Ponce City Market, the historic and popular mixed-use hub in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward district, will be the subject of a new book coming out this summer.
“Ponce City Market: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Atlanta’s Largest Building” will detail Ponce City Market’s history and national significance, according to a Ponce City Market press release.
Published by Schiffer Publishing, the book features photographs by Blake Burton, an Atlanta-based photographer and architect for Square Feet Studio. The photographic study also includes a foreword by Professor Robert M. Craig of Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture and history by Sears historian Jerry Hancock.
In celebration of the book’s launch, Ponce City Market will host a book signing and photo exhibit with Burton on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the gallery space near The Mercury on Ponce City Market’s second floor. The event is free to attend and open to the public, with no reservations required, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
“Ponce City Market” delves into the powerful impact the building has had on Atlanta’s growing economy and evolution throughout all of the roles it has assumed over the years.
Chronicling the building from 2010 to 2016, Burton’s photographs record a visual history and examine how the structure was preserved, both in architecture and spirit.
“Ponce City Market: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Atlanta’s Largest Building” is now available for purchase at Posman Books at Ponce City Market and will be available online starting in June.