Historic Markers Across Georgia



Middle-Class Dwelling / 497 Auburn Ave



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: at 497 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.323    W 084° 22.276
  33.75538333    -84.37126666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMMWCM
Middle-Class Dwelling / 
497 Auburn Ave Marker  



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Middle-Class Dwelling
497 Auburn Ave


Note the stained glass windows on the first floor, the decorative shingles and woodwork on the end of the gable, and the irregular shaped roof. Look for these and other Queen Anne architectural features- ornamental moldings and spindles- on many of the dwellings in the neighborhood. These gingerbread flourishes became popular during the Victorian era in the late 1800s.

Whites built in first occupied this house in many others in the neighborhood. After the 1906 race riot, educated, middle-class blacks began settling here, and by 1910 the area was predominantly black.

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Turned post with decorative brackets are a common detail on porches in the neighborhood.

Decorative scrollwork (far right) replaces the central opening in the bay window at 522 Auburn Ave.



 

Middle-Class Dwelling / 
497 Auburn Ave

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Explore more:
Wikipedia: Queen Anne style architecture in the United States
Wikipedia: Queen Anne style architecture
Wikipedia: Victorian era

 

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