If you lived in Chamblee in the 1960s, you might remember Musicland, a place for music lessons and musical instruments. Ruth Lockhart Bean and Al Bean ran the business with help from their son, Bob, and Ruth’s parents. Ruth achieved some fame in her early years in Atlanta, including a trip t…

What an incredible surprise it was when Elaine Moore contacted me about her husband Dr. Pierce Jones Moore, Jr., who is turning 100 years old on March 12. Elaine wanted to see if anyone from Dr. Moore’s time at Lawson General Hospital could be located. 

In honor of the sesquicentennial of Donaldson-Bannister Farm, this column has been exploring the various families who called it home. We have looked at the Donaldson family and the Pattillo Bannister family. There are four more families who lived in the house: Roberts, Ogden, Smith and Chesnut. 

If it wasn’t for the Roswell Railroad, which ran from 1881 until 1921, Dunwoody may not have become the city it is today. With the construction of the railroad, there was a need for a depot and railroad section houses in Dunwoody. Businesses sprang up along the railroad, including a livery, …

In the 1930s and 1940s, DeKalb County was dairy country. At one point, there were 150 dairies in DeKalb County. A 1939 map in the book “A Century in North DeKalb: The Story of the First Baptist Church of Chamblee 1875-1975” shows 33 dairies in the North DeKalb area. 

This article is the second in a series about the owners of Donaldson-Bannister Farm, as we celebrate 150 years for the farm. Last time, I shared history of the Donaldson family. The next owner is Bannister, Lois Pattillo Bannister.