In 1838, for just $650, Henry Irby purchased 202 ½ acres surrounding the present intersection of Peachtree, Roswell, and West Paces Ferry roads. He soon established a general store at the junction and a small crossroads community was born! This year, Buckhead Heritage will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the community with an evening party at the Buckhead Theatre on March 1st. At the event, a photographic retrospective of Buckhead’s history will educate, entertain, and encourage guests to share their own memories of this ever-evolving community. In anticipation of Buckhead 175th Anniversary Celebration, Buckhead Heritage invites the public to share historic photographs of the community with the organization for display at the event and for future educational programs.
Buckhead Heritage will hold a Historic Photograph Collection Session at SardisUnited MethodistChurch, where the public can bring historic photographs of Buckhead to be scanned by the organization and preserved digitally in the Buckhead Heritage archives. The best images will be displayed at the Buckhead Theatre. Buckhead Heritage is particularly interested in historic images of community buildings and landscapes, including streetscapes, that help reveal how Buckhead has changed over time. So, start digging in your attic and share what you find with us on February 9th!