Garden Hills Historic District
at the corner of Rumson Road
and Rumson Way
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals|
|NRHP reference #||87001362|
|Added to NRHP||August 17, 1987|
Garden Hills is in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, Georgia between Peachtree and Piedmont Roads, bordered on the north by Pharr Road and on the south by Lindbergh Road. In 1987 the neighborhood was given historic district status by the city of Atlanta.
Garden Hills was developed beginning in 1925 by Phillips Campbell McDuffie, a prominent Atlanta lawyer, who formed the Garden Hills Corp. and advertised the area as "Beautiful Garden Hills." He envisioned a country club community with a pool and community center at its heart.
The neighborhood was planned in three phases: the Country Club section, from Rumson Road east to North Hills Drive including the pool and community center; the Peachtree section, from Peachtree Road to Rumson Road; and the Brentwood section, from North Hills Drive to Piedmont Road.
The African American settlement of Macedonia Park was located on the present site of Frankie Allen Park in what is now Garden Hills. The county used eminent domain and other techniques to buy out the black homeowners from 1945-1953.
Christ the King Catholic School on Peachtree Street, as well as Garden Hills Elementary School, and Atlanta International School on North Fulton Drive are located in Garden Hills. Residents can also send their children to Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School.
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