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Riverbend Apartments

Riverbend Apartments was an infamous 600-unit apartment complex located in suburban I-285. It has been described as Atlanta's most notorious singles complex.[1] The apartment complex was also the plot setting for part of the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can.[2]

History

Located in Cumberland district of Atlanta, Riverbend got its name from the fact that it overlooked a bend in the Chattahoochee River. Developed by Crow, Pope & Land Enterprises in the early 1970s,[3] Riverbend was one of the 1970s Atlanta's most notorious landmarks of sexual hedonism. It was named by Playboy as ground zero of the Sexual Revolution, due to its clubhouse keggers and nude pool parties.[4] By the late 1970s, laws that prohibited "no-children-allowed" apartments were passed, and the singles scene shifted elsewhere as residents married or moved to newer complexes.[5][6][7] It has since been redesigned,[8] and is now known as "Walton on the Chattahoochee."

References

  1. ^ http://www.atlantamagazine.com/november2009/riverbend.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264464/synopsis
  3. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,906175-2,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.atlantamagazine.com/november2009/riverbend.aspx
  5. ^ http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A8972
  6. ^ "THE '70s: A PRIMER" Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 28, 2008
  7. ^ Christian Boone, "THAT ’70s CITY / A look at the decade when Atlanta came of age: Risque Riverbend epitomized ‘Hotlanta’" http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/01/05/ev70sriverbend.html Atlanta Journal-Constitution], {http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2008/12/31/70s_atlanta_riverbend.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=13 Atlanta Journal-Constitution] Jan 5, 2009
  8. ^ JBA housing design

External links

  • Hoochie Koo! Atlanta's Riverbend Apartments
  • MagazineTime

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