Both the neighborhood of Grant Park and the 131-acre park take their shared name from railroad executive Lemuel P. Grant. The park was a gift to the City of Atlanta from Grant and became an urban haven where people came to "take the waters" from its natural springs, canoe on Lake Abana, and stroll the winding pathways in the pastoral park. A neighborhood sprang up around this oasis and was filled with homes that were designed in the spirit of Victorian painted ladies, Craftsman bungalows, Queen Anne, and New South cottages. In 1979, the structures within the neighborhood and park were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Authors Jennifer Goad Cuthbertson and Philip M. Cuthbertson have made this neighborhood their home and have worked with a variety of organizations to preserve the integrity of it as well as the park. They have collected here from a wide variety of sources a showcase of images and relics that tell the Grant Park story from the very beginning. Join us for this special event in a special venue which is itself an historic treasure of Grant Park -- St. Paul United Methodist Church. (jasbro)
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