Monthly Archives: April 2014

Oakhurst gentrification video

Tearing Down Oakhurst: An Oral History of Gentrification. Premiered March 11, 2014, at Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, Atlanta, Ga. Continue reading

249 East Lake Dr.

249 East Lake Dr. Credit: 2009 Citywide Historic Resources Survey

249 East Lake Dr. Credit: 2009 Citywide Historic Resources Survey

249 East Lake Dr. Feb. 2014.

249 East Lake Dr. Feb. 2014.

249 East Lake Dr. Feb. 2014.

249 East Lake Dr. Feb. 2014.

249 East Lake Drive. Demolished May 23, 2014. One neighbor emailed, "It's 12:48 on Friday, May 23. When I left at 11 a.m. there was nothing happening. The front of the house is now basically gone."

249 East Lake Drive. Demolished May 23, 2014. One Oakhurst resident emailed, “It’s 12:48 on Friday, May 23. When I left at 11 a.m. there was nothing happening. The front of the house is now basically gone.”

Bought in Jan. 2014 by a local builder, the existing 1,704 square-foot home built in 1915 will be transformed into a 4,700 square-foot manse selling for $950,000. An Oakhurst resident who emailed me about the impending teardown wrote, “It looks to be a future cute bungalow of six bedrooms and five baths. /sarcasm.” The resident added, “Our backyard neighbor called it ‘crazy’ yesterday. I offered condolences on the loss of their south exposure.”

249 East Lake Dr. Credit: Zillow.com (screen capture Apr. 21, 2014).

249 East Lake Dr. Credit: Zillow.com (screen capture Apr. 21, 2014).

310 East Lake Dr.

310 East Lake Drive. Note the anti-historic district sign in yard. Credit: 2009 Citywide Historic Resources Survey

310 East Lake Drive. Note the anti-historic district sign in yard. Credit: 2009 Citywide Historic Resources Survey

310 East Lake Dr. being prepped for demolition, April 9, 2014.

310 East Lake Dr. being inspected prior to demolition, April 9, 2014.

310 East Lake Dr. April 17, 2014.

310 East Lake Dr.,  prepped for demolition April 17, 2014.

310 East Lake Dr. Demolished April 18, 2014.

310 East Lake Dr. Demolished April 18, 2014.

310 East Lake Drive, new home. Credit: Zillow screen capture, March 2015.

310 East Lake Drive, new home. Credit: Zillow screen capture, March 2015.