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L5P Historic Walking Tour
L5P Historic Walking Tour

Sun, Sep 18

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Community Center

L5P Historic Walking Tour

Explore the architecture and legacy businesses of L5P, the first commercial district built outside of downtown Atlanta in 1908.

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Time & Location

Sep 18, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Community Center, 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

About the event

Little 5 Points (L5P), built in 1908, was one of the first commercial districts outside of downtown Atlanta. L5P grew into an avant garde arts and shopping district, serving the in-town neighborhoods of Inman Park and Candler Park. By the 1930's, there were many successful businesses in L5P, including three movie theaters (The Palace, The Euclid and the Little Five Points), three grocery stores (Kroger, Colonial and A&P), four drug stores, and three barbershops. By the 1960's, L5P was struggling economically. In 1975, the City of Atlanta awarded community grants to L5P, which were used for public improvements. These grants and the entrepreneurial spirit of community-based businesses helped spur the revitalization. On our tour, we will explore the architecture and legacy businesses of L5P.

The Details

  • Tour begins at the Little 5 Points Community Center. (meet outside at the corner of Euclid and Austin) and ends at the Wrecking Bar Brewpub.
  • Tickets are required; no walkups allowed.
  • Face masks are currently optional for tours, however you are welcome to wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable.
  • The tour is subject to cancellation at the guide's discretion due to inclement weather at the tour starting point. You will be notified via email.

This tour is is partnership with the The Atlanta Preservation Center.

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