Mid-Century Architecture in Atlanta's Collier Heights

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Exuberant metal sunbursts and sprays guard doors in Collier Heights, but they also welcome visitors and bring light and air to the interiors.

Exuberant metal sunbursts and sprays guard doors in Collier Heights, but they also welcome visitors and bring light and air to the interiors.

On a thousand acres of uncommonly beautiful but topographically challenging Georgia countryside, a group of far-sighted and racially diverse entrepreneurs built, in the mid-1950s, one of our most prestigious African-American communities. More than 50 small subdivisions were developed over 30 years. The community’s 1,750 buildings include well-groomed residences, many in the hands of the original owners. Nearly every mid-century house style can be found here, especially postwar ranches and split-levels. Collier Heights retains its unique place in the history of suburbia and in the hearts of its residents.