Marietta Street is a historic street in Downtown Atlanta. The street leads from Atlanta towards the town of Marietta, as its name indicates. It begins as one of the five streets intersecting at Five Points, leading northwest, forming the southern border of Downtown's Fairlie-Poplar district, continuing through Downtown's Luckie Marietta district, then entering West Midtown's Marietta Street Artery neighborhood, until terminating at its junction with West Marietta St., Brady Ave., and 8th St.
Marietta street is one of the original seven streets in Atlanta, along with Decatur, Whitehall, Peachtree, Pryor, Loyd (now Central), and Alabama.
Before the American Civil War, the finest residences were located on both sides of Marietta Street, extending westwards from Five Points for about a mile. In the first years of the 20th century, several of the city's tallest skyscrapers were built on Marietta Street, and a concentration of financial companies were headquartered on the street, such as the Third and Fourth National Banks of Atlanta, and later, the Atlanta Trust Company and Citizens & Southern National Bank.
Notable buildings and sites, from Five Points northwestwards, include: