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Published on January 28th, 2016 |

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Heritage Society plans 2 events on Buckhead’s history, development

The Buckhead Heritage Society is sponsoring two events in February and April designed to introduce the public to some of the lesser known aspects of Buckhead’s history and development.

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Heritage Society and the Atlanta Regional Commission for Regional Historic Preservation will hold a forum on modern architecture in Buckhead at 10:30 a.m., followed by Buckhead Historya bus tour of a five-mile stretch of Peachtree Road at 11:30.

The event will trace the development history of the area and highlight significant examples of modern and contemporary buildings.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Space for the bus tour is limited to 30 participants, and the cost is $15 to reserve a seat. Visit http://modernbuckheadlecture.eventzilla.net to reserve a space for the lecture and http://modernbuckheadbustour.eventzilla.net to reserve a space for the bus tour.

For more information, see the Modern Buckhead program flyer or, visit http://www.buckheadheritage.com/events/modern-buckhead.

The second event, scheduled for Sunday, April 10, from 4-7 p.m. is a scavenger hunt of historic facts through Buckhead, starting at 3696 Northside Drive. Guests will gather for drinks before embarking on the history scavenger hunt through Buckhead.

In teams, guests will compete against each other to solve clues, seek out historic locations, and take photos related to the community’s lesser-known history. Each successfully solved riddle will be worth points.

By the way, today’s Buckhead roughly covers the interior of the “V” formed by I-85 on the east and I-75 on the west to the city limits.

At the end of the hunt, guests will gather for hors d’oeuvres and a closing ceremony where the winning teams will be celebrated.

Here is the first clue: At 4 p.m. sharp, meet at the private Buckhead location of a badminton supper club during the 1960s—a regular event that brought together Atlanta’s leading bankers and attorneys.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Buckhead Heritage and its mission to identify, preserve, and promote Buckhead’s history and historic resources.

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