Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
509 Auburn Avenue
This apartment building represents the ups and downs of the Auburn Avenue neighborhood. As property owners started to move away in the 1950s, numerous dwellings gradually fell into disrepair. Since 1982 the National Park Service and various civic organizations have conducted historic research projects on the buildings. The National Park Service has rehabilitated, restored, and, in this case, reconstructed several buildings to their appearance in 1929-41 when Martin Luther King, Jr. lived in the neighborhood.
About to collapse and beyond repair, the house was demolished in 1990 and reconstructed in 1997 by the National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1982.
Location. 33° 45.327′ N, 84° 22.25′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Auburn Avenue NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stepping Up (a few steps from this marker); Neighborhood Pride (within Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Middle-Class Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryant-Graves House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryant Preparatory Institute (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 498 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on May 4, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.