April 29, 2012
Northwoods has gotten a lot of attention recently from its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, but it’s not the only unique neighborhood in Doraville. The Georgia Division of Historic Preservation recently published a presentation (PDF Link) by Richard Cloues on the history of the split level house, with a prominent mention of Oakcliff.
Oakcliff is mentioned at the end of the report. The neighborhood – built by Tom Cousins – is one of the earliest subdivisions in the state to feature lots of split level homes! The next time I drive through Oakcliff, I’m going to be looking at it with a new set of eyes – seeing a little more of the history involved in these homes which must have been really cutting edge when they were built.
The whole report is great, but I really enjoyed learning a little bit more about Doraville history & about a neighborhood that I have admired for so long! Check it out!