Historic Grant Park

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Both the neighborhood of Grant Park and the 131-acre park take their shared name from railroad executive Lemuel P. Grant. The park was a gift to the City of Atlanta from Grant and was designed by John Charles Olmsted, the stepson of Frederick Law Olmsted. It became an urban haven where people came to "take the waters" from its natural springs, canoe on Lake Abana, and stroll the winding pathways in the pastoral park. A neighborhood sprang up around this oasis and was filled with homes that were designed in the spirit of Victorian painted ladies, Craftsman bungalows, Queen Anne, and New South cottages. In 1979, the structures within the neighborhood and park were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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ISBN: 9780738587424
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 192
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Images and relics of this idyllic area have been preserved by organizations such as the Atlanta Preservation Center, the Atlanta History Center, the State of Georgia, and Georgia State University. These collections, along with those of past and present neighborhood residents and local churches, are showcased in Images of America: Historic Grant Park. Since the early 1990s, authors Jennifer Goad Cuthbertson and Philip M. Cuthbertson have made this neighborhood their home and have worked with a variety of organizations to preserve the integrity of it as well as the park.
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