Monday, March 20, 2017

The Roof and The Phantom






The Roof of the Fox Theater on Peachtree Street in Atlanta.  On a tour of the Fox the docent led us out to the roof and I took a picture.  It was pivotal to the Gypsy Ball Room, the balcony of the theater, and the apartment of the Phantom of Fox.
I suppose people came out here on warm nights to get a break from the ball room, or during intermission for a quick smoke and maybe there was a bartender.  Those round things look like table tops.

And maybe Joe Patten was mingling with the people.  Joe was known as The Phantom of the Fox because he lived there and the owner (Atlanta Historical Society) could not evict him.  One time he got the Mighty Moe Organ back up and running.  And another time he saved the Fox from going up in flames and saved much of the values and furniture.   For that he was promised by whomever owned it at the time he   that he could live there for life, which ended almost one year ago,  April 7, 2016.

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