Sunday, January 10, 2016

FOSL Sponsors Lecture on the History of Downtown Smyrna

Dr. William Marchione, author of A Brief History of Smyrna, presented detailed and thoroughly researched lecture titled “The Metamorphosis of Downtown Smyrna - 1838 to 2002” today. 

The presentation started by explaining the forces fostered the development of the thriving commercial district in and around intersection of Atlanta Road and Spring Street in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Every decade from the 1830s to the to the present time was included. 

Also presented were complete details on the factors led to the complete demolition of that once thriving commercial center in the late 1980s, and to its reincarnation as the modern, planned downtown we enjoy today.

The "First Sunday" lecture series is held in the Smyrna Public Library Meeting Room and is jointly sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library.


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