The Patch Works Art & History Center

Welcome to The Patch Works Art & History Center!

Our mission is to preserve, sustain, and maintain the historical identity, relevance, and integrity of Atlanta’s Cabbagetown – a resurging, 19th-century milltown community impacted by major urban development – through exhibits of history and local art, and community-based public programs and events.

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Ivan Sellers

On March 16th 2021, The Patch Works had the honor of interviewing Ivan Sellers, who was born and raised in Cabbagetown until he was around 16 years old, when his parents moved out of the neighborhood. Please click on the video above to hear his story… told in his own words.

According to his daughter, Susan:

My father, Ivan Sellers is 80 years old. Our family, the Sellers family including my grandparents, some of his 10 siblings and many cousins of mine all lived in Cabbagetown from the 1940’s until my grandmother died in the early 1990’s. My grandparents lived on Berean Avenue for many years. My grandfather was a preacher in the little white Baptist Church on that street. My family also lived on Estoria Street in the 1940’s.

-Susan Ward, daughter

For more interviews of Cabbagetown Originals, please visit our Video Interviews page

Interviewing Cabbagetown Originals is a major part of The Patch Works’ mission. If you or anyone you know had once lived or was still living in Cabbagetown up until The Mill closed (i.e.: before 1981) – and would like to be interviewed – please contact The Patch Works.

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Purchase the Cabbagetown Chronicles Volume 1 CD

A limited number of copies have been made, so get one while supplies last

And Listen to Some Cabbagetown History!

A unique music CD – funded by the Georgia Music Foundation and released in November 2019 – that showcases the rich and varied history of Cabbagetown music.

The brainchild of local musician Slim Chance (aka James Kelly), the CD features the music of Cabbagetown residents, past and present…

History. Preserve. Cabbagetown.

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