Lane Brothers Commercial Photographic Collection, GSU Special Collections
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From a perch at the intersection of Marietta and Forsyth Streets in Atlanta's old downtown area, Henry Grady still keeps vigil over the city that he bagan crafting into the modern metropolis we know today. The late-nineteenth century statue honoring the Architect of the New South, an influential editor of the Atlanta Constitution in the 1880s, has been silent witness to plenty of change since its erection in 1891 and remains one of Atlanta's most notable landmarks. Here's a look at how Atlanta has changed, quite literally, all around the Henry Grady statue through the years.