Buckhead Heritage plans to publish an illustrated history of Buckhead.

Wright Mitchell, president of the organization, says “Historic Buckhead: An Illustrated History,” being researched and written by Sharon Foster Jones, will “offer a different perspective” on Buckhead history.

“We intend to present a fascinating narrative dealing with the intriguing story lines that have made our Atlanta community what it is today,” Mitchell said in a press release issued May 6. “And we anticipate it serving as a companion publication to the interpretive program of exhibits and signage we are planning for Buckhead’s parks and urban spaces.”

The “coffee table” book, priced at $39.95, will include more than 100 photographs, Buckhead Heritage said. Publication is scheduled next year.

A section of the book called “Sharing The Heritage” will provide histories of Buckhead corporations and organizations, Buckhead Heritage said.

Participation “is being offered by invitation to Buckhead institutions which have played a role in the development and economic strength of the community,” the organization’s press release says. “New businesses, entrepreneurs, and families with a long Buckhead presence are also welcome with their unique stories.”

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Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.