Welcome to the Atlanta Rail Corridor Archive, a site that traces the history of the historic rail corridor that is currently under redevelopment as the Atlanta BeltLine. This site showcases items from repositories around the city of Atlanta and the United States, gathered and posted by students in HIST 8885, Theory and Practice of Digital History, a course in the Heritage Preservation Program at Georgia State University. Students have also created narrative exhibits that interrogate themes relevant to the history of the Rail Corridor including communities, neighborhoods, educational institutions, businesses, and the changing uses of the natural and built environment.
Students have made a concerted effort to obtain permission for the use of items on this site. Rights and licenses are posted on the individual item pages. If you have any questions or need to request that an item be taken down, please contact the project coordinator, Adina Langer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panoramic map of 1892 Atlanta provides a detailed look at the city’s urban form and business environment of the period. In particular, the image…
Adaptive Use on the Beltline explores Atlanta's 19th and 20th century industrial past and the way in which that past...