Druid Hills Historic District
Local overlay and National Register District
Type - Residential
Location – West of US 25 North across from Patton Park
Boundaries – Roughly Meadowbrook Terrace on the north, US 25 North on the east, Ashwood Road on the south and Ridgewood Avenue on the west
History – Druid Hills was platted in 1923 and exemplifies the “Olmstedian” concept of land planning, consisting of a number of curvilinear streets with mature trees and open spaces. Architectural styles in the neighborhood include multiple Craftsman Bungalow, Tudor Revival, and Colonial Revival along with less common styles. There are seventy-six contributing houses/outbuildings.
House construction dates are based upon 1912, 1922, 1926 and 1954 Sanborn maps used in the field; city directories from 1915, 1926, and 1937-1952; owner-provided information; and deeds. The 1915 and 1926 directories are not broken down by street addresses, so without checking deeds on each property it was not possible to link an owner with a specific house. Therefore, many of the houses are named for the owners of record in the directories in the late 1930s since there is a gap in the available directories from 1926 to 1937. The 1937 directory is the first time in which street addresses appear. These sources are noted with each entry.
Contributing properties must be at least fifty years of age and retain their original form. The application of artificial siding, changing of window sash, the addition of modern doors, the screening of a porch, and additions placed away from the main facade of the building are features which are allowed under this classification. Non-contributing buildings are those which are less than fifty years old, or older buildings which no longer retain their original form. This would include the placement of additions which alter the main facade, or enclosure of porches which severely alters the configuration of the entry to a building. If windows are altered through the retrofitting of a smaller window frame within the original opening, this will also make a building non-contributing.