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Georgia Railway and Power Company Trolley Waiting Station

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
1. Georgia Railway and Power Company Trolley Waiting Station Marker
Inscription. The Georgia Railway and Power Company, predecessor of Georgia Power, built this trolley waiting station in 1923. The waiting station served Druid Hills residential development when the streetcar line on Ponce de Leon Avenue was extended from downtown to East Lake Drive. The functional design was a common one shared by the electric company’s waiting stations along city streetcar routes. This structure is the power company’s only original waiting station remaining in Atlanta. Buses replaced the streetcars that once stopped here for passengers, and the tracks were removed.
 
Erected 2002 by Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Power Company, Druid Hills Garden Club, DeKalb Historical Society, and Fernbank Museum of Natural History. (Marker Number 44-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.301′ N, 84° 19.266′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue (U.S. 78) and Ponce de Leon Manor, on the right when traveling west on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur GA 30030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
2. Georgia Railway and Power Company Trolley Waiting Station and Marker
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Swanton House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mary Gay House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sweeny's Division Encamped (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Beacon Community (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site: Judge James Paden House: Gen. J.D. Cox’s H’dq’rs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alpha Delta Pi (approx. 1.2 miles away); Noon Under the Trees (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wheeler Delays Blair (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRailroads & Streetcars
 
Georgia Railway and Power Company Trolley Waiting Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
3. Georgia Railway and Power Company Trolley Waiting Station Marker
Looking west on Ponce de Leon Avenue, the route of the old trolley, toward Atlanta
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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