Adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown, Grady was one of the first two high schools established under Atlanta Public Schools in 1872.
Originally Boys High School, it was renamed for journalist Henry Grady in 1947. Grady was famous for promoting the “New South” but became controversial recently for certain viewpoints. Grady students argued to change school names in 2016, following a Houston school. The 10th Street sign, however, still says Grady.
Notable alumni include Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy and Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. Several movies – most recently “Love, Simon” – were filmed on campus.
– Savanna Sweeney, The 100 Companies
The building also housed Atlanta’s Tech High also.