Our Beginnings
Inman Park is Atlanta’s first planned residential suburb and also Atlanta’s first electric trolley neighborhood. Created at the cusp of the twentieth century, this ideal Victorian neighborhood — curved streets, generous residential lots and verdant parks — was built upon the wrecked land of Atlanta’s Civil War battlefield, two miles east of Downtown Atlanta.

Inman Park was the brainchild of a renaissance thinker named Joel Hurt (1850-1926), who modeled the neighborhood after other trolley neighborhoods he had seen throughout the United States. In particular, Hurt, who now has Hurt Street named after him, had been impressed with the park-like neighborhoods created by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and along with landscape architect James Forsyth Johnson, plotted Inman Park in the late 1880s.

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Inman Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

ATTENTION: The September IPNA meeting is September 21, at 7:30 pm, IN-PERSON at the Trolley Barn and via Zoom invitation. The agenda is emailed out a few days prior to the meeting. You may only vote if you attend the meetings in person and are a resident of Inman Park.

John Saxton, Mobility Planning Assistant Director for Atlanta DOT will be in the meeting to answer question in regards to the Eastside Rail Extension and temporary closure of Irwin Street. To submit a question click here. IPNA voted unanimously during our June 2022 meeting to support Beltline Rail Now's petition to support Beltline Rail. Click the links to view the letter and petition. 

We are working to get trash cans in the neighborhood to help with litter.  Please complete this survey to let us know where you would like to see trash cans. 


Topic: September IPNA Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 

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Wine Stroll Tickets On Sale Now!

The Inman Park Wine Stroll with Music and Art returned October 22, 2022 from 1pm-6pm. There will be 14 front porches on the Stroll. Tickets are $50 for General Admission and $100 for a limited number of VIP Tickets. VIP Tickets get entry to the event and have a special tasting with appetizers. Click to purchase tickets. 


 

 

 

 


 

Krog Street Tunnel Closure

Krog Street Tunnel will be closed Tuesday, September 20, 2022, through December 2022 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Sunday- Friday only). 

Detours:
Dekalb Avenue NE – Eastbound
• Turn left onto Cornelia Street SE and head north to Edgewood Avenue SE.
• Turn right onto Edgewood Avenue SE and head east.
• Turn right on Waddell Street NE to return to Dekalb Avenue NE.
Dekalb Avenue NE – Westbound
• Use Waddell Street heading north to Edgewood Avenue SE.
• Turn left on Edgewood Avenue SE and head west.
• Turn left onto Boulevard SE to return to Dekalb Avenue NE.
Wylie Street SE
• Use Pearl Street SE heading south to Memorial Drive SE.
• Turn onto Memorial Drive SE heading west.
• Turn onto Boulevard SE heading northwest to Edgewood Avenue SE.

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Inman Park Activism

Inman Park and other intown neighbors joined forces in the 1970's to fight an expressway that would have destroyed historic intown neighborhoods. A four-lane expressway with 5 bridges over neighborhood streets was planned for construction by the Georgia DOT, through the 219 acres we now know as Freedom Park. The Expressway was supported by former US President Jimmy Carter, Atlanta Mayor Andy Young, a majority of the Atlanta City Council and DeKalb County CEO Manuel Maloof. In the face of such formidable opposition the neighborhoods sustained years of legal action in courts all the way to the Georgia Supreme Court.  It was a 20-year battle waged by resident volunteers. Rep. John Lewis was on the Atlanta City Council at this time and he and many others including Mayor Maynard Jackson joined in the fight with neighbors. 

C.A.U.T.I.O.N., Citizens Against Unnecessary Throughways in Older Neighborhoods, was formed as well as Roadbusters to stop the road. Together they waged legal battles, lobbied state and federal lawmakers, protested and elected 67 anti-road politicians to local, state and federal office. A few years ago, Rep. John Lewis attended the 25th anniversary of Stop the Road. His words ring true today "the struggle is never over".  

Rep. John Lewis talking about good trouble and the Inman Park Road Fighters