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Inman Park

Atlanta City, Fulton County, GA

Inman Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and became Atlanta's first streetcar suburb in 1889. The trolley line is gone, but the circa 1890 trolley barn is still standing.

Inman Park is a predominantly residential neighborhood that lies near the eastern boundary of the City of Atlanta. Connected to the central district by Edgewood Avenue it is approximately due east of the financial center called Five Points. The western section of the area is marked visually by two triangles of open space from which a view down Edgewood Avenue toward town includes the cluster of skyscrapers about the Five Points area and the Georgia State Capitol dome. The ground occupied by the subdivision is elevated, and the gently rolling terrain and curving streets create the picturesque character of the neighborhood. One of the triangles of open space is created by the branching of Euclid Avenue northeast from Edgewood. To the west of this intersection a two‑block by three-block section of tne original subdivision has suffered some encroachment of commercial uses. However, the Inman Park (Edgewood Avenue) School still stands on the south side of Edgewood Avenue and many of the original residential structures remain north of the Avenue in this section. Several are being renovated by new owners who belong to the restoration and neighborhood association of Inman Park Restoration, Inc. South of the avenue, in addition to the school there is a large cleared area and several older homes which have now been adapted to small business uses. One recently built apartment house is also located in this section of the original suburb.

Dr® Elizabeth A® Lyon, Emory University, Inman Park, nomination document, 1973, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.

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Street Names
Dekalb Avenue • Edgewood Avenue • Elizabeth Street • Euclid Avenue • Lake Avenue