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Ansley Park Historic District
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°47′44″N 84°22′45″W / 33.79556°N 84.37917°W / 33.79556; -84.37917
Built1904
ArchitectRuff, S.Z.; Reid, Neel
Architectural styleLate 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Queen Anne
NRHP reference No.79000717 (original)
15000466 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 20, 1979[1]
Boundary increaseJuly 27, 2015
Ad from the Atlanta Constitution of April 23, 1905, featuring Ansley Park lots for sale
Ad from the Atlanta Constitution of April 23, 1905, featuring Ansley Park lots for sale

Ansley Park is an intown residential district in Atlanta, Georgia, located just east of Midtown and west of Piedmont Park. When developed in 1905-1908, it was the first Atlanta suburban neighborhood designed for automobiles,[2] featuring wide, winding roads rather than the grid pattern typical of older streetcar suburbs. Streets were planned like parkways with extensive landscaping, while Winn Park and McClatchey Park are themselves long and narrow, extending deep into the neighborhood.

Ansley Golf Club borders the district. The neighborhood was largely completed by 1930 and covers 275 acres (1.11 km2). It has been designated a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] In 2008, the median household income for the neighborhood was $226,335.[4] To the immediate east of the golf course is the Eastside Trail interim hiking trail, part of the BeltLine ring of parks and trails around the central city.

History

The area was developed by rail and real estate magnate Edwin P. Ansley, while George W. Adair, Jr. and Forrest Adair marketed the lots. It was marketed as an alternative for the city's elite to Inman Park, the most fashionable residential neighborhood in the city at the time. It was more fashionably located, astride Peachtree Street and adjacent to the city's largest public park.[5] With Edwin Ansley's former residence serving as the governor's mansion and the Piedmont Driving Club adjacent, the area remained upscale until the 1960s when a slight decline was experienced with some residences turning into boarding houses. However, residents turned this decline around and the area never experienced the deep decline in the 1950s-1960s due to suburbanization, as neighborhoods like Inman Park did.[2]

Historic district contributing properties

Contributing properties in the Historic District include:

Education

Ansley Park residents are zoned to schools in the Atlanta Public Schools.

Zoned schools include:

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Squires, Gregory D. (16 April 2018). "Urban Sprawl: Causes, Consequences, & Policy Responses". The Urban Institute – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Ansley Park". Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. October 8, 2008.
  4. ^ PhD, Stephen R. Higley. "Neighborhood Summary By Metro Area - The Higley 1000". higley1000.com.
  5. ^ "The Atlanta Historical Journal". Atlanta Historical Society. 16 April 1982 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Morningside Elementary School / Home". Morningsideschool.org.
  7. ^ "Morningside Elementary School". ivic02.residentinteractive.com.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

External links

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