Tannery Press - Bud Snow (right) and Leon Lawson

Miscellaneous

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Buford Today

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Main Street

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Disasters

Buford has been plagued with a number of disastrous fires over the years. Most were related to the buildings associated with our leather industry, but unrelated fires occurred over the years as well. Whether it was the late 1890’s fire that destroyed the tannery of Robert H. Allen, the 1981

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Churches

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Leather City

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Tannery Row Artist Colony

A group of artists started coming to Buford in 1984, taking advantage of its close proximity to Atlanta, enjoying its small town feel and benefitting from its affordable commercial and retail space. Studios began springing up first with A. R. Wood, Sandra Sumner, Ferdinand Rosa, Rozelle Morton-Bush, and Allen Bush.

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Buford Shoemakers

As the rest of the nation stumbled through the Depression era, a small fiefdom flourished in the Land of Dixie – not because of King Cotton, but because of leather shoes and baseball. Building Big Baseball in Small Towns In the 1930s, the scope of semi-pro baseball grew to enormous

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