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Old March 15th, 2011, 06:05 AM   #21
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Here are some churches in Atlanta (Part 1) by special request. First I will focus on the Jesus Corner (not meant in a derogatory way, it’s a nickname for the two block stretch of churches in Buckhead).

I will build up to the ultimate church in Atlanta city proper.

First, here is Second Ponce De Leon Avenue Baptist Church, a 1930s structure.







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The second church is Cathedral of Christ the King, the Catholic Cathedral here in Atlanta and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. The cornerstone was laid in 1937. The architecture is French Gothic, and the 4 acre site also includes Christ the King Catholic school.













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The final church in the immediate area (of significance, there are others that aren’t exactly ugly or puny) is St. Phillip’s Episcopal Cathedral. This is the church I go to most and I just happened to catch a 4:00 Choral Evensong followed by a 5:00 Eucharist. The cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta (yes, the Catholics and the Episcopalians are structurally very similar in almost every way…). The offices, Gould Parish Hall, and admin buildings were completed in the 1940s and 1950s. The actual cathedral was completed in 1962 and consecrated in 1980.

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It’s literally a beacon on a hill, beckoning people from the major road below (Peachtree).


Offices/Admin






Looking up a foyer


The stained glass of the book store
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After meandering the long halls to the cathedral, the main entrance is actually indoors, which is great in the winter.


Reception area before entering the nave


The Episcopal Church summed up, which is why I will never belong to a different denomination.


A peak inside




Looking up to the altar


The bishop’s/dean’s/priest’s/cantor’s etc’s view.


Some stained glass. The windows tell the entire story of Jesus’s life.


The Rose Window




View from the balcony


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View from the front of the church looking down Peachtree. This is pretty much the same view cars have, as Peachtree is pointed downhill and Midtown/Downtown are on a distant hill. The night view is spectacular and it’s like the skyline, which is 5-6 miles away, is right in front of your face.



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Some nearby condominiums (all within a quarter mile of the churches). On the sidestreets and literally down the street from the Episcopal Cathedral are $5-15 million homes that are just out of this world gorgeous.



Elton John, Janet Jackson, and other noteworthy individuals live in this building.






Pink cherry blossoms.


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The Phoenix has a sleek, rounded front fašade facing in the other direction.










Atlanta’s most noteworthy chef, Linton Hopkins, owns Restaurant Eugene and Holeman and Finch in the base of these condos.
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