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One of America's best known streets, Peachtree winds north from downtown Atlanta through the heart of Buckhead, closely following the Chattahoochee ridge route of the Indian-era Peachtree Trail. Downtown, it's Peachtree Street, but after it merges with West Peachtree and heads north, it becomes Peachtree Road.

Officially, the change occurs in the 1800 block, just north of the Brookwood rail station: Huey's, at 1816, is the last Peachtree Street address and the Peachtree Palisades building, at 1819, is the first Peachtree Road address.

Apartments, shopping areas, restaurants and bars line what once was a street of grand Atlanta homes.

Only the Randolph-Lucas House at 2494 Peachtree offers a trace of that era. The red brick Georgian Revival home, at the intersection of Peachtree and Lindbergh Drive, was built by a great-great grandson of Thomas Jefferson. More about this historic building is available on the Atlanta Urban Design Commission Web site.

Randolph-Lucas House

Randolph-Lucas House
2494 Peachtree Road

Lindbergh Drive, which joins Peachtree Road at the Randolph-Lucas House, was named for Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, who visited Atlanta on Oct. 11, 1927, after his historic solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The city proclaimed Lindbergh Day and the Buckhead street was named in his honor. (Atlanta History Center)

Old and new roofs
Cathedral of St. Philip In 1935, another famed aviator visited Atlanta. Amelia Earhart arrived to recieve an honorary degree from Oglethorpe University. Only two years later, she would begin the fatal flight over the Pacific Ocean that would take her into history.
Some of Atlanta's grandest churches, such as the Cathedral of St. Philip, are on Peachtree, as well as some of the region's glitziest shopping centers: Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.Writers have always found Peachtree irresistible, and it's almost a character in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" and Anne Rivers Siddons' "Peachtree Road."

Jack J. Spalding, who in 1885 founded one of Atlanta's top law firms, King & Spalding, was perhaps the earliest proponent of Peachtree Road as a grand boulevard through Buckhead. In 1908, he persuaded property owners on both sides of the road to donate frontage to allow creation of a 80-foot-wide roadway from the Brookwood bridge to the center of Buckhead Village.

A Community Improvement District created by the Buckhead Coalition is developing plans to "transform Peachtree into a world-class boulevard" with wide sidewalks and a canopy of trees. The Urban Land Institute has offered preliminary ideas. Click here to view their designs.

Possible new developments:

Developers plan an 11-story office building next to Huey's restaurant on the site of a Wendy's restaurant.

Songy Partners is considering a new hotel/office tower complex at the former Art Institute of Atlanta location at 3376 Peachtree. If preleasing goes well, construction could start in the second quarter of 2004.

Crescent Resources LLC is considering a new office tower on a three-acre tract across Lenox Road from Monarch Tower and just behind Phipps Plaza.

A 10-story medical office building, Sheffield Medical Building II, is planned at the corner of Peachtree and Collier roads, behind the current Sheffield Medical Building. 

At the Rooms to Go site at the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont, developers are planning a 40-story luxury condominium tower. Famed architect  I.M. Pei has been hired to design the building.

Westwood Properties is planning a $30 multi-story residential and retail complex at 2171 Peachtree Road.

At the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont, a high-end retail, residential and office development is proposed for the 12.5 acres that wrap around the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Hotel. The project is expected to include luxury residential condos.

Capital City Plaza developer, Rubenstein Co., is proposing a 12-story office tower on the undeveloped land next to the 17-story One Capital City Plaza on Peachtree Road next to the Buckhead MARTA station. Overall zoning for the site includes three office towers and a hotel and air rights to develop over MARTA and Ga. 400.

Old and new Old shops in new colors
Antiques Alhambra
Elegant accessories Florist
Olympic reflections Flag and tower
Urbanscapes Study in angles
Swisshotel MARTA station
Tower Place, Grand Hyatt Sky lights
Phipps Plaza Distant steeple
NAVA fountains Phipps tavern
Aerial view of Peachtree Road
Photo courtesy of Buckhead Coalition
Aerial view of Peachtree Road
Photo courtesy of Buckhead Coalition
Atlanta Financial Center
Photo courtesy of Buckhead Coalition
Atlanta Financial Center from Georgia 400
Photo courtesy of Buckhead Coalition

Great shopping

Ambience Art & Gift Gallery, 2277 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 605-0082

American College Gallery, 3330 Peachtree Rd., 30326, (404) 231-9000

Ann Taylor, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road, 30326, (404) 264-0450
Rated Best Boutique for the Woman Who's All Business 1999 by Atlanta Magazine.

Antiquities Ltd., Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. 30326, (404) 233-5019

Art and Soul, do-it-yourself pottery, 2144 Peachtree Road, (404) 352-1222

Art Trends, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd. 30326, (404) 814-1080

ArtWalk, contemporary Southern art, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd., (404) 233-6767

Atlanta Art Gallery, 2300 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 261-1233

BA Framer, mirrors, prints, frames, 3145 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Commons, (404) 237-3135

Barbara Archer Gallery, self-taught Southern art, 3157 Peachtree Road, (404) 812-9600

Beverly Bremer Silver Shop, American and Continental silver, 3164 Peachtree Road, (404) 261-4009

Bob Ellis, 3500 Peachtree Road, Phipps Plaza, (404) 841-0215
Rated Best Shop for Women's Shoes (Upscale) 1999 by Atlanta Magazine.

Boyd Brandt Gallery, 3224 Peachtree Rd. 30305, (404) 365-8899

Buckhead Custom Frames, 2221 Peachtree Rd. 30309, Suite A, (404) 351-7565

Buckhead Estate Line, antiques, estate items, 2833 Peachtree Road, (404) 237-8289

Carbuffs, hand-wash car care, 2050 Peachtree Road, (404) 351-3303

Cathreen's Gallery & Frame Shop, 2817 Peachtree Rd. 30305, (404) 233-2002

City Art Works, 2140 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 605-0786

City Issue, vintage 1930s and mid-20th century European and American furniture, 2825 Peachtree Road next to the Garden Hills Cinema. (404) 252-7979

C. Duncan Connelly Fine Art, 2300 Peachtree Rd. Suite B-108, 30309, (404) 605-0016

Darious and Co. Art and Antiques, 3255 Peachtree Rd., (404) 264-1133

Domo, contemporary art, 2277 Peachtree Rd., (770) 522-0893

Fine Art Gallery of Atlanta, 3275 Peachtree Rd. 30305, (404) 261-2546, Fax (404) 261-2367

Framers on Peachtree, 2351 Peachtree Rd. 30305, (404) 237-2888

Gallerie Dorita!, contemporary glass, paintings, sculpture, 3224 Peachtree Road, (404) 869-0041

Gallery Domo, contemporary art, 2277 Peachtree Rd., (770) 522-0893

Gallery Momoyama, 2273 Peachtree Rd., 30309, (404) 351-0583

Great Frame Up, 3085 Peachtree Rd. 30305, (404) 231-9754

Gucci, Phipps Plaza, (404) 233-4899
Rated Best Source for Edgy Eveningwear 1999 by Atlanta Magazine.

Haviv Interiors, European furniture, oriental rugs, window treatments, 3167 Peachtree Rd., 404-364-0504

H. Moog, antique porcelains, 2300 Peachtree Rd., Suite B-105, (404) 351-2200

Huff Furniture, contemporary furnishings, at 3178 Peachtree Road since 1957, 404-261-7636, or visit www.hufffurniture.com

Illumina Gallery, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. 30326, (404) 233-3010
Through Dec. 31: Wearable art by Becky Thatcher

Irish Crystal - Classic Linen, linens, crystal, belleek, 3168 Peachtree Road, (404) 266-3783

Jack Denton Designs, high-end designer furnishings, consultation, floral design, 2287 Peachtree Road, (404) 355-0600

Jacqueline Adams Antiques & Interiors, 18th and 19th century furniture and accessories, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 355-8123

Jane J. Marsden Interiors & Antiques, English and Continental antiques and accessories, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 355-1288

J. Clayton Spears & Co., 18th and 19th century English and French furniture and accessories, The Plaza Towers, South CU-8, 2575 Peachtree Road, 
(404) 237-5208, FAX: (404) 237-7097
Email: jspearsco@aol.com
Website: www.jclaytonspearsco.com

Jeffrey, Phipps Plaza, (404) 237-9000
Rated Best Boutique for the Fashion Forward 1999 by Atlanta Magazine.

Kiang Gallery, contemporary art, 1923 Peachtree Road, (404) 351-5477
Dec. 4-Jan. 15: Photo collages by Lucinda Bunnen and Chinese glazed ceramics by Archie Stapleton

Kubatana Gallery, African sculpture and art, 1841 Peachtree Rd., (404) 355-5764

Levison & Cullen Gallery, 18th and 19th century American furniture, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 351-3435

Luna, women's contemporary clothing, jewelry, accessories, 3167 Peachtree Road, (404 233-5344

Marcia Wood Gallery, 1831 Peachtree Road, (404) 885-1808

Jane J. Marsden Interiors & Antiques, English and Continental antiques and accessories, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 355-1288

Oscar Thompson Shoes, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. (404) 266-1333

Richards Variety Store, 2347 Peachtree Road, in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, (404) 237-1412,
Rated Best Five-and-Dime 1999 by Atlanta Magazine.

Robert Matre Gallery, contemporary paintings, sculpture, 2273 Peachtree Rd., 30309, (404) 350-8399

The Mission Chair, hand-crafted wood furniture in Mission, Prairie and Arts and Crafts styles, 2815 Peachtree Road, (404) 261-2071

H. Moog Antique Porcelains, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 351-2200

Selene M. Morgan Fine Art, 19th and 20th century European and American art, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 355-5799

Sephora, Lenox Square, (404) 816-0123
Rated Best New Source for Scents 1999 by Atlanta Magazine.

The Museum Co., Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd., 30326, (404) 365-8019 

Laura Pearce Ltd., estate and fine jewelry, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 350-9207

Peurifoy Antiques, antiques and silver, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 355-3319

Punkin Patch, interior designs for children's rooms, 2140 Peachtree Road, (404) 350-2454

Rexer Parkes, 2140 Peachtree Road, (404) 351-3080
Rated Best Boutique for the modern Southern Belle 1999 by Atlanta Magazine.

Robert Matre Gallery, contemporary paintings, sculpture, 2273 Peachtree Rd., 30309, (404) 350-8399

Robert Shelton Antiques, 2267 Peachtree Rd., 30309, (404) 351-5503

Russian Art House, 2300 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 605-0097

Sandler Hudson Gallery, contemporary regional paintings, sculpture, photography, 1831 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 350-8480

Spin Street Music, music of the 1950s, '60s, '70s, Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, 2345 Peachtree Road (404) 261-4999

Target, 3535 Peachtree Road, (404) 237-9494

Selene M. Morgan Fine Art, 19th and 20th century European and American works, 2300 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 355-5799 

79th St. Rug Shop & Gallery, antique and designer rugs, 2829 Peachtree Road (404) 231-2108

Shelton Antiques, 2267 Peachtree Road, (404) 351-5503

J. Clayton Spears & Co., 18th and 19th century English and French furniture and accessories, 2300 Peachtree Road, (404) 605-0025

William Tolliver's Art Gallery, 2300 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 350-0811

Tracey Southwest, Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. 30326, (404) 237-5929

Vespermann Gallery, art glass, jewelry, 2140 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 350-9698

Viking Culinary Arts Center, gourmet retail store, cooking school, demonstrations, 1745 Peachtree Rd., 404-745-9064

Wentworth Galleries Ltd., Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. 30326, (404) 233-0903

William Tolliver's Art Gallery, 2300 Peachtree Rd. 30309, (404) 350-0811

Marcia Wood Gallery, 1831 Peachtree Road, (404) 885-1808

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