Demolition began earlier this week, according to Channel 2 Action News.
In September, Mount Vernon’s congregation voted to approve a $14.5 million agreement to vacate the building, clearing the way for the Falcons to build on the land, which is located just south of the team’s current home, the Georgia Dome.
A second church, Friendship Baptist, which sits just across the street from the Mount Vernon site, sold for $19.5 million and also will move to accommodate the new stadium.
Among a trove of new Carson McCullers-related archives that includes letters, telegrams, snapshots, tape recordings, birthday cards, menus and a bill for the pink roses that blanketed the author’s coffin, is an astonishing acquisition: a dozen or so transcripts of McCullers’ therapy sessions with her former psychiatrist, Mary Mercer.
See Flashback Fotos on myajc.com for only 99 cents. Visit the MyAJC archives for a historic look at Atlanta from Midtown in the 70s to Auburn Avenue and even life here before traffic jams on the interstates.