Margaret Mitchell House | Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta GA 30309
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Margaret Mitchell wrote most of Gone With the Wind from a tiny, three-room apartment in Atlanta’s Midtown. Today, that apartment, which Mitchell affectionately called “the dump,” is part of the Margaret Mitchell House.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building that was built in 1899 as a single-family home on fashionable Peachtree Street. It was converted into a 10-unit apartment building in 1919 and called the Crescent Apartments by the time Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, moved into Apartment No. 1 in 1925.
Take a guided tour of Mitchell’s apartment, see exhibits about Mitchell’s life and times and the movie version of the classic book, and visit the gift shop for Gone With the Wind collectors items—everything from plates to dolls to dress patterns.
Designed to honor and preserve the legacy of Margaret Mitchell, the Literary Center at the Margaret Mitchell House hosts regular programs with award-winning and bestselling authors as well as annual creative writing classes for adults and youth and other events.
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Margaret Mitchell’s Tara
Margaret Mitchell may have written her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from a small, first-floor apartment at 10th and Peachtree streets in Atlanta, but the story was born from the red clay backroads that once wound mostly through Clayton and Fayette counties. Browse the photo gallery below to see some of the places in Atlanta, Jonesboro and Fayetteville that tell the story of Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind.
For more about Mitchell and Gone With the Wind, see the Brown's Guide blogs: In Search of Margaret Mitchell's Tara, Tara, Margaret Mitchell and the Flint River, and Where Was Margaret Mitchell's Tara, Really?
Margaret Mitchell may have written her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Gone With the Wind from a small first-floor apartment at 10th and Peachtree streets in Atlanta, but the story was born from the red clay backroads that once wound mostly through Georgia’s Clayton and Fayette counties.
Hollywood director David O. Selznick's celluloid version of Tara was not exactly what Margaret Mitchell had in mind when she wrote her epic Civil War novel, Gone With the Wind.
The Flint River is only a 20-foot wide, winding stream between Fayette and Clayton counties, but this portion of it has played an integral part in literary history—it bordered the fictional Tara in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.