Developers have already filed for a demolition permit for 152 Nassau Street, so if this historic building is to be saved, we’ve got to act now!
Add your name to the online petition to let the powers-that-be know you want the site of the South’s first-ever music recording studio to remain standing.
Tweet to Jimmy Buffett.
For better or worse, Jimmy’s name is attached to this project. He has a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern Mississippi, so it’s time to put that hard-earned education to work!
Tweet to Margaritaville.
Margaritaville may be the perfect place for wasting away, but Atlanta’s music history should not be wasted. Margaritaville Nashville is located in a restored, historic building on Broadway and is “more Nashville-centric.” Why should Atlanta accept anything less?
Tweet to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
The demolition permit will need to be approved or denied by the staff of Atlanta’s mayor. Her father, Major Lance, also recorded for Okeh Records in the 1960s.
Tweet to Central Atlanta Progress & Atlanta City Council.
The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan, facilitated by Central Atlanta Progress and adopted by the Atlanta City Council in December 2017, calls for Atlanta to “uncover, celebrate, and preserve Downtown’s heritage to ensure that new growth does not overwrite our history.”
Tweet to Alan Jackson.
Ask Alan asks, “What would Jimmy Buffett do?” Well, we hope the answer is “Save 152 Nassau Street from the wrecking ball!” Alan’s from nearby Newnan, Georgia, so hopefully, he can provide a little bitty help.
To support the preservation of Atlanta’s historic resources, please consider making a donation to Historic Atlanta, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.