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Phoenix Flies: Westview Cemetery Candler Era Tour

March 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

This tour, which covers the 20th century expansion of the cemetery by Asa Candler Jr., begins at Crab Orchard Fountain. Tour goers will learn about the lives of many important Atlantans and will experience the beauty of the Westview Abbey built in 1943-45. The Abbey’s Florence Candler Chapel includes carved reredos, painted panels and marvelous stained glass.

Event Details
Sunday, March 22, 2015
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Venue Information
Westview Cemetery
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. Your guide will lead tour goers by car to the Crab Orchard Fountain where the tour will begin on foot.
Starting Point: The Crab Orchard Fountain.
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Preservation Partner
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.


Atlanta Preservation Center
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Westview Cemetery
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310 United States
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