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Welcome to Oakhurst

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Oakhurst History

Oakhurst was incorporated as a town in 1910. Six years later it was annexed by Decatur. Many of the homes were built around that time in the distinctive Craftsman bungalow style. Some of the homes on Adams Street were actually developed by two pioneering women. Between 1905 and 1912, Georgia Adams oversaw the development of homes on Adams Street on land owned by her father. The homes were designed by Lila Ross Wilburn, an architect and graduate of Agnes Scott College.

For years, Oakhurst's business district catered to and prospered from the Scottish Rite Hospital. Unlike now, with its variety of restaurants, the square around Harmony Park had more of a businesslike feeling to it, with a drug store, a hardware store, a shoe store, a variety store, an ice cream parlor and a supermarket. There also were four gas stations, including Sinclair station that's now been restored as an office and clubhouse and is featured in another to the right..

But the Scottish Rite Hospital outgrew its site and left for new quarters in northern Atlanta in 1976. Today, Oakhurst is one of Decatur's premiere neighborhoods and boasts many shops and restaurants.


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