Peachtree Street in 1907, looking toward the intersection with Peachtree Street.

Atlanta. In antebellum Atlanta, every street was named Peachtree Street, giving the plan of the city a pleasing uniformity. The addition of several streets not named Peachtree, imposed on the city by the occupying forces after the Civil War, is still a sore point among old-timers.

Published in: on September 14, 2010 at 7:32 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. My family continues to feel slighted after all these years.

  2. I live in Atlanta. There are 85 streets here named Peachtree something or other. I never knew the real reason until now!

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