That '70s City: Scenes from Atlanta Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 25 AJC file photo The main dance floor of Backstreet in the late 1970s. 2 / 25 AJC file photo "The Strip" at Peachtree and 10th Street in midtown Atlanta became home to many runaways in 1978. 3 / 25 AJC file photo Midtown -- near the corner of Peachtree and 10th streets -- was the hub of Atlanta's hippie community in 1971. 4 / 25 AJC file photo Atlantans Leigh Bunkins and Tom Duggins campaign for the environment in Hurt Park on April 23, 1970. 5 / 25 AJC file photo The Plaza Theatre in Briarcliff Plaza was an adult theatre in 1979. 6 / 25 AJC file photo Shoppers pour into Perimeter Mall on Aug. 11, 1971. 7 / 25 AJC file photo Central City Park in 1979. 8 / 25 AJC file photo Pigeons fly up from Central City Park in front of the Trust Company Bank building in 1979. It's now Woodruff Park. 9 / 25 AJC file photo These male students were ejected from Marietta High School for their long hair in 1971. 10 / 25 AJC file photo At the Avondale MARTA station in 1979, the first passengers came through the turnstiles -- or like the girl on the right, climbed over after some of the gates failed to work. 11 / 25 AJC file photo By 1979, Mary Mac's Tea Room was already an Atlanta landmark. 12 / 25 AJC file photo Peachtree Industrial Boulevard stretches into mud at I-285 in 1970. 13 / 25 AJC file photo Construction continues on the base of the Southern Bell headquarters building in Midtown in 1978. 14 / 25 AJC file photo The Sears building on Ponce de Leon in 1979. 15 / 25 AJC file photo The Tropical Grove Fruit Stand stood at 421 Ponce de Leon Avenue in 1979. 16 / 25 www.atlantatimemachine.com The Blackstone Inn was a restaurant in Underground Atlanta. 17 / 25 AJC file photo The first 1977 Cougar XR-7 rolls off the assembly line at the Ford plant in Hapeville in 1976. 18 / 25 AJC file photo Peachtree Road facing south, in Buckhead in 1978. 19 / 25 AJC file photo A man is carried off by Atlanta Police during a downtown street fight in 1971. 20 / 25 AJC file photo Club Centaur was a strip club on Peachtree Street in Midtown in 1970. 21 / 25 AJC file photo "The Strip," looking north on Peachtree Street from 10th Street in 1977. 22 / 25 AJC file photo Peachtree Street in Midtown in 1977. 23 / 25 AJC file photo Young street people gather near 10th Street in 1970. 24 / 25 AJC file photo These children were among hundreds served ice cream and other goodies at a party in 1972 celebrating the 125th birthday of the city of Atlanta. 25 / 25 AJC file photo In 1972, traffic on Peachtree Street was light in front of Peachtree Center. Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.