The arrival of the trolley car in the late 1800’s in Atlanta created booming neighborhoods such as Inman and Candler Park. As a result, Little 5 Points became one of the first commercial districts outside of downtown Atlanta and in the early 1920’s was designated a commercial area by the City of Atlanta, quickly attracting many successful businesses including movie theaters, grocery and drug stores, barbershops, and restaurants.
Despite early success, the Depression hit Little 5 Points hard, and the community soon suffered from severe urban decay. With a proposed highway coming through the local citizens decided they’d had enough. In the early 1970's they formed coalitions, acquired funding, organized demonstrations, and united for a common cause: to take the neighborhood back. Soon the City of Atlanta began to award Little 5 community grants and funds for public improvements, and by the 1990's Little 5 Points was booming. The entrepreneurial spirit of community-based businesses helped spur the revitalization of Little 5 Points, which today is an avant-garde arts & shopping district home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars, services, live music venues and performing arts theaters.
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Little 5 Points History
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