentified Street Scene, Atlanta, 1946

  1. La Loria says:

    This looks like the buildings/street that runs parallel to Main Street. If you’re traveling south on MARTA going from West End station to Oakland City, this will be on the left.

  2. Tim says:

    This also looks similar to a stretch of Whitehall St. in the Westend

  3. MDH says:

    Kind of looks like West Marietta St and Jones Ave. by the Hastings Seed building.

  4. Peter J. Roberts says:

    Thanks La Loria,

    From your observation we can confirm that the photo shows Lee Street looking south near Sylvan Road. I’ve updated the photo database.