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Friday, May 19, 2017

Springvale Park, Where Children Cast Their Dreams

Springvale Park was once larger than it is today.
It bordered Edgewood Avenue and Waverly Way. There was a pond, sandbox and gym equipment. Beginning on Edgewood, the road cut through the middle of the park through to Waverly Way and served as a bike path for the neighborhood during the 19302-1950s.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Trolley in Atlanta #georgiapioneers #genealogy

The trolley ran down Edgewood Avenue from town. The awkard overhead electrical connections worked agreeably, and as a child, I boarded trolleys like this one, pictured in front of the old trolley barn, which was two doors from my old house! The difference in this view was that the street was paved with bricks and cobblestones. I would sit on my front porch and observe the last trolley (of the day) as it entered the barn for evening. The barn still exists, but is renovated for something else.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

I Remember these Old Railroad Tracks #georgiapioneers #gagenealogy

During the 1940s, there was a spur off of the Georgia Railroad which led to Piedmont Park. Unknown to our parents, my sisters and I managed to find it near Inman Park and use it to "hitch rides" to the park.  Amtrak has had its eye on the spur which led to Decatur. I hope that the old tracks are not torn up, rather re-purposed.


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Mules used to pull Streetcars in Atlanta #georgiapioneers #genealogy

In 1872 it was mules which pulled
streetcars along Peachtree Street in Atlanta. This setting is Whitehall Street, a major avenue of business
from the onset of the tracks of the Georgia railroad.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

My Childhood Home on Edgewood Avenue #georgiapioneers #history #genealogy

951 was a haven for children, with the park across the street and an easy walk to school.
This old home started its revocations during the 1970s, to a bread-and-breakfast inn.
All of the updates are quite lovely, except the removal of the beautiful tiles from every fireplace, exposing a brash red brick. During the 1940s the homes on this street were served by a wood furnace, and converted to space gas heaters when gas came to the neighborhood.

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Cox-Carlton Hotel

Recently renovated, thevCox-Carlton Hotel is located across from
 the Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street. 



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Friday, January 20, 2017

There was an Orphans Home about 1900 across from Chastain Park in Atlanta #georgiapioneers




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