Collier Heights is nestled in the northwest corner of Atlanta, Georgia. Collier Heights is bordered to the west by Old Gordon Road, the east by Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, the north by Donald L. Hollowell Parkway, and to the south by Interstate I-20 bridge at Linkwood Road. Collier Heights enjoys a Historic District that lies within its borders. The borders of Historic Collier Heights are: west to Harwell Road; east to Hamilton E. Holmes Drive; north to the intersection of Waterford Rd and Skipper Drive (where Waterford meets Skipper); and south to the northern-most section of the Interstate I-20 bridge located on Linkwood Road.
Founded in 1948, the Historic Collier Heights community boasts several famous and history making homeowners, such as Martin Luther King, Sr; noted Civil Rights Attorney Donald Hollowell; Ralph David and Juanita Abernathy; and Christine King Farris. Collier Heights is also home to several prominent figures, such as U.S. Congresswoman and Presidential nominee from the Green Party, Cynthia McKinney; television actor Emmanuel Lewis from the "Webster" television series; Georgia House of Representative Member, BIlly McKinney; Attorney and former State Senator, Leroy Johnson; television actress Jasmine Guy from Diff'rent World; prominent celebrity Attorney Antavius M. Weems; and Asa G. Yancey, one of the first African American doctors in Georgia. Herman Russell, Contractor and civic leader. As one of the only African American communities in the Nation protected both locally and Nationally, Collier Heights is actually the 1st historic African American Atlanta community. Historic Collier Heights is not an HOA community, however, has been successful in maintaining its strength and strong property values throughout the years
It is one of the first communities in the nation built exclusively by African-American planners for the upcoming Atlanta African-American middle class and has been featured in several national publications such as Ebony and Jet magazines, as well as featured in the “Homefinder” section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 2008, led by famed Attorney, Antavius Weems, its then President, Collier Heights began its quest to become the first community in the nation to be registered as a Historic Site, listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. On June 23, 2009 the community achieved its goal. The community achieved local historic designation in June 2013.
Historic Collier Heights
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
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