In 1907 the he lake across from the Ponce Park Springs was drained, filled in and converted into a ballpark (Spiller Field) and bleachers that housed the minor league Atlanta Crackers team until their move in 1965 to Atlanta Stadium. The stadium also hosted the Black Crackers from 1919 to 1952.
Pre Ponce City Market - In the early 1900s Ponce de Leon Springs and gardens were converted into an amusement park. Dubbed the "Coney Island of Atlanta" became one of the most popular destinations in the city. The park was beside Ponce de Leon lake, located where the Home Depot is today.
Ponce City Market is on a mission to build community connections and we saw right away how this aligns with our company values. From the Old Fourth Ward to Virginia Highlands, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-HIghland, Morningside, Candler Park and Druid Hills we are thrilled to be part of a neighborhood that has revitalized an important historic property.