Ansley Park is a quiet residential district filled with beautiful homes nestled along winding, tree-lined streets and neighborhood parks adjacent to the bustling Midtown commercial district.

At the beginning of the 20th century notable architects including Neil Reid and P. Thornton Marye were hard at work in the neighborhood. Since the 1960's, the Ansley Park Civic Association has diligently maintained the neighborhood's historical integrity and strong community.

Today plaques mark dozens of historically significant homes including

Piedmont Driving Club
Founded in 1887 as the Gentlemen's Driving Club, this private social club originally provided members with an opportunity to escape the city to "drive" their horse and carriages through the countryside. After housing the Cotton States Exposition in 1895, the club briefly used the grounds as a golf course before selling the land to the city in 1904 to create Piedmont Park. Today facilities at the exclusive club include golf, tennis, platform tennis, squash, swimming, exercise facilities, massage, dining,  and event space for large gatherings.

Habersham Memorial Hall
While the exterior of this Hall is a replica of the nineteenth century Bulloch-Habersham House in Savannah, the interior was designed for meetings and entertainment. Architect Henry Hornbostel designed other notable Atlanta buildings including the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and the Emory University campus plans. Today Habersham Memorial Hall is home to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Wimbish House
Designed in the eclectic French Renaissance Revival, his Victorian-era home was designed by W. T. Downing, the preferred architect for Atlanta’s stylish elite. Downing later designed public buildings like Trinity United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Lupton Hall at Oglethorpe University. The building is home to the Atlanta Woman's Club, and funds from its operation are used to support the Club’s charitable activities.

Randolph-Lucas House
Built in 1924, the Randolph-Lucas House was one of the few remaining mansions on Peachtree Road in Buckhead. The Georgian Revival-style architecture home was slated to be razed in 2013 after falling into disrepair but was moved to a vacant lot in Ansley Park by NewTown Partners. The mansion has since been restored and returned to its residential roots.

Want to explore the area more? Book a stay at this adorable carriage house behind a 100-year-old home in Ansley Park.

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