Today’s feature image by Floyd E. Jillson for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Newspaper was published on December 12, 1963. The picture contains the Atlanta, Georgia, skyline, new General Motors 1964 automobiles on train cars, and the Southeast Expressway.
The new cars were built at the General Motors Lakewood Heights Assembly Plant that was located about five miles southeast of Atlanta. The plant opened in 1927 and closed in September of 2008 during a downsizing of the number of GM assembly plants. For over eight decades Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Pontiac models were built at the facility. The plant was the site of the first UAW GM sit down strikes in 1936.
Share with us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the Georgia State University Library.