Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Relaxing Atmosphere
526 Auburn Avenue
Auburn Avenue was like a parade ground. Families and friends were constantly visiting back and forth. In the evenings, couples--such as Frank and Eula Kirk, who lived here for 40 years--relaxed in rocking chairs and wicker swings as they chatted with neighbors on the next porch and passersby. Boys and girls played marbles and hopscotch, stretched their legs on seesaws and swing sets, and pedaled their bicycles up and down the streets. Out back, mothers, fathers, and grandparents tended vegetable gardens, trimmed hedges, and gossiped over the fence with neighbors.
Yes, we made scooters out of skate wheels. When we got tired of skating from December through January, February, if you didn't wear out your skates, you'd take them apart and make a scooter out of 2 x 4s and skate wheels.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 45.338′ N, 84° 22.216′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Auburn Avenue NE. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bryant-Graves House (a few steps from this marker); Neighborhood Pride (within shouting distance of this marker); Apartment House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stepping Up (within shouting distance of this marker); Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birthplace (about 300 feet away); The Home (about 300 feet away); Shotgun Houses (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.