Author Archives: PETER ROBERTS

Georgia State University’s Scholarly Enterprise

Scholarly Enterprise is a new exhibit celebrating Georgia State’s centennial.  The exhibit theme is academics and focuses on institutional growth, colleges, library, global initiatives, research institutes, and centers. This exhibit is located on the bridge near the Library South entrance.   … Continue reading

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Photo of Overlooked GSU Landmark Rediscovered

Director George Sparks’ earliest memory of what is now Georgia State University was when it was located at Pryor St. (now Peachtree Center Ave.) and Auburn Ave.  See Sanborn map of location here and hear Sparks describe the college.  When … Continue reading

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Bazaar Education: Night School in the Peachtree Arcade

In 1917, at the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War I, the Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce (now Georgia State University) moved into two rooms at the newly constructed Peachtree Arcade near Atlanta’s Five Points.  The … Continue reading

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Blank Slate: GSU’s First Downtown Location

The Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce (now Georgia State University) was housed in the Walton Building from 1914 to 1916. This is the first building the Evening School occupied in downtown Atlanta. The relocation of the Evening … Continue reading

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Good Chemistry: GSU’s First Location

 In 1913, the Georgia School of Technology’s  School of Commerce held its first classes at Tech’s ivy-covered chemistry building (Lyman Hall).   The Evening School of Commerce moved to downtown Atlanta the next year.  Since then, Georgia State University has … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Half Century of Sisterhood and Philanthropy

Georgia State University’s Delta Xi Chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta national fraternity for women will celebrate its 50th anniversary on campus in 2013.  Shown in the photo is a ceremony from a preference party held in Dunwoody during Rush … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Aerial of Unknown Georgia Town

  Can you identify this Georgia town?  If so, please leave a comment below.   Click on the image to zoom in.  This low oblique aerial photo shows a factory situated near the railroad tracks of an unidentified Georgia town. Aerial photographs … Continue reading

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