Concentrated along a short mile and a half of Auburn Avenue, the Sweet Auburn Historic District reflects the history, heritage and achievements of Atlanta's African Americans. Like other black communities throughout the country, Sweet Auburn's success was intricately tied to the residential patterns forced on African Americans during the early 20th century--the result of restrictive laws in southern states which enforced segregation of the races, known as Jim Crow laws. It was here that many African Americans established businesses, congregations, and social organizations.
Virtual Tour of Auburn Avenue
[ WALKING FROM EAST TO WEST ― USE MAPS TO GET 360° VIEW]
East end of Auburn Avenue: Old Fourth Ward Water Tower & Studioplex.
Standing between the King Center and New Ebeneezer Baptist Church. This is in the middle of the MLK Nat'l Historical Park.
Entering MLK Nat'l Historic Park: Birth Home Block
Historic buildings between Hilliard and Fort Streets
Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historic buildings (in including the Royal Peacock) between Jesse Hill Dr and Piedmont Ave