Macedonia Park

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Macedonia Park was a settlement in what is now the Buckhead Community of Atlanta, Georgia which was located on the present site of Frankie Allen Park in the Garden Hills neighborhood.

History[edit]

In the late 1800s Macedonia Park was a black community of about 400 families.[1] In 1921, white developer John Ownes built a subdivision designated for African Americans. The houses were modest, lots were small and narrow and bordered a creek. From 1945-1953, the county acquired owners' properties. Bagley Park was established on the land in the mid-1950s, and was renamed Frankie Allen Park in 1980.[2]

Shops[edit]

Two local grocery shops were owned by Mamie German and William Bagley. Two restaurants served pot roasts. William Bonner owned the blacksmith shop on Pharr Road.

Churches[edit]

The Mount Olive Methodist-Episcopal Church was founded here in the early 1900s. The church cemetery remains.[3][4] Other churches were the Macedonia Baptist Church and the White Lily Baptist Church.

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Coordinates: 33°50′05″N 84°22′23″W / 33.834661°N 84.37293°W / 33.834661; -84.37293