Ansley Park Historic District is an early 20th-century suburban residential
district that was developed in four phases between 1904 and 1913.
It is located north of downtown Atlanta and west of Piedmont
Park, between Piedmont Avenue and Peachtree Street. Completed
by 1930, the neighborhood encompasses approximately 275 acres and
includes single-family residences, apartments, and a church. It features
a curvilinear arrangement of streets, numerous parks, and a wide range
of eclectic and period architectural styles. Streets in the district
are landscaped on either side like parkways. Carefully aligned curbs,
smooth lawns, shrubs and trees border the streets through the Park.
This streetscape blends with the landscaping of adjoining lots to
create the appearance of a vast public park. The principal parks of
the district are Winn Park and McClatchy Park. Both wind their ways
through major parts of the suburb so that no residential lot is more
than a 10-minute walk away. The Ansley Park golf course is situated
along the banks of Clear Creek within the neighborhood.
Streetview of Ansley Park Historic
National Register photograph by Yen Tang
Diverse in style and scale, the houses in the district represent
a full range of eclectic and contemporary suburban architecture.
These styles include Colonial, Federal, Neo-Classical, Italian Renaissance,
Queen Anne, and Tudor styles, as well as Prairie School and Craftsmen
bungalows. As for scale, houses range from one-story cottages to
two-story houses to three-story mansions and larger apartment buildings.
The grander buildings are mostly situated on the larger lots along
primary streets, at major intersections or overlooking parks. Smaller
houses are located on narrow lots along secondary streets. The single
exception to the residential architecture is the First Church of
Christ Scientist building at the corner of Peachtree and Fifteenth
streets. Built in 1913, the church is a centrally planned Neo-Classical
building with a pedimented Corinthian portico. Today, Ansley Park
continues to be a middle- to upper-class neighborhood in Midtown
The Ansley Park Historic District is located in mid-town Atlanta
and west of Piedmont Park, between Piedmont
Ave. and Peachtree St. The houses in the district are private
and are not open to the public, but there is more information and
a virtual tour available through the Ansley
Park Civic Association . Twilight walking tours available April-October. Visit The Atlanta
Preservation Center for more information.