Where Midtown Meets Downtown: See Atlanta Through the Centuries

  • May 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • North Avenue MARTA Station

    713 West Peachtree Street Northwest
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308
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This Jane’s Walk, taking place between Midtown and Downtown, focuses on themes of art, architecture, history, and culture.

Join Scott Morris — researcher, architectural historian, and educator — for a tour will that will cover the blocks where Downtown meets Midtown! You’ll have opportunities to see residential, commercial, and sacred architecture, plus MARTA rail stations, public art, and skyline views (bring your camera)!

This route includes buildings from the 1880s to the 21st century, and we'll take time to discuss the history and planning decisions that shaped this vibrant area of Atlanta!


The Details

  • Distance of Walk: ~ 1 mile
  • Getting There: You’ll meet at MARTA's North Avenue Station. Find the group gathered on the steps at the corner of North & West Peachtree. The best way to get there is by taking MARTA, but you can also bike! Should you choose to drive, there is paid street parking on West Peachtree.
  • Accessibility: This walk covers paved and unpaved terrain. It is not wheelchair accessible.
  • What to wear and bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Consider bringing protection from the sun, and don’t forget a camera if you’d like to take advantage of some great photo opportunities!


About Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual global festival honoring the legacy of urbanist, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs with free, citizen-led walking tours through the neighborhoods that lend so much character to our cities.

The festival promotes civic engagement and encourages leaders and participants to share stories about their communities and use walking as a means of connecting with their neighbors.


About the Leader of This Walk

Scott was born and raised in Atlanta Morningside neighborhood and has nearly 20 years of experience as a researcher, architectural historian, and educator. He's an instructor with GSU's heritage preservation program, a professional historian in the Midtown neighborhood, and he's passionate about the built environment! Most importantly, Scott wants to partner with fellow Atlantans to make a difference!


Cancellation Policy

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met.

If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us 48 hours prior to the event start.

By doing so, we can release your seat to another individual interested in joining us for this Jane’s Walk!


Any Questions?

Email Mary, MODA's Programs Manager, at maryk@museumofdesign.org.

Date & Time

Sat, May 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue Details

North Avenue MARTA Station

713 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30308 North Avenue MARTA Station
Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is the only museum in the Southeastern United States exclusively dedicated to the study of design. Our exhibitions feature various design industries and showcase the power of design to inspire change, transform lives, and make the world a better place! Located in the heart of the Midtown Arts District, MODA is a community hub for all things design including design conversations, hands-on workshops, youth programs, and more!

Visit our website for updates on exhibitions, programs, and other opportunities!

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