The West End Historic District is actually older than Atlanta itself! It dates back to the 1830s and, although it wasn't always called the West End, the Atlanta neighborhood was eventually renamed in honor of London's world-famous theater district. This historical land mark proudly displays its age with the architectural styles of Queen Anne, Stick Style, Folk Victorian and much more!
Today, the West End Historic District preserves its history in a way that few Atlanta neighborhoods have, ensuring the existing structures are renovated, rather than torn down and replaced with modern buildings. Attractions in the Atlanta's West End Historic District include the Wren's Nest, once the home of "Uncle Remus" author Joel Chandler Harris; the Hammonds House Museum, an African-American art museum; and the Herndon Home, a mansion belonging to a former slave turned successful businessman. Atlanta's West End Historic District boasts one of Atlanta's few remaining cobblestone streets. Visitors to this Atlanta neighborhood are always in for a historical treat!
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