Built Environment Description: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

The first site that I visited while strolling through Ormewood Park was Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. It’s located between Woodland Ave and Ormewood Ave. The church was founded in 1893 in the heart of Atlanta. It’s a very diverse church! That’s one of the key components that they’re known for. DIVERSITY!  While taking pictures it was some sort of function going on and I saw many different ethnicities entering. Over half of the congregation suffers from mental illness therefore many different programs are held for them, numerous fellowships, and the church is also funded by Georgia Mental Health Consumers...

Built Environment Description: Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

I kept seeing this huge building while riding through the neighborhood. I figured it was just an old building, but I got curious and approached it. I found out it was a school! Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (Middle Campus) officially opened in 2001. It currently has Kindergarten-8th grade. The school itself was actually two different charted schools merged. One was just named Neighborhood Charter school (Kindgerten-5th) and the other was named Atlanta Charted Middle School (6th-8th). It’s a tight knit community type school located in the neighborhood welcoming family, friends, and all...

Built Environment Overall: Ormewood Park

Although this wasn’t my first time visiting Ormewood Park due to my job being right near it, but this was my first time actually seeing Ormewood Park as more than a neighborhood. The neighborhood was originally a settlement for the Creek Indians back in the 1820s. They were eventually kicked off and was later settled by white families. This area was also known for trolley service. That’s how the neighborhood got it’s name. It was named after Aquilla J. Orme (Atlanta Electric Light and Trolley). The neighborhood has many different sites besides houses. It has schools, day cares, churches, and other buildings for the community. The sites didn’t just jump out at me, but it’s hard to find either. A typical cruise through the neighborhood would lead you directly to most of the sites I documented. I felt as if I knew where  I was going and what exactly I was looking for when in reality it was the complete opposite. Ormewood Park is just a very peaceful neighborhood that seems to welcome everyone. The key element that stood out in every place I visited was the diversity. Signs saying, “Welcome”, “Come in”, “ALL Welcomed” that’s just a very inviting gesture. The houses are also diverse. In my “Houses” post I mention how none of the houses are alike. They have different types of styles. I’m so used of seeing houses who look identical it was kind of cool seeing houses that were so different from each other.  Another key element is it’s very children orientated. Like for example, the schools and day cares. Most neighborhoods don’t have those...

Built Environment Description: Sounds

http://sites.gsu.edu/bthompson52/files/2016/02/New-Recording-2-28ojr5y.m4a Based off my experience with visiting Ormewood Park it seems to be a very peaceful neighborhood. The audio clip above captured the typical sounds while exploring. I heard planes flying over my head and numerous of birds chirping. I didn’t hear any loud or disturbing noises. Oh, well, the exception of the crunching of leaves below my...

Built Environment Description: Chicken Coop

Before I actually approached Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School I saw this chicken coop. I tried to wait for the chickens to come back out, but they wouldn’t. The chicken coop is part of the outside activities for the students along with a basketball court, and playground area.  Not only is this school known for their academic ability and performing arts. They’re also pet lovers. I’ve never saw a chicken coop at a school, I HAD to take a picture of this. Where was this when I was in middle...
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