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Published on May 6th, 2015 |

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Buckhead Heritage to publish new illustrated history book

Buckhead Heritage has announced plans to publish a new illustrated history of Buckhead, titled “Historic Buckhead: An Illustrated History”, which is being written by noted historian and author, Sharon Foster Jones.

Wright Mitchell

Wright Mitchell

According to Wright Mitchell, president of Buckhead Heritage, the book is being produced to “offer a different perspective on our unique community’s history”.

The book is a “coffee table” book and will contain well over 100 photographs, illustrations, maps and other images. Numerous images will be reproduced in full color.

“Historic Buckhead” will be a “landmark publication,” Mitchell said, that will be fun to read and peruse, yet will accurately record the story of Buckhead.

“We intend to present a fascinating narrative dealing with the intriguing storylines that have made our Atlanta community what it is today. And we anticipate it serving as a companion publication to the interpretive program of exhibits and signage we are planning for Buckhead’s parks and urban spaces,” Mitchell said.

Jones is not only authoring the manuscript, but is also researching and selecting images to be included in the book.

Jones, a former divorce lawyer, says she has found her true calling in researching and gathering local history. She is the author of three Atlanta historical books: “Atlanta’s Ponce De Leon Avenue” (2012), “The Atlanta Exposition” (2010) and “Inman Park” (2008).

A distinctive part of “Historic Buckhead” is the “Sharing The Heritage” section which will include the histories of many of Buckhead’s leading corporations and organizations.

Participation in this section is being offered by invitation to Buckhead institutions which have played a role in the development and economic strength of the community. New businesses, entrepreneurs, and families with a long Buckhead presence are also welcome with their unique stories.

The “Sharing The Heritage” section is separate from the main historical narrative and is being written by a team of freelance writers.

The book, when published in 2016, will retail for $39.95 and will be available through Buckhead Heritage and at area book stores. It will also be published as an e-book.

For information on business participation in “Historic Buckhead”, contact the project manager, Barbara Lane, by phone at 214-476-1122 or by email at bfrank4818@aol.com.

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