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On the Topic of Alleyways in Virginia-Highland

April 18, 2014

By: Jack White, VHCA Board President A Bit of History The use and ownership of alleys in our neighborhood has come up in several contexts over the years.  The alleys had two major purposes: utility access and garbage pick-up. It’s hard to envision now, but until 1975 (apologies for the uncertain date, but that’s close)…

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Alleys in the City of Atlanta

June 7, 2012

When our neighborhood was originally platted, it included alleys running behind many of our houses. Some alleys were used for service access and/or utilities, while others were never actively opened. You can see the alleys on City plats and maps officially, as well as Google maps unofficially. They appear as a narrow strip between…

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