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Q: Is there a museum in Atlanta that focuses exclusively on art from Africa and African-Americans?

A: The city’s varied art collection includes two options to see African art up close: Hammonds House Museum and the High Museum of Art. Hammonds House, in a Victorian home in Atlanta’s West End, displays the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds’ extensive art collection, with more than 250 pieces. You also will find a focus on African art at the city’s largest art museum – the High Museum of Art in Midtown. Its more than 700 African art pieces include those from the ancient to contemporary, with more than 450 works from Fred and Rita Richman’s collection. You’ll find works such as sculptures from central and west Africa created between 1850 and 1950, and Yoruba masks, beadwork, ceramic arts, metal work and figurative sculpture. Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day indoors and out of the cold.

http://www.ajc.com/news/actual-factual-georgia-826647.html

West End/ Westview Homes for Sale

Fully renovated, move in condition homes! Awaiting your inspection. View the links below to see these great deals! These homes will pass FHA inspection. Beltline Community- speak with your mortgage officer about city funds for down payments!

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413 Karli Court, McDonough, GA  4bed/3baths Traditional $139K  http://www.postlets.com/res/4354275 

1556 South Gordon St, Westview-in town Atlanta 3bed/2bath Restoration + attic $169K http://www.postlets.com/res/4225188

Home Tour: http://www.flyinside.com/tour.php?id=44365  (SOLD)

 626 Willard Ave, Westview Atlanta 3bed, 2baths Renovation $120.9K http://www.postlets.com/res/4289274 (New Price)

Home Tour: http://www.flyinside.com/tour.php?id=44629

1184 Eggleston Ave Historic West End 3bed/2bath renovated with Loft 135K

http://www.postlets.com/res/4643963

1790 Laurelwood Drive -Adams Park- on Golf Course.. Investor Special 45K

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1498 Westwood Ave (Westview) & Rogers; exquisite  rehabs by J.W. Kelly Properties, Grady Place.

Architecture Coach:Queen Anne

A sub-style of the late Victorian era, Queen Anne is a collection of coquettish detailing and eclectic materials. Steep cross-gabled roofs, towers, and vertical windows are all typical of a Queen Anne home. Inventive, multistory floor plans often include projecting wings, several porches and balconies, and multiple chimneys with decorative chimney pots.

Wooden “gingerbread” trim in scrolled and rounded “fish-scale” patterns frequently graces gables and porches. Massive cut stone foundations are typical of period houses. Created by English architect Richard Norman Shaw, the style was popularized after the Civil War by architect Henry Hobson Richardson and spread rapidly, especially in the South and West.

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West End Atlanta, read more about us…

The West End neighborhood of Atlanta is on the National Register of Historic Places and can be found southwest of Castleberry Hill, east of Westview, west of Adair Park Historic District, and just north of Oakland City. It would be difficult to find a neighborhood more closely linked to the city’s, state’s, region’s, and nation’s historical development than the West End district of Atlanta. Architectural styles within the district include Craftsman Bungalow, Queen Anne, Stick style, Folk Victorian, Colonial Revival, American Foursquare and Neoclassical Revival

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Historic West End Victorian!(Sale, Lease, Lease Purchase)

Buy, Lease or Lease Purchase this beautiful 3bed/2.5 bath home (with bonus room) in the heart of the Historic West End on Oglethorpe! This home is loaded with many original details and character- ready and waiting for your touch!The seller will add a new HVAC, Furnace and Plumbing to help you get started.

Lease terms $1200 per month/ 1000 deposit, 12mths lease. For purchase or lease purchase- let’s talk. 404-414-3289

 

BE THERE: WEST END TOUR OF HOMES- SAT & SUN

WWW.westendneighborhood.org

“Historic West End will highlight beautiful Victorian Homes, Craftsman Bungalows and Lofts.  The tour will kick off with a fund raising event at the Wren’s Nest, Friday night, May 2, 2008″

Also, view REAL ESTATE FOR SALE!!! Make offers on the spot and be apart of history 🙂