By 1911, the neighborhoods of today's Ansley Park and Virginia-Highland were under development. That same year, Plaster Bridge Road in front of Walker's Mill was paved; the road was renamed Piedmont in 1917. Kimballville Farm was a large farm in the area known for its modern technology and prime livestock. Visitors were invited to come out from Atlanta and spend a leisurely day on the farm and buy livestock or farm products. In 1923, real estate agents James R. Smith and M.S. Rankin build eight homes in Morningside Park and advertised a "new type of suburb." The new development prospered after the city annexed the area in 1925. The section known as Morningside, one of the newest subdivisions around Atlanta, was experiencing a boom. Also in 1925, developer Byron C. Kistner built a row of shops on North Highland. Original tenants included Shackleford's Pharmacy, Henry's Dry Cleaning, Rogers Brothers Grocery and an A&P. In 1927, construction began on Morningside Shopping Center, the storefront strip on Piedmont just north of Monroe Drive. The growing neighborhood acquired a school when Morningside Elementary opened in 1929. Originally, the school had six classrooms on the lower floor of the western side of the current building. Enrollment grew, and a new building was commissioned and completed in 1935, providing work for the unemployed during the Depression. In 1934, the Morningside Civic League beautified the neighborhood by planting crepe myrtles and dogwoods.
Today, Morningside is a thriving Intown neighborhood filled with wonderful homes, shaded parks, an award-winning elementary school, and terrific neighbors. Not to be missed are the great Restaurants, Shops and Neighborhood Events. Morningside host two large events each year. In the fall there is the Monumental Ball. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and neighbors while supporting your neighborhood. The Celebration of Summer takes place at the end of the School Year. This is an ALL family event held at Sydney Marcus Park with music, games, and food.
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