Atlanta Preservation Center Spotlights Oglethorpe in Annual “Phoenix Flies” Tours

The phoenix has been a part of Atlanta’s seal and served as her symbol since 1887. Like the mythical bird, the city of Atlanta has several times throughout the years emerged “reborn” from the fire of adversity.

On Friday, March 11, Oglethorpe’s campus once again will be a part of a citywide historical tour that celebrates Atlanta’s “living landmarks.”  The event is called The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Living Landmarks, a tour created by The Atlanta Preservation Center in 2003 as a way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dramatic rescue of the Fox Theatre.

Today, the walking and biking tours have expanded to feature some of the city’s most  prominent and major historical sites, including Atlanta’s Civil War landmarks, the Herndon Home, Rhodes Hall, the Swan House, and many more.

Atlanta’s tourists and locals will be stopping by Oglethorpe on Friday to spend some time with Dr. Paul Hudson ’72 to learn about OU’s rich history and preview the upcoming exhibit, Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest, at the OU Museum of Art.

The Phoenix Flies guided tours are free throughout Atlanta and continue through March 20.

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