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Grant Park

by Chris Schroder

Atlanta’s largest historic district, Grant Park, is named after Lemuel P., “L.P.” Grant, who was a railroad magnate, served as a chief engineer in the Civil War and helped draft the new city charter in 1873.

Grant lived in an 1856 Italianate mansion in present-day Grant Park. The area features architecturally unique homes where the middle class put down roots before the establishment of Buckhead, Morningside and North Druid Hills.

Visitors can tour the home, which escaped the burning of Atlanta, served as a Civil War hospital, was owned by Margaret Mitchell and was the birthplace of golfer Bobby Jones.

Mark McDonald, Georgia Trust

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