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Jeffrey Morrison descends into the buried and nearly-forgotten heart of Atlanta with a meticulously researched and fast-paced historical narrative coupled with stunning, noirish photographs and archival images that illuminate a city in flux. Atlanta has famously demolished some of its most historic buildings as it aggressively strives to be a modern, international city. As this underworld vanishes in the name of progress, Atlanta Underground is a must-read for history buffs, city planners and guardians of history now and in the future. 


– Collin Kelley, Editor of Atlanta INtown 

Through beautiful photography, expert narrative, and well-researched historical references, Morrison investigates the cultural crevices of Atlanta’s unexpected Underground – a perfectly artificial connotation that further muddies the city’s identity. Underground may not really be below the ground plane, but as both a physical and social infrastructure, it’s a defining force under Atlanta.

- Ryan Gravel, Author of Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities

Jeffrey Morrison has written and illustrated an important work displaying one of the most unique urban developments in the United States – the burying of a downtown and the creation of Underground Atlanta. The black-and-white images show the starkness of the concrete structures that buried Atlanta’s historic core. The book provides a detailed history of Underground Atlanta, and it is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the origin and development of cities.


-Maria Saporta, journalist, founder and editor of

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