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:


Uncollected garbage cans?

Neighbors on Rosedale Road at Virginia have been having continuous issues with uncollected garbage cans from adjacent apartments. They tell us that the bins are left out and that residents pile their new trash over the course of the week into the bins (or around them). They tell us that this  attracts vagrants who sort through the trash, as well as causes a public health danger from vermin. They tell us the apartment owners have been unresponsive and they have escalated the issue to the City for action. They requested us to publish the rules as well as the email of Mr. Raikes (draikes@atlantaga.gov) at the City which is the person to escalate to.

The rules are that trash and recycle bins must be removed by 7pm the day of collection and placed in the following areas (measured from the home’s side of the sidewalk):

  • 35 feet if collected from the front
  • 15 feet if collected from a rear street
  • 17.5 feet if collected from a side street if your house is at a corner

If you have unresolved problems with garbage cans please contact John Wolfinger and Peggy Berg of the Safety and Traffic chair, VHCA.


Sewage spill into Rosedale Road lots

Thanx to Rosedale Road residents David Brandenberger and Tom Spach for their relentless phone calls wading through the watershed management bureaucracies of DeKalb County and the City of Atlanta to bring an end to the raw sewage spill behind the east-side homes on their street, and enlisting the help of reporter Lesley Tanner of Channel 46.


Voice – Fall 2009

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– Summerfest success
– Safety: our neighborhood connection VHList with 331 members
– President’s corner: past year’s achievements
– Streetscape Phase II (Triangle area) update
– Neighborhood arboretum coming to VaHi
– History part IV
– School news: MES, Inman
– New Highland Park fundraising update
– Join the New Highland Park Conservancy
– Neighborhood feels impact of Callanwolde construction
– New afterschool program (Garrison)
– City Storage
– Col. Mustard reviews D.B.A. Barbeque