Quintessential Beltline Neighborhood...
Old Fourth Ward (O4W) is large neighborhood located just east of Downtown Atlanta. It runs from Ponce de Leon Avenue south to Dekalb Avenue and from Piedmont Road east to the Eastside Trail.
If there is one neighborhood that has been transformed more than any other by the Atlanta Beltline it would O4W. At the heart of this vibrant neighborhood is Historic Fourth Ward Park, one of the crown jewels on the Emerald Necklace that is the Atlanta Beltline.
Cradle of Civil Rights...
Old Fourth Ward is the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. King's childhood home, located at 501 Auburn Avenue (in the Sweet Auburn historic district) is now part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. consists of several buildings including Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King was baptized and both his father Martin Luther King Sr. and he were pastors. These places, critical to the interpretation of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, were included in the park when it was established on October 10, 1980. Formerly a National Historic Site, the unit was redesignated as a National Historical Park on January 8, 2018
What you can expect to see...