Adaptive Use on the Beltline explores Atlanta's 19th and 20th century industrial past and the way in which that past is being reused in the 21st century. This digital exhibit looks at Stacks at the Fulton Cotton Mill, Ponce City Market, and the Goat Farm, three sites that convey the story of Atlanta's industrial past and the envisioning of its post-industrial future.
Each of these sites has specific stories that reveal the changing relationships of industry to Atlanta's rail system, the impact of New South economic ideas, and ways in which industrial sites have been adapted to serve local revitalization projects. These sites lead us into a complex web of economic, social, and local relationships that help us to discover how our industrial past shapes our post-industrial present.
Curated by Christianna Huber
Images Courtesy of: The Atlanta History Center, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Flickr, Georgia State University Library, The National Records and Archives, The National Park Service,