Auburn Avenue, 2015
The Herndon Building
destroyed by a tornado: 2008
Stories made present...
through your phone.
An historic time...
A vibrant community...
A living culture...
“Sweet Auburn” was a center of African-American culture during the first half of the twentieth century. Your smartphone will offer you stories about the musicians, preachers, businessmen, and civil-rights activists as you pass by the buildings where they lived and worked. Your guide is Andrew Young, civil rights activist and former mayor of Atlanta.
CitySaga is the work of specialists in design, digital media technology, historic preservation, and the history and architecture of Atlanta. The team includes: Dr. Jay David Bolter (Augmented Environments Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology), Dr. Nassim JafariNaimi (Design and Social Interaction Studio, GT), Colin Freeman (Digital Media program, GT) and Dean Baker.
Generous support for CitySaga from:
Central Atlanta Progress (ADID),
Georgia Dept. of Economic Development,
Sweet Auburn Works.