This map shows street art, murals, and graffiti in the Inman Park and Reynoldstown neighborhoods of Atlanta. Developed in the late 1880’s, Inman Park was Atlanta’s first planned suburb. Joel Hurt an Atlanta civil engineer and property developer created the neighborhood. Inman Park was originally intended to be a whites-only segregated suburban “oasis”. It was conveniently connected to the city by Atlanta’s brand new electric street car. Inman Park’s prominent residents included the likes of Asa Candler the founder of The Coca-Cola Company and Atlanta’s 41st mayor.
The coming of the automobile allowed newer and more fashionable suburbs to spring up farther out from the city. Inman Park eventually fell out of favor and fell into disrepair. After a successful revitalization effort Inman Park is once again a vibrant and fashionable residential neighborhood. You will find great restaurants, cafes, and bakeries bordering Atlanta’s East BeltLine Trail.
Freed slaves who helped to rebuild Atlanta’s railroads settled Reynoldstown after the Civil War. With the decline of the railroads in the 1950’s Reynoldstown also went into decline. In the 1990’s gentrification of the neighborhood began and today that trend still continues.
Street Art in the Neighborhood
Much of the street art in Inman Park centers on and near the Atlanta BeltLine. Be sure to see the Krog Street Graffiti Tunnel and some of the Forward Warrior Murals along Wylie Street. You can see all the rest of the Forward Warrior murals on the Cabbagetown Map. In Reynoldstown, the hotspot for murals is the corner of Moreland Ave. and Memorial Drive. The BeltLine also runs through Reynoldstown adding more street art to the neighborhood.