Sweet Auburn Works sponsors a project called WINDOWS SPEAK that kicked off earlier this month. The historic windows on Auburn Avenue have photos of Atlanta Life leadership inserted into the windows of the historic buildings located at 148 Auburn Avenue. CONTRIBUTED

Window exhibit tells history of Sweet Auburn

Atlanta Life Insurance Company’s project, “Windows Speak” displayed from the original historic office buildings on Auburn Avenue, provides a peek into the legacy of Atlanta Life and a look at the faces of the people who made this possible, according to a press release.

Presented by Sweet Auburn Works, this the first in a series of events and exhibitions about life on Auburn Avenue. The Atlanta Life Insurance Company Windows Speak Project offers a visual narrative of the history of the company depicted in 15 windows of the original Atlanta Life Insurance Company office buildings located at 148 Auburn Avenue, the gateway to the black business community in Atlanta.

The exhibition is a permanent addition to the façade of the historic buildings.

Sweet Auburn Works is a community-driven, economic development organization using innovative techniques to direct the revitalization in ways that are consistent with the avenue’s history, culture, legacy, and the current-day environment. Sweet Auburn has been designated a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Information: www.hddc.org

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