Much of Atlanta’s Civil War history took place in West Midtown. Several buildings still in use today parallel the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks. General Sherman used these tracks when he invaded Atlanta in 1864.
Blandtown, located along Huff Road, was one of the first Black settlements around Atlanta after the Civil War.
In the 1950s the community went into decline. The Huff House, the oldest standing house in the city, was demolished in 1954.
By the 1960s, the once-residential community had been rezoned for industrial usage.
In the 1990s, several adaptive reuse projects started, signaling the rebirth of the area. These included Hastings Seed Company, The Carriage Works, King Plow Arts Center and the Allied Warehouse.
West Midtown now has an eclectic mix of lofts, shops, farm-to-table restaurants, salons, art galleries and professional firms. The loft-style industrial feel of the neighborhood has been kept, and many new developments are restorations of factories or warehouses that date back to the 1880s.
You will find furnishings, fabrics and fabricators of everything from wrought iron to custom seating throughout the district.
Come visit MODA Floors & Interiors West Midtown Design District location and pencil in some time to explore the area.