• Ponce City Market - Atlanta, Georgia

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      A vibrant modern shopping, dining, office and residential complex located in a historic building that was once headquarters of the Sears Roebuck Company, whose logo it still bears, the Ponce City Market is especially notable because of the colorful history of the block on which it is located. Originally developed in the nineteenth century because of a mineral spring believed to have healing qualities (thus the name), the area was the site of an amusement park built in 1903. And in 1925, a baseball stadium was built to be the home of the minor league Atlanta Crackers and a Negro team called (we kid you not) the Atlanta Black Crackers.

      If you go:
      Although the stadium is long gone, you can still see period signs with the name Ponce and a sign directing patrons toward the parking lot. The nearby railroad track that once delivered tourists to these attractions is now a popular hiking and jogging trail. And just a block away is something else worth checking out: a faithful miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower. Go under the old train track, turn left at the next intersection, and after about a block you'll see it on the left.


      675 Ponce de Leon Avenue Northeast
      Atlanta, Georgia 30308 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Ponce City Market
      +1 (404) 900-7900