Margaret Mitchell (November 8, 1900 - August 16, 1949) spent her girlhood and young ladyhood in the home of her father, which stood here. Her family had lived in Atlanta since the city's earliest days. She was born and lived in Atlanta all her life.
After her marriage to John Robert Marsh (July 4, 1925), she wrote Gone with the Wind over a period of ten years — 1926-36 — while residing at 979 Crescent Ave., NE. (1925-32) and at 4 17th St., NE (1932-39). She was a reporter on the Atlanta Journal for four years (1922-26).
She died on August 16, 1949, from an accident suffered near here.Her novel, which was published June 30, 1936, has been translated into 25 foreign languages.