Metropolitan Parkway (Atlanta)

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Metropolitan Parkway, formerly known as Stewart Avenue, is a major thoroughfare through southwestern Atlanta, Georgia. It is signed throughout as US 19/US 41/SR 3.

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Once Metropolitan Parkway reaches Whitehall Street (the southern portion of Peachtree Street), the parkway turns into Northside Drive northward to Marietta.

Once it reaches Hapeville, it is called Dogwood Street, and it ends at Central Avenue. US 19/US 41/SR 3 continues east down Central Avenue.

Landmarks along the street include Atlanta Metropolitan College, the Stewart-Lakewood shopping center, and the Capitol View Baptist Church.

History[edit]

Metropolitan Parkway was once known as "Stewart Avenue", after one of the street's first inhabitants Andrew P. Stewart. The name was changed because of the area's red-light district reputation, especially for prostitution activity in motels. However, prostitution remains on the renamed street.[1][2]

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