30 Additional Historic Plat Maps Added

Houses once stood on the land that is now John Howell Park, and the Inman School's trailers and playing fields. This plat mapped out the land lots for those houses.

About a year ago, we posted 22 historic plat maps of various subdivisions that are now part of Virginia-Highland — these are the maps on which surveyors originally plotted how the land was subdivided into the lots that, for the most part, still exist today. To explore the maps, you can start by viewing the map of Virginia-Highland (“Map of Maps”), then select your specific area, then click through all available maps for that sector.

Now, the VHCA Preservation and History committee has provided an additional 30 historic plat maps which we have posted. The most enjoyable thing (for history and map geeks, anyway) is to explore from the overall VaHi map. However, if you want to know specifically which maps were added, here is a list:


Rupley Drive permit parking

Alex Wan’s office forwarded the following announcement to the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. The Virginia-Highland Civic Association does not play a direct role in these decisions. We would however help as best we can with any resident concerns. We certainly sympathize with the residents on Rupley, and others near commercial nodes, with regard to parking issues. We also know that this Residential Permit Parking Program is likely to impact streets near Rupley.

Announcement from Alex Wan’s office:

“The Department of Public Works is ready to proceed with establishing a new Residential Permit Parking Program (RPPP) in Virginia-Highland on Rupley Drive (both sides of the street) between Adair Road and Todd Road in Council District 6.  The new program is being established at the request of the neighborhood due to excessive commuter vehicles in competition for parking with residents. The street has met the minimum requirements for a RPPP and residents did not opt-in for a 30% set aside and 2-hour parking allowance for non-permit holders. We are proposing the new RPPP sign installation for the week of February 20, 2012. Enforcement would begin the week of March 5, 2012. Please advise us of any concerns you may have. We would like to proceed with public notification this week.

If you have any comments or concerns please contact:

  • Sheila Parrott – Administrative Assistant to Alex Wan, 404-330-6049, sparrott@atlantaga.gov
  • Alex Wan – Councilmember, District 6, 404-330-6049
  • Valerie Bell-Smith- Public Relations Manager, Sr., Department of Public Works, vbell-smith@atlantaga.gov, 404-330-6215
  • Peggy Berg – VHCA Board, Committee: Safety – Traffic/Transportation & Sidewalks, 404-512-9142, traffic@vahi.org

Voice – Winter 1989

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– Adair Ave. residents led by Nan Hunter help raise awareness of recycling
– Voice starts publishing again after two year hiatus
– Council of Intown neighborhoods and schools (CINS), by Barbara Van Dyke
– First annual VaHi Christmas 5K run
– Update on John Howell Park: parkland dedicated, within City parks system, plan being developed
– Preserving VaHi’s character; possible historic district designation
– Wanted: nosy neighbors: neighborhood watch, SCGNA enters into PAC with police Zone
– Report from Highland View neighborhood watch


The Great Arc Light Controversy of 1916

VHCA has received the following reports from the Atlanta Constitution about a great controversy raging over an arc light which was hung from the intersection of Highland Avenue and Adair Avenue. The McDaniels at 18 Adair (now 1015 Adair) and the Jones at 988 N. Highland (now 936 N. Highland), were at each other’s throats. Not to mention the Rev. J.C. Atkinson, who came to the defense of the honor of his daughter, Mrs. McDaniels!

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