Druid Hills Historic District (Atlanta, Georgia)

Druid Hills Historic District (Atlanta, Georgia)


Druid Hills Historic District (Atlanta, Georgia)

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Druid Hills Historic District is a historic district in Druid Hills (partly a neighborhood of Atlanta and partly unincorporated), designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and later by his sons, the Olmsted Brothers. Druid Hills was Atlanta's second major suburb, after Inman Park, and as one of Olmsted's major works, had a significant influence on future suburban development.

Olmsted's 1893 plan for developer Joel Hurt's Kirkwood Land Company was organized around Ponce de Leon Avenue, a broad parkway on either side of a series of parks. Work did not begin until 1905, and in 1908 the development company was sold to Asa Candler, president of the Coca Cola Company and future mayor of Atlanta, Completed in 1936, the development features large mansions on either side of the central parkway overlooking the parks, designed by such architects as Henry Hornbostel, Neel Reid, Walter T. Downing and Arthur Neal Robinson.

The Druid Hills Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It incorporates the earlier Druid Hills Parks and Parkways Historic District that was listed on the National Register in 1975.

The Druid Hills Parks and Parkways district included Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival architecture in buildings alongLocation:...
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