Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Margaret Mitchell House
In 1925, Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, moved into Apartment No. 1 where Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Gone with the Wind.
Today, the Margaret Mitchell House is a designated city landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a popular tourist destination, and home to the award-winning Literary Center at the Margaret Mitchell House.
Erected 2010 by Atlanta Historic Center.
Location. 33° 46.867′ N, 84° 23.05′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Peachtree Street (U.S. 19) 0 miles south of 10th Street NW, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands at the front of the Margaret Mitchell House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 990 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David and Frances Cotting (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Academy of Medicine (approx. ¼ mile away); Sector of Siege Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (approx. half a mile away); James J. Andrews (approx. half a mile away); Booker T. Washington (approx. half a mile away); Cotton States Exposition of 1895 (approx. half a mile away); Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Regarding Margaret Mitchell House. After conversion to apartments, the Margaret Mitchell House was eventually abandoned in 1978. A group of preservationists purchased the house in 1985 to prevent its demolition. A fire almost destroyed the house in 1978, and then the Daimler Benz Corporation stepped in with funding to restore the house. It was almost completed in 1996 when it burned again. It was finally finished and opened to the public on May 17, 1997.
Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind has been translated into 27 languages, and has sold over 30 million copies. It coninues to sell over 250,000
The Atlanta Historic Center maintains a website for the house here:http://www.margaretmitchellhouse.com/
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.