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History of Kirkwood, Atlanta, GA Event

Real Estate Agent with Benefield Realty

A History of Kirkwood, Atlanta, GA, Event

There will be a "Lunch & Learn Lecture" sponsored by the DeKalb History Center on July 28th from noon until 1pm at the Old Courthouse on the square in Decatur. The event is free, but bring your own lunch.

The presentation by Joe Alcock, will explain how Kirkwood, once a booming little city, was destined to compete with its neighbor to the east.  It was a railroad hub, a center for industry and a thriving residential community.  He will cover its early history, the devastation from the Civil War, a rocky incorporation, the leadership that brought it into existence and its fall from memory.  Joe will also address the initial and progressive plans for its urban infrastructure and development patterns from 1900.  He will conclude with present planning and preservation efforts.



Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

I've been in Atlanta for 30 years and have never heard of Kirkwood!

Jul 15, 2010 07:52 AM
Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
Home Staging Atlanta

Hi Dan, I like Kirkwood, great little area and so much history. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 15, 2010 01:37 PM
James Booth

lHi Dan, my grandfather FD Presley owned 27 room house in kirkwood 2015 presley way. He was a politician in GA My grandfather was a special agt for Hoover on the advisory board for southeast very interested in the old Emory estate built in early 19th century by italian workers all matierials imported from europe



                                                        Thank you,

                                                        James Booth


Dec 02, 2011 08:33 AM