Candler Park's Ghost House: The Smith-Benning Residence.
Oakdale Road stretches from Emory University down to Memorial Drive, but this week we focus our attention on its funky route through Candler Park. Although sometimes overshadowed by its sister on the other side of Moreland Avenue, Inman Park, Candler Park holds its own as an offbeat mecca for intown Atlanta’s bohemian/hippy/yuppy/huppy set. Where else in town can you find “Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party,” a Hare Krishna temple, Big Lou the Emu, and the original Flying Biscuit Café all in one neighborhood?
As much as I love Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods, I have no qualms about my love affair with Historic Roswell. There’s just something about this old mill town that draws me in. The classic architecture, the cultured vibe, and the fact that it’s still in Fulton County not too far from the city, makes it a strong contender for Atlanta’s coolest ‘burb. Or maybe I lived there in a former life, perhaps on our Street of the Week: Sloan Street.
For the inaugural Street of the Week, we’ll take a look down Rock Springs Road, between Morningside Drive and Piedmont Road in Morningside. Plenty of 1920s charmers await…