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Phoenix Flies: Westview Cemetery 19th Century Tour
March 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
This tour, which covers the original 19th century cemetery, begins at the 1890 Gate House. Tour goers will learn about the lives of many important Atlantans like Joel Chandler Harris, Lemuel Pratt Grant, Henry Grady, Asa Candler and Harriett Harwell Wilson High while enjoying beautiful sculptures and historic structures.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Please enter the main entrance to the cemetery and take your first right which will be the parking area for the historic Gate House and the starting point for the tour.
Starting Point: The Historic Gate House parking area.
Westview Cemetery is one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States and the largest in the Southeast. Since 1884, Westview Cemetery has been proud to serve Atlanta and surrounding communities with dignity, beauty and heritage, while endeavoring to provide services that are within economic reach of all who seek them.
About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.
The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.