Morningside/Lenox Park: Atlanta, GA

Morningside/Lenox Park is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia founded in 1931. It is located north of Virginia-Highland, east of Ansley Park and west of Druid Hills. Approximately 3,500 households comprise the neighborhood that includes the original subdivisions of Morningside, Lenox Park, University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park.

Morningside Neighborhood Column

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Henry W. Grady High School:
Atlantacitizen at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Morningside Column:
By Keizers (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

History & Trivia

  1. In winter 1868, Joel Mable, a devout Scottish Presbyterian, organized the Union Sunday School in the Rock Spring School House. The school was located near the current intersection of Morningside Drive and East Rock Springs Road.
  2. In 1911 Plaster Bridge Road in front of Walker’s Mill was paved; the road was renamed Piedmont Avenue in 1917.
  3. In 1934, the Morningside Civic League beautified the neighborhood by planting crepe myrtles and dogwoods.
  4. In 1965, the Morningside Lenox Park Association (MLPA) was incorporated to fight plans to build I-485 through the neighborhood. By the late ’60s, the state had bought property and demolished several homes for road right-of-way. The MLPA banded together with other east Atlanta neighborhoods to block the highway. Thanks to their pressure, the state dropped its plans for I-485 in 1973.

Source(s): wikipedia.org

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