Neighborhood Pride

Neighborhood Pride (HM1E0I)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30312 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 45.339', W 84° 22.243'

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514 Auburn Avenue

Aromas of newly mown grass and fresh paint drifted along Auburn Avenue as residents trimmed their lawns and hedges and painted their houses and fences. The neighborhood buzzed with activity as other residents tended their flower gardens, shrubs, fruit trees, and potted ferns. Owner and renter alike spent countless hours keeping their homes and the neighborhood neat and clean. Even the poorer residents swept their dirt yards—a custom they brought with them from rural areas.

Joseph and Lavata Shaw, who lived here from 1924 to 1949, were a hardworking couple. He was a railway mail clerk, and she helped local blacks as a Fulton County social caseworker.

Everyone seemed to know each other and care for each other. Nobody locked doors or had locks on the doors. Auburn Avenue was the center of the community.
Winfred Wright
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HM NumberHM1E0I
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743534 N 3738169
Decimal Degrees33.75565000, -84.37071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.339', W 84° 22.243'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 20.34" N, 84° 22' 14.58" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 510 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30312, US
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