Washington Park Historic District (NRIS 00000071)

Address: Jct. of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. and Ashby St., Atlanta, Georgia. County/parish: Fulton.

445 contributing buildings. 1 contributing site.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places February 28, 2000.

From Wikipedia:

Washington Park, Atlanta
Washington Park is a historically black neighborhood in northwest Atlanta encompassing historic residential, commercial, and community landmark buildings. It is situated two miles (3 km) west of the central business district of Atlanta. The combination of gridiron and curvilinear streets is a result of the neighborhood having been developed from four separate subdivision plats. One of these plats created Atlanta's first planned black neighborhood, while the other three were abandoned by white developers and adopted by Heman Perry, an early 20th-century black developer. Although Perry did not receive a formal education past the seventh grade, in 1913 he founded one of the largest black-owned companies in the United States, the Standard Life Insurance Company of Atlanta. (read more...)

Architectural styles:

  • Bungalow/Craftsman
  • Late 19Th And 20Th Century Revivals

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Perry, Herman E.

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/00000071