Atlanta – Ansley Park Neighborhood – 100 years ago, Ansley Park developed as the first northern suburb of Atlanta. Funny to think it was a suburb, since now it’s adjacent to Midtown, Piedmont Park, The High Museum of Art etc. Over the years it’s been home to many prominent citizens, and was the site of the Governor’s Mansion until 1968. Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind, lived in this neighborhood for most of her life. With winding streets, you find a variety of homes around every corner!
The stately home below was built in 1912. So many different details going on with this large house!
Margaret Mitchell lived in Ansley Park for most of her life
The white columned house commands a hilltop. It’s one of those that I always admire when I drive thru the area.
Ansley Park developed over a 10 year period, beginning in 1904. Edwin P. Ansley envisioned this neighborhood attracting the wealthiest families in Atlanta, and it has had it’s share of prominent citizens and celebrities over the years.
The variety of house sizes and styles makes Ansley Park one of the most interesting neighborhoods to visit.
Another one of my favorites in the neighborhood is the home below. Famed architect Neel Reid built this house 1920-21 for Steven A. Lynch. This house has a couple of new builds that copy the design as well.
Another Neel Reid house in the neighborhood below.
Ansley Park was home to the Governor’s Mansion for decades
The house below was Edwin P Ansley’s home until 1925, when the state acquired the estate to be the Governor’s Mansion. 11 Governors lived in this house, before the new Governor’s mansion was built on West Paces Ferry in 1968. I read some interviews from a former First Lady of Georgia, she talked about moving into the residence and there were no plates or silverware. The silverware had Governor’s Mansion engraved on it, and people would steal them as a souvenir when attending a dinner!
The variety of houses in this neighborhood just amazes me. The one below just has such an interesting look!
Noted architect Walter T. Downing designed the huge house below. It was built circa 1910-14, and originally a rooming house. Located at an entrance to
The 1912 home below is a really big house, about 7000 square feet. This home was designed by P. Thornton Sarye, an architect of note as his company also built Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre. The Fox opened Christmas Day in 1929, and was saved from demolition in the 1970s.
One more beautiful home in Ansley below….
The French doors on the home below caught my eye.
The apartment building below was home to Margaret Mitchell. There’s the Margaret Mitchell House several blocks away, which is where she wrote her novel. Located at 1 South Prado, she and her husband lived here for the last 10 years of her life. It’s currently condominiums.
Thanks so much for taking a look around Atlanta’s Ansley Park neighborhood. Appreciate you reading the blog!