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The (South) Western Front

WABE recently tapped Melody Harclerode, Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects president, for insight into the history of Adair Park, where the AIA has launched a national design competition for a new pavilion to connect the neighborhood to the Beltline's Westside Trail. This Southwest Atlanta community of "large porches and rich heritage linked to the transportation industry" dates back to 1892, when it was a new subdivision of 20-by-50 lots predominantly filled with three styles of bungalows: Faux Victorian, Queen Anne Victorian and Tudor, Harclerode notes. Some streets are still named after slaves owned by developer George Washington Adair and family. [Adair Park photo via Curbed Visual Journey.]