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The Defoor Centre in Atlanta is now offering Live Streaming Event Video!

Live is here! Connecting in real time and PRESERVING PRECIOUS MEMORIES.

Defoor Center can now offer professional video streaming for your next event with Vimeo Live. Stream your special event live to friends, family or business associates  who cannot be there. We'll broadcast your event in full HD up to 1080p, with no ads before, during, or after your live stream. Enjoy best quality across devices, even with limited bandwidth.

After the live event is over you will still be able to access your event video on demand for up to 30 days, embed the video in your own social media sites, or request a DVD of the footage for a keepsake.

Great things come in sevens. Below are seven ways to enjoy our new streaming offerings:

  1. Family Events – Weddings, vow renewals, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs and quinceaneras are all opportunities to share moments with family when an event is held far from home.
  2. Reunions and Social Events – With streaming, memories which will be treasured by all generations for many years to come can be created for family, high school, and college reunions.
  3. Performances – Music, dance, fashion shows, poetry readings from Defoor’s stage can have new audiences around the world, accessible by the Internet with streaming.
  4. Business Events and Training –  Special classes and seminars, offsite retreats, job promotions, annual meetings.
  5. Fundraisers –There are many ways to bring invited guests into an event who cannot attend, enhancing the fundraising effort.
  6. Theater dress rehearsals –They can be photographed and sent real time to an off-site producer, donor or critic for last-minute adjustments.
  7. Art shows –They are perfect for streaming. A known critic can speak on an artist’s work at openings, even interviewing that artist if present.


Full Service Webcast Package:  $899                                         

  • 1 producer, 2 cameras                 
  • 1 hour of live video streaming                        
  • Unlimited viewers                                        
  • 30 days video on demand (archive)
  • Webcast report on number of webcast visitors attending
  • Available in all venues

Premier Webcast Package:  $1,349
All the features of the Full Service package PLUS:

  • 1 producer, 1 videographer, 2 cameras
  • 2 hours total live video streaming

Would you like to join our team?

The Defoor Centre is an events venue located in Midtown Atlanta.   We are always looking for new talent for part-time and full-time positions.  Would you like to join our team? Send your resume with cover letter to:  We look forward to hearing from you.





The Defoor Centre seeks a part-time communications specialist to manage Defoor Centre news and social media.

Responsibilities:  Promote The Defoor Centre to Meetup organizers. Schedule Meetup events and Quarterly Friday night socials. Assist Meetups with their catering needs. Promote The Defoor Centre and Meetups via PR campaign to newspapers, on and on The Defoor Centre social media sites.

Job requirements:  A knowledge of news and social media, editorial or PR experience. Experience photographing both digital video and still pictures. Strong organizational skills. Enjoy a social environment. Knowledge of technology helpful.




The Defoor Centre seeks an experienced and responsible bartender to manage the bar for special events. Keep inventory, manage available experienced bartenders for these events and perform the other tasks that are required for that position.



Experience required. Be on call for events that are primarily held on weekends, but some weekday evenings.


Encore Reception Kodac Harrison and Russell Carter Jones

Saturday, April 14, 2018

6pm to 8pm

Defoor Centre

On Saturday, April 14th, 6 to 10 pm. Defoor Centre will host an encore performance of "Visions of the Imagination". The "Visions" performance in spoken word and song by Kodac Harrison opened at Defoor Centre on March 2nd. At Saturday's event Russell Carter Jones will give an artist talk.  Paintings by both artists will remain on display through April.  Beverages will be available. The Defoor Centre is located at 1710 Defoor Avenue, NW Atlanta, Ga.  Please join us.  No cover.
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Defoor Centre Celebrates Atlanta’s Historic Sites March 3 through March 25


APC presents the 15th Annual Phoenix Flies:  
A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Resources
March 3 -
25, 2018

ATLANTA (February 9, 2018) – The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) will present the award-winning Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites March 3 through March 25. The month-long festival celebrating Atlanta’s cultural and historical resources will showcase 99 Preservation Partners offering over 200 events, including guided walking tours, lectures, storytelling, open houses and more, all available to the public free of charge.

Over a dozen new partners have joined the celebration this year, including the DeFoor Centre, featuring a tour of the Battle of Peachtree Creek; Civil Bikes, offering a tour of Civil Rights sites in the MLK, Jr.-Auburn Avenue Historic Districts, the Glenn House in Inman Park, the Gilded Angel Gallery in Candler Park, and the Clay Cemetery in Kirkwood.

“Because of Atlanta’s reputation, many people may not realize the rich historic resources that have been preserved by many civic and business leaders,” said Boyd Coons, APC Executive Director. “We are grateful to all of our partners, who come together to promote our history and our culture through this unprecedented effort each year.”

A highlight this year will be several events that will focus on Atlanta’s iconic architects Neel Reid and Philip Schutze, including tours of the Goodrum House and the Andrew Calhoun Estate (Tyggeson), a new partner.  The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art-SE Chapter will offer its annual Schutze Fellows Lecture at the Schutze-designed Little Chapel at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, another first-time event for Phoenix Flies.  

Foremost Atlanta sculptor Julian Hoke Harris will be featured for the first time this year with an open house at new partner Cherrylion Studios, as well as being the topic of a lecture by Atlanta architectural historian Dr. Robert M. Craig.  Other events celebrating the arts, which have historically contributed so much to Atlanta’s culture, include the Atlanta Ballet, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and new partners the Carlos Museum and David Knox Photography.

Local Architectural Tourist Terry Kearns returns to provide his view on how to grow the preservation community, while the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia DNR will offer a panel discussion on the latest preservation trends and projects in the Atlanta area.  

The Apex Museum, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Sweet Auburn Works, the Atlanta Daily World, and new partner Constellations will combine to illustrate the revitalization of the Old Fourth Ward.  Tours of the Balzer Theatre, the Healey Building, and the Rialto Theatre will offer visitors a view of the revitalized Fairlie-Poplar Historic District.  Events at the  English Avenue School,  the Herndon Home, the Hammond House, the Wren’s Nest, and the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council tours will be among the assets of the west side.
Returning popular events include historic cemeteries at Oakland, Southview, Sylvester Westview, and Utoy , along with numerous churches and houses of worship.

The popular fabulous Fox Theatre also returns this year, along with the Piedmont Driving Club, the Eastlake Golf Club and the Atlanta Woman’s Club.  The Atlanta Preservation Center will again offer its Box City program for children, an open house, and tours of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods.  A new offering this year is the North Avenue-Georgia Tech Tour.

All events are free to the public, but reservations may be required for some events. Members of Atlanta Preservation Center receive priority booking. Visit for information.

The Atlanta Preservation Center serves as the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta's architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes through education and advocacy.

The Center has worked to preserve thousands of endangered residential and commercial structures, neighborhoods and landscapes. The Center’s walking tours of historic neighborhoods and sites, school programs, workshops and The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites educate thousands of students, residents, and visitors each year about the value of protecting and reusing Atlanta’s landmark buildings.  For more information, please visit or call 404-688-3353.

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The Battle of Peachtree Creek Walking Tour

Tours will begin in the Defoor Centre parking lot with a brief discussion of the circa 1850 Defoor Centre/Ragsadale House history. The approximately 1.5-mile hike will include visits to the Outer Defensive Line, the Old Mt. Zion Church, the Embry Plantation, and more. Parking is available at the Defoor Centre. The tour’s host will be Hoke Kimball, a member of APC.

He is the author of a history of Defoor Centre, A Study of 1710 Defoor Avenue, published in 2014.

Defoor Centre is located at 1710 Defoor Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318.

Sunday, March 11, 2-4 pm
Sunday, March 18, 2-4 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2-4 pm

The tour is appropriate for those aged 15 and up, but those physically challenged may want to arrange pickup at Tanyard Creek Park at approximately 3pm. In the event of inclement weather, tours will be cancelled. Tours start at 2pm.

RSVP to the Atlanta Preservation Center at or  call 404-588-3353, ext. 15. Limited to 10 guests.

Defoor Centre’s Mission Statement:

To serve as a unique Atlanta venue for celebrations, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and to support the APC in its efforts to preserves Atlanta’s historic places.


Experience "Haunted Halls" at Defoor Centre for Halloween

Friday - Sunday, October 20th to October 22nd Hours: 7:30 pm to 1 am

Friday - Tuesday, October 27th to October 31st Hours: 7:30 pm to 1 am

Location: 1710 Defoor Ave., NW, Atlanta 30318

Haunted Halls at Defoor Centre

Defoor Centre will open its “Haunted Halls” to all brave Halloween celebrants on Friday night October 20th to October 22nd, and October 27th to October 31st.  Hours are 7:30 pm to 1 amEats, treats and cocktails will be available for purchase at the event.
Did you know that Defoor Centre dates back nearly two centuries, to the 1840s. Perched atop a high point of Midtown West on the “Crooked Road,” midst two hundred acres of farmland, the stone farmhouse was literally a fortress built of large granite stones found nearby.
Legend tells us it served as a hospital during the Civil War. Part of Defoor Centre witnessed the Battle of Peachtree Creek between the Confederate and Union Armies on July 20, 1864. The battle was fought along Collier Road between Peachtree Road and Howell Mill Road. A total of 4,250 soldiers died in that one-day battle.  (See map.)  

In honor of Halloween, imagination can fill in the rest of that scene for this year’s celebration.
Defoor Centre is located just across I-75 from the former battle zone. From the north, take Exit I-75 to Howell Mill Road and drive south.  Turn right on Defoor Avenue, then left into the Defoor Centre parking lot lot just beyond Ballard’s Backroom.​

"We Are Family" Art Exhibit Oct. 26 - Jan. 4

Exhibit: Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7pm – 9pm

The Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Avenue, NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Family is the theme at The Defoor Centre’s final exhibit for 2014. The exhibit is scheduled for October 26 – January 4 with the opening reception set for October 30, 7pm – 9pm. Normal gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. This event is free to the public.

Fall is here! This is time of the year for trick or treating, eating fair food, apple picking and preparing for the holidays. It is during these times we celebrate and spend more time with our family. This exhibit will remind you of special love ones, the memories you made together and new memories to be made.

The featured artists are Susan Smith, Helene Johnson, Al Simpson, Kathy Forbes and Sergey Cherep with an encore presentation.

The exhibit of fine art includes an array of paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolors. The collection will include famous faces, the intimacy and emotions of family, and creative expressions from Bible stories. There is something for everyone.

AT DFC Social Club - Super 8 Monster Movie Madness Oct. 24

Friday, Oct. 24th 6 - 11pm

The Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Avenue, NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Join all your favorite creatures for an evening of Super 8mm Monster Films from your pals at Monsterama and At DFC!

ADMISSION IS FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Atlanta Intown Food Pantry.

Author Timothy Price will be screening a barrage of super 8mm monster films featuring Godzilla, The Creature, Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, and many more! In addition, there'll be vendors, guests, costumes, a cash bar, and lots of surprises.

Meet C. Martin Croker, animation supervisor and voice artist for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force!

This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event! Come celebrate Halloween and have a great night of classic film and gigantic fun!

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