Tour of Homes

Welcome to the 2014 Tour of Homes, Gardens and Features

You know that predictable tour that so many neighborhoods do with the houses that all look the same? Not so for Candler Park! Not only will we feature inspiring residences, but also we will also offer several imaginative and enchanting garden spaces. A tropical paradise, a few creative food forests, and our own outstanding community garden space complete with goats and chickens are all on the program. This year’s tour is intended to have all of our outside Candler Park visitors leaving green with envy about our special neighborhood.

But what else could there possibly be?  We want people to know about some of our great spaces and resources: The Candler Park Golf Course Clubhouse, Fire Station #12 (along with some cool stuff for the kids), First Existentialist Church, and Mulberry Fields Community Garden.

Date:  Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time:  Noon to 6 pm

This year’s tour promises to have something for everyone thanks to our committee chairperson Lexa King and committee members Jeff Morabito, Sharon Polmanteer and Bonnie Palter.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at:

2014 Candler Park Tour of Homes, Gardens and Features Lineup:

296 Oakdale Road
296 Oakdale Road
 302 Oakdale Road NE
302 Oakdale Road
 416 Euclid Terrace

416 Euclid Terrace







 422 Candler Street

422 Candler Street







1258 Dekalb Ave

1258 Dekalb #2









 Mulberry Fields Community Garden
Mulberry Fields #2


Mulberry Fields


Fire Station No. 12
Fire Station
 Rush Center
Rush Ctr
Candler Park Golf Course
585 Candler Park Drive

CP Golf Clubhouse








The History:

In 1922 Asa Candler donated 55 acres of land to be used by the city as a park. The land included a nine hole golf course designed by Helen Smith, a landscape architect. Candler hired Helen Smith to design the course for his daughter.  At the time women were not allowed to play golf.  (GOLF= gentlemen only ladies forbidden) The clubhouse was built in 1928.

In 1955 all public courses were desegregated. Ms. Margaret E. Lattimore was the first African-American female to play on the course. She was a resident of Edgewood.

Don’t Miss:

  • Nature Sanctuary that runs along the left side of holes 4, 5, and 6. Please do not attempt today as the course is too busy.
  • The Old Style Roof of the clubhouse.
First Existentialist Church*
470 Candler Park Drive

CP Tour of Homes #2 006









The History

The Old Stone Church was the home of The Antioch East Baptist Church when the neighborhood was called Edgewood.  An exhibit of historic photos, maps, and documents will be displayed around the Sanctuary. A portion of the display will honor the 1920 builders of the Sanctuary, the Antioch East Baptist Church, an African American Congregation now located in Edgewood, soon to celebrate its 140th church anniversary this autumn. We hope to have members and descendants of early Antioch families share their presence with us during the public history hour from 1pm to 2pm that afternoon.

* The Church will be open until 2PM for the Tour

 Garden Art at 1339 Miller Avenue
Bateman garden art 1

Stack 7b, ceramic sculpture approximately 10 feet tall, by Anne Terhokoski.  Anne is a Finnish artist (MFA ceramic art and design, Aalto University of Art, Helsinki)  based in Decatur, GA.  Anne’s work includes large to small ceramic sculptures along with a unique collection of ceramic tiles for the architectural trade.   She is the owner of Studiovavoom Art Design in Decatur, GA.

Bateman garden art 2







Running Man, about 11 feet tall, an early John Payne.  Payne, who lived on Sterling Street, was a major force behind Atlanta’s 1980s–90s Mattress Factory Shows, an extravagant potpourri of art and theater in fabulous fallow industrial spaces.  In the late 1990s, he moved to Ashville, NC where he spearheaded the new Asheville River Arts District and became well-known for his kinetic sculptures (d. 2008).  At least one of these kinetic sculptures (kinetosaurs) is on display there and others, bought by Imagine Exhibitions of Atlanta, are in a traveling exhibit called “Dinosaurs in Motion.”