The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District, an area bounded roughly by Irwin, Randolph, Edgewood, Jackson, and Auburn avenues, was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974. The district included Ebenezer Baptist Church, the MLK grave site and memorial, the MLK birthplace, shotgun row houses, Victorian houses, the Alexander Hamilton House, the Atlanta Baptist Preparatory Institute site, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Colored Mission, Fire Station No. 6, and the Triangle Building at the intersection of Old Wheat Street and Auburn Avenue.
Much of the area was designated as a national historic landmark district on May 5, 1977.
Photo by Jeff Clemmons, CC BY 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26465099
By U.S. Congressional legislation, the site with associated buildings and gardens was authorized as a national historic site on October 10, 1980; it is administered by the National Park Service (NPS). A 22.4-acre (91,000 m2) area including 35 contributing properties was covered, including 22 previously included in the NRHP historic district. The area covered in the NRHP designation was enlarged on June 12, 2001.
Our meet and greet activities will commence at the Westin on Friday July 22, at 5pm. There will be plenty of time remaining Friday evening to experience Atlanta After Dark.
For our twenty-somethings, go to YouTube and search “Atlanta club scene”, there are many videos from several local clubs. Whatever your taste, you will find it in the “A”. For the grown & sexy, there are plenty of evening activities for you as well.
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Saturday July 23 will begin with a full breakfast at the Westin. After our Saturday morning activities, you will have several hours to venture out into downtown and metro Atlanta to enjoy the many attractions. For those of you who may prefer to shop, Phipps Plaza (very upscale shopping mall) and Lenox Mall (also upscale) are just a short distance from the Westin. For the fitness conscious, Stone Mountain Park is the answer and about a 30 minute drive from the hotel. There you will find a 5 mile paved walking, jogging and cycling trail that loops the base of the mountain and a 1 mile walk-up trail from the base to the summit, the park also offers several other attractions. Google Stone Mountain Park for more information.
Saturday evening will begin and end with the family banquet. However, for the night owls, there will be enough time after the banquet to “turn up”.
On Sunday, worship services will be available at Ebenezer Baptist Church located within The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, service times will be posted as we get closer to July.
Lastly, a cookout is planned for Sunday afternoon. We are anticipating a busy and fun filled weekend, looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta. Check back for future updates. Please access the family page for registration and reservation information.
Posted by Robert Mason
On behalf of Tommy Hutchinson Sr. & Robert Mason, we are delighted to announce that the 2016 Lucas Family Reunion will take place in Atlanta 7/22/2016 – 7/24/2016! This event is for ALL descendants of the Lucas Family. Please extend your invite to other family members on the LHCW page as well as your personal page. Don’t forget to inform those family members who are not on social media. Looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta, July 2016.
The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, located in downtown Atlanta Georgia, will be host. This hotel is within walking distance to some of Atlanta’s popular attractions. Look forward to more details after the New Year.
Downtown Atlanta’s brand new streetcar system started service on December 30th and includes stops at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Centennial Olympic Park and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, just to name a few. From young adults to the grown and sexy, when the sun goes down, Atlanta has something for everyone. Whether it’s R & B, hip hop, jazz, comedy, intimate lounges or upscale restaurants, Atlanta has it all. Come fellowship, see the city and its attractions, then “TURN UP”, experience ATLANTA AFTER DARK.