Atlanta Communities we love: Reynoldstown
Reynoldstown was originally settled after the War between the states, by freed slaves who were employed by the railroad. Madison and Sarah Reynolds were among the first ex-slaves to move into the area, and it is believed that the neighborhood was named after them. Reynoldstown was annexed by the city of Atlanta in 1909. The neighborhood continued to thrive and prosper until the 1950s, when the railroad industry began to decline. Reynoldstown began gentrifying in the 1990s, altering the demographic makeup of the neighborhood. The neighborhood was listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003
The BeltLine bisects Reynoldstown north-south. It currently functions as an un-paved walking trail within Reynoldstown, destined for future use as a paved walking and biking trail, and possibly for transit use (either light rail or streetcar). Just North of Reynoldstown in Inman Park adjacent the intersection of Krog St and Irwin St, The East Side Trail, part of The Beltline, is paved from here to Piedmont Park through Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highland and Virginia-Highland. The CSX railroad Hulsey Yard forms the northern border of the neighborhood, a current issue is how to connect the southeast BeltLine to the Eastside Trail portion of the BeltLine across the yard. The southern wall of the yard on Wylie Street in Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown is a prominent location for street art in Atlanta. Lang-Carson Park (3.24 acres) also lies within Reynoldstown
Memorial Drive is the major thoroughfare passing through the south end of Reynoldstown, with mostly light industrial properties, many of which are now re-purposed for residential, retail and entertainment use. Reynoldstown contains rail right-of-way that is planned for the Beltline. Like neighboring Cabbagetown, many of the streets are “one way” due to the narrowness of the roadways and lack of off-street parking. Reynoldstown is served by the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station.
Reynoldstown is bordered on the west by Pearl Street, across which is Cabbagetown and, south of Memorial Drive, Grant Park; on the east by Moreland Avenue and Edgewood; on the south by I-20, across which is the Ormewood Park neighborhood and an industrial area which is officially part of Grant Park; and on the north by the railroad line and Inman Park.
Reynoldstown lies in NPU N. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. Local landmarks include the Colgate Mattress Factory lofts, Trees Atlanta headquarters and nursery, and the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad depot, which now houses H. Harper Station, “a modern watering stop.”
The cutest home for sale in Reynoldstown: FMLS#5064813 2007 Shotgun Bungalow- Listing Agent Amanda Mimms
948 Wylie Street, Atlanta GA 30316
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