KIRKWOOD, on the east side of Atlanta, is a national historic designated neighborhood in DeKalb County. Once a streetcar suburb, Kirkwood is bounded by DeKalb Avenue on the north, Memorial Drive and Interstate 20 on the south, Montgomery Street on the west, and 1st Avenue on the east. Five Georgia Historical Commission markers can be found in Kirkwood to designate important sites of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War. One marks the spot near the intersection of Memorial Drive and Clay Street where the first two brigades of the Union and Confederate armies set off the battle which would eventually lead to the burning of Atlanta.
Today, Downtown Kirkwood’s streetscape is pedestrian-friendly and offers shops, post office, public library, restaurants, galleries, professional space, bars, and more. The community hosts an annual Spring Fling Festival and Tour of Homes, Wine Stroll, Family Find Easter Egg Hunt, Home for the Holidays, and B*ATL (Battle of Atlanta) Event, including a gala dinner and house tour, 5K run, walking and van tours, frontline re-enactment, historic music concerts, story-telling, and Civil War Village. Victorian and Craftsman-style architecture abounds in Kirkwood; newer construction has ben sensitive to the area’s historic significance.
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