SOCIAL MEDIA

7.8.15

Spending the Day Blue





One thing I cherish about Atlanta is the abundance of cute old neighbourhoods within the city itself. They  possess so much character and charm. Some of them, with their brightly colored wooden exteriors,  lattice trimmings and cosy verandahs, remind me of the traditional houses of my native Caribbean. Case in point, Cabbagetown. 

The neighbourhood, originally named Factory Town and Fulton Mill Town, was built in 1881 to provide housing for workers at the  Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill. Many of these laborers were transplants from the Appalachian mountains of Georgia. They were largely of Irish~Scottish heritage and much of their cuisine consisted of cabbage. {I'm not being facetious!}. The scent was so prominent that passersby derisively called the neighbourhood Cabbagetown. The residents weren't offended though. Instead, they embraced the moniker and continued to nurture a proud community.

Eventually {in 1977},  the mill closed and as a result of the ensuing economic decline, the  residents went elsewhere in search of better opportunities. Fortunately,  that was not the end of the cool little enclave.  During the 1990's, new life was breathed into the community with financial reinvestment and growing  interest among artists to live there. Today, the "shotgun" and cottage style homes are well taken care of and are a source of pride for Atlantans, even for honorary ones like myself. 












Dress: Vintage
Photo Credit: Adinah Morgan


3 comments :

  1. SiStari you are truly with a purpose. Can I say just how stunning you are too:))))) Thanks for sharing this bit of history and all your travel here. You capture the colours and moments so vividly, they come to life as if to almost jump from my pc screen.

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  3. SiStar you are truly with a purpose. Can I say just how stunning you are too:))))) Thanks for sharing this bit of history and all your travel here. You capture the colours and moments so vividly, they come to life as if to almost jump from my pc screen.

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