By Rebecca Selem, Dekalb History Center Exhibits & Communications Coordinator
Join the DeKalb History Center on either Thursday, September 21 or Thursday, October 26 for a walk around East Atlanta Village, learning the history and architecture.
Guests will stroll through East Atlanta Village learning the history and focusing on East Atlanta landmarks that tell the story of the development of this neighborhood. The East Atlanta Historic District was one of Dekalb County and Atlanta’s primary commercial nodes during the early- to mid-20th century. The district embodies the trends and changes that shaped and defined Dekalb County and Atlanta’s development during the late-19th and early- to mid-20th Centuries, including economic and political forces such as transportation improvements, urban consolidation, and integration leading to demographic shifts in the 1960s.
Afterwards, we will meet at Midway Pub for a post tour brew.
Dates: Thursday, September 21, 6:00pm and Thursday, October 26, 5:30pm
Tour Guide: Stephanie Cherry-Farmer, MHP. Director, Office of Documentation and Compliance Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Farmer is a resident of East Atlanta as well as a historical preservationist.
Tour Details: The tour lasts one hour and cover a distance of less than one mile.