DeGive’s Opera House in Atlanta

The drawing of Laurent DeGive is a familiar item in old Atlanta newspapers.

The burning of Atlanta on August 20 of 1864 by General Sherman did not deter Atlanta from returning to their homes afterward to recoup their losses. Many persons had rushed to bury valuables in their gardens, while others attempted to load bundles on a train escaping to Lovejoy. The Union Army followed the train because there was a…

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