This property is part of The Georgia Trust’s West Atlanta Preservation Initiative. It was purchased and rehabilitated by The Georgia Trust with the goal of providing an example of historic preservation in a neighborhood that is undergoing rapid change. The project creates an affordable housing opportunity in the Washington Park neighborhood while meeting EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation standards. As part of The Georgia Trust’s Revolving Fund program, this property has a conservation easement in place to ensure the historic integrity of the property is retained.
1138 Harwell Street was built in 1953 for Edward Johnson, who raised his family in the home. Johnson served during World War II as a ground school instructor in the Tuskegee Airmen and later became the first black licensed master electrician in the city of Atlanta. The property is directly adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail and is a contributing property to the Washington Park National Register Historic District.
- Four-sided brick home in the historic Washington Park neighborhood steps from Washington Park
- Open concept floorplan with 1,479 sq. ft of finished space and full, unfinished basement
- 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths
- Earthcraft Certified Home
- Near downtown, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and accessible to I-20 and I-285
- Fully rehabilitated and move-in ready
To ensure long-term affordability in the Washington Park neighborhood, we are offering this home through the community land trust model. Visit atlantalandtrust.org for an overview of how land trusts work and why they are important to affordable home buyers and neighborhoods with decreasing affordability.
Limited housing supply and a very competitive housing market are squeezing low-income families out of home ownership. Neighborhoods once considered affordable have fewer and fewer affordable options. Here’s a unique home ownership opportunity for low-income home buyers ONLY–specifically, those at or below 80% of area median household income.
Images by Chris Herrin Photography
About The Georgia Trust
The Georgia Trust is a nonprofit statewide preservation organization. The Revolving Fund program was established to provide effective alternatives to demolition or neglect of architecturally and historically significant properties by promoting their rehabilitation and monitoring their preservation in perpetuity. All properties sold through this program have conservation easements in place to ensure the historic integrity of the property is retained. Copies of these documents will be provided by The Georgia Trust for review.
Contact InfoBen Sutton, The Georgia Trust
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