New article by Kelundra Smith

Photographer Lydia A. Harris gives historic Collier Heights a close-up, at Hammonds House

Lydia Harris: Valley Heart Drive in Collier Heights.

Mid-century brick ranch and split-level homes like those in northwest Atlanta’s Collier Heights can be found across the city and surrounding suburbs.

But Collier Heights is special: It was the first Atlanta neighborhood developed, designed, built and inhabited by black people. During its heyday, it was home to many of Atlanta’s distinguished leaders, among them Martin Luther King, Sr., Ralph David Abernathy, Donald Lee Hollowell and construction magnate Herman J. Russell.

– See more at:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s