This image shows a modern man confidently walking through a very historic section of Atlanta. Enveloped in the rays of the sun is the Candler Building. The building, built by Asa Candler, the founder of the Coca Cola Company, stands on the corner of Peachtree and John Wesley Dobbs. John Wesley Dobbs was a civil rights activist and unofficial mayor of Auburn Avenue. He pushed Mayor William B. Hartsfield and achieved having the Atlanta Police force integrated in 1948 and had gas lights installed on Auburn avenue in 1949.
Also on this corner, behind the lens, is where the Loews’ Grand Theatre stood. The theater was the location for the world premier on Gone with the Wind. With all that being said, three of the largest events in Atlanta’s history are on this corner with this modern pedestrian: Coca Cola, Civil Rights, and Gone with the Wind.