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A History of 198 East Parkwood Rd: Another Fascinating Story from Neighbor David Rotenstein

Neighbors, you may recall a post back on June 15, 2011 about neighbor David Rotenstein’s article on his blog titled “Historic Parkwood: An Introduction.” On July 28 he posted a second article that we haven’t yet shared with you on this website (apologies for the delay), but better late than never.

This second post of his is titled “Historic Parkwood: An Early DeKalb County Ranch House,” and it explores the history of the house at 198 East Parkwood Road.

So if you’re interested in the continuation of David’s exploration of the history of our neighborhood, please go to the following link to read this new fascinating chapter:

His story: Ph.D. PGC neighbor writes fascinating history of Parkwood

Welcome to installment #2 of my quarterly series: Spotlight on Neighbors! (Suggestions for a better name are welcome.) The 1st installment was back in February. For this installment…

…We have a neighbor in our midst who has just made another priceless contribution to our Parkwood community, a new article on his blog summarizing the history of our very own streets, properties, and homes. His name is Dr. David S. Rotenstein, aka the “Historian for Hire,” and he and his wife Laura Hussey are renters at 352 W Parkwood Rd (PGC member Thomas Fountain III’s house).

For those hungry to learn more about David and his historical professional accomplishments, you can read and view fascinating details of his past work at the following links:

His Portfolio LinkedIn Profile H4H Website

As for his work pertaining to our neighborhood, it is so relevant and timely that it has earned a permanent link on our own website’s main header menu under the About heading, titled “Historic Parkwood: An Introduction.” Without further ado, here is David’s own introduction to his fascinating and fact-filled article on Parkwood:

Parkwood is one of the last subdivisions developed in Druid Hills, the Garden City vision initially designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for Atlanta. This post presents an overview of Parkwood’s history. It looks at how Parkwood grew from that initial 1905 plan to a fully developed suburban community.

Here’s the link to “Historic Parkwood: An Introduction.”
You don’t want to miss it. It is awesome! The illustrations in particular will snatch your attention, so be sure you make some time to read the whole thing.

Future installments of David’s series on the Parkwood neighborhood are expected later this year, so stay tuned for more of his story in the making. Thanks David!

The Druid Hills News publishes our article on Parkwood Park

Parkwood Neighborhood to Convert Ravine to Park

If you live in the Druid Hills part of Parkwood, then you may have gotten the Spring 2011 edition of The Druid Hills News (published by the Druid Hills Civic Association) in your mailbox a day or two ago. If you’re not sure, dig through this week’s mail to see if you have the hardcopy of the Parkwood Park Committee’s article that was published in it on page 10, complete with photos!

Mary Angela Whyte, editor of the Druid Hills News, has given PGC permission to post a copy of the article here on our website (click on image above to enlarge) for those Parkwood residents who didn’t receive the newspaper in the mail. The article talks about the history of Parkwood Park and thanks the DHCA for their $1000 donation to fund our invasive plant removal. The Park Committee encourages you to read it and feel proud of our Park and what our neighborhood has accomplished so far with its restoration.

Special thanks go out to all the members of the Park Committee as well as neighbors Susan Stewart and Geoff Seamans for their creative and editorial contributions to the article. We’d also like to thank Druid Hills News editor Mary Angela Whyte and any other staff who helped in getting our article into the Spring edition. This edition is not yet published on DHCA’s website, but when it is put online, you’ll be able to see it here.


Our PGC article, Decatur official Felix Floyd comments on aluminum “scavengers,” was picked up March 10 by, where it has so far provoked 19 comments. Feel free to chip in your 2 cents, and stay tuned for an update … Continue reading