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Garden Hills Neighborhood documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS924f

Scope and Content

This collection contains information and correspondence from the East Wesley Road Traffic Steering Committee, meeting information for the Garden Hills Civic Association (GHCA), neighborhood complaints concerning the justice system and safety. Also included are a Garden Hills swimteam brochure, copies of Garden Hills and Fulton County road maps, information for historic districts, surveys for East Wesley Road property owners concerning traffic problems, a 1992 GHCA directory, two 1993 GHCA Newsletters, and three Garden Hills Views magazines.


  • 1991-1993, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Phillip Campbell McDuffie (1884-1964), a lawyer and founder of Garden Hills Corporation, established Garden Hills within the neighborhood of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1925. It is located between Piedmont Road and Peachtree Road. Construction continued until 1941. The developers envisioned three sections within Garden Hills: the Peachtree Section from Peachtree Road to Rumson Road, the Brentwood section from North Hills Drive to Piedmont Road, and the Country Club Section between them. In 1927 Alhambra Apartments was one of the first apartment buildings built in the neighborhood. In the 1930s a neighborhood swimming pool was built. Garden Hills Historic District includes Garden Hills Elementary School, built in 1938; and North Fulton High School, built in 1932, which was acquired by the Atlanta International School in 1993. In 1987 Garden Hills Historic District was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Garden Hills Neighborhood documents
Emma Jones
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305