The Georgia Trust


Explore residential gems and works in progress during the Southwest Atlanta Expedition, June 10.
(Image by Jonathan Phillips, Curbed)

Enjoy lunch in Adair Park, the first recreational park in the district. (Image by Maria Saporta)

Explore Westview Cemetery, home to many notable residents.

Join us for a special closing reception at the Wren's Nest, former home of famed writer and folklorist Joel Chandler Harris (included with a Full Registration ticket).

The Georgia Trust Expedition
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Southwest Atlanta, Georgia

Expedition Home Expedition Itinerary Packet Pick-up


Discover the rich architectural heritage of Southwest Atlanta during a day-long, self-guided tour of historic homes in the city's oldest, lesser-known neighborhoods. Explore an array of restored homes and ones in progress in neighborhoods along the southern portion of Atlanta's Beltline. We are taking you into the heart of Atlanta to explore the ongoing preservation and revitalization efforts in these historic intown neighborhoods.


Registration & Packet Pickup
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Davage Auditorium, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, 30314

Start the day by picking up your registration packet at Davage Auditorium, located on the historic Clark Atlanta University campus.

Welcome and Orientation: Davage Auditorium, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, 30314
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
After picking up your tour packet, stick around for a for a brief presentation on the history of the various neighborhoods that make up Southwest Atlanta. Following orientation, explore the historic campus of Clark Atlanta University, located in the center of the Atlanta University Center National Historic District. Together with Morehouse, Spelman and Morris Brown colleges, Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is part of the largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities. CAU was formed in 1988 with the merger of Atlanta University (1867) and Clark College (1877). The CAU Campus contains a variety of historic landscapes and buildings, many of which are in the National Register of Historic Places. Gaines Hall, Furber Cottage, the Knowles Industrial Building and Stone (now Fountain) Hall (all extant) were all part of the old Atlanta University campus.

Southwest Atlanta Expedition: Adair Park, Adams Park, Capitol View Manor and West End
11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An array of historic homes and public buildings await your discovery in Adair Park, Adams Park, Capitol View Manor and West End. Visit impressive house museums, including the Georgian Revival Herndon Home, former home of Alonzo Herndon, Atlanta's first black millionaire. Tour private homes in Adams Park, including the 1940s Delowe House, the former home of a Georgia state senator. See homes in Capitol View Manor, a neighborhood that is currently undergoing a major revitalization thanks to local preservationists.

Be sure to visit Westview Cemetery, where many famous Georgians are interred. Its most notable residents include Asa G. Candler, founder of Coca-Cola; Henry Grady, famous journalist and orator; folklorist and writer Joel Chandler Harris; and Amos Rhodes, founder of Rhodes Furniture, whose home on Peachtree Street later became the headquarters of The Georgia Trust. Established in 1884 after Oakland Cemetery reached full capacity, Westview Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the Southeast. The cemetery's main gate is one of the oldest standing structures in Atlanta.

Visit beautiful rehabilitated bungalows in West End, including the English House, an 1880s Victorian that features extensive gardens and a vintage 1940s camper fitted with authentic furnishings.

View a sneak peek of the site list >>

Saturday Lunch
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a catered lunch in the picturesque Adair Park I, the first recreational park in the district. The park also features a 1930s bath house.

Closing Reception
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Enjoy a special closing reception at the Wren’s Nest. Built in 1880, this Queen Anne style house was purchased in 1883 by the distinguished editor of the Atlanta Constitution, Joel Chandler Harris. Best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories, Harris is credited with preserving the legacy of these African and African-American folktales. In 1913, the Wren's Nest opened its doors as Atlanta's first historic house museum. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.



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Rain or shine. No refunds.




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