Piedmont Heights Walking Tour
1924 Morningside Shopping Center
1578 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta’s very first shopping center, built in 1925, originally had eleven stores. A Masonic Lodge on the second floor later became a noted restaurant called Gene and Gabe’s, one of President Jimmy Carter’s favorite dining spots. The restaurant later became a theater where a play called “Della’s Diner” was a 1980s cult classic. Smith’s Olde Bar has been a neighborhood staple since 1993.