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Stepping Up

510 Auburn Avenue

 
 
Stepping Up Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 7, 2014
1. Stepping Up Marker
Inscription. With its fish-scale gable shingles, ornate porch brackets, and diamond-shaped and octagonal windows, this Queen Anne Victorian house symbolizes financial success. White Atlantans who had become successful in business or the professions built and occupied most of the homes in this semi-suburban block in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Among them was R.J. Massey, who lived here for 10 years. Blacks who subsequently moved into the area also were proudly stepping up the social scale. At one time, Alice T. Francis helped blacks improve their lot in life by operating an employment agency here from 1937 until 1949.

You know, if you were out and you were playing with a group of kids in the neighborhood and somebody was called to dinner, everybody went and everybody ate. It didn't matter. Whether you lived there or not you were a member of that family.
Melvin Boykin
 
Location. 33° 45.339′ N, 84° 22.257′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Auburn Avenue NE. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neighborhood Pride (a few steps from this marker); Apartment House
510 Auburn Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 7, 2014
2. 510 Auburn Avenue
(a few steps from this marker); The Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryant-Graves House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Shotgun Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); A Relaxing Atmosphere (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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