Martin Luther King Jr., Historic District

Bounded roughly by Irwin, Randolph, Edgewood, Jackson, and Auburn Aves., Atlanta, Georgia


Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

General view

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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The District includes the environs in which Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up from his birth in 1929 until he left Atlanta. His birth home, grave, and the church in which he served as assistant pastor are within the district. The District was established as a unit of the National Park System in 1980. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 5, 1977

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974
Reference number
NR name
King, Martin Luther, Jr., Historic District
Architectural styles
Victorian; Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Architecture; Religion; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling
Current functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; Graves/burials
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1925-1949
Significant years
1929; 1968
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 9
Non-contributing buildings: 1