Historic Markers Across Georgia

Apartment House / 509 Auburn Avenue

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: 509 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.327    W 084° 22.25
  33.75545    -84.37083333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


This apartment building represents the ups and downs of the Auburn Avenue neighborhood. As property owners started to move away in the 1950s, numerous dwellings gradually fell into disrepair. Since 1982 the National Park Service and various civic organizations have conducted historic research projects on the buildings. The Nation Park Service has rehabilitated, restored, and, in this case, reconstructed several buildings to their appearance in 1929-41 when Martin Luther King, Jr. lived in the neighborhood.

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About to collapse and beyond repair, the house was demolished in 1990 and reconstructed in 1997 by the National Park Service.