Little 5 Points Revival

  • May 3, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Little 5 Points Community Center

    1083 Austin Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, Georgia 30307
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This Jane’s Walk, taking place in Little 5 Points, focuses on themes of history and culture.

Step back to the late 1800s when Atlanta's trolley car sparked growth in Inman and Candler Park. Little 5 Points (L5P), designated a commercial area in the 1920s, thrived as an avant-garde arts hub. Facing economic decline in the 1960s, L5P found renewed hope in 1975 with city grants, leading to a vibrant resurgence.

Join Don Bender and Kelly Jordan, longtime community developers, on a historical tour, exploring architectural wonders and legacy businesses. The Little 5 Points Community Center, once a school, is now a vital community hub. Variety Playhouse, revived by Don and Kelly in the '70s, remains a cultural landmark. 7 Stages, shaped by their renovations, stands as a cornerstone for avant-garde performances.

Discover L5P Corner Tavern and hidden gems, embodying the lasting impact of Kelly and Don’s dedication. In the 70s and 80s, they not only preserved the neighborhood's character but also saved it from a proposed highway that threatened its existence. Their tireless efforts stopped the road from coming through, leaving a lasting legacy.


The Details

  • Distance of Walk: 1 mile
  • Getting There: You may park for free at the Little 5 Points Community Center.
  • Accessibility: This walk is covers both paved and unpaved terrain, but it is wheelchair accessible.
  • What to wear and bring: Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Consider sunscreen.


About Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual global festival honoring the legacy of urbanist, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs with free, citizen-led walking tours through the neighborhoods that lend so much character to our cities.

The festival promotes civic engagement and encourages leaders and participants to share stories about their communities and use walking as a means of connecting with their neighbors.


About the Leaders of This Walk

KDon Bender and Kelly Jordan are both longtime community developers of Little 5 Points. Through their efforts in the 70s and 80s, the neighborhood we love today was successfully preserved (and given so much character).


Cancellation Policy

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met.

If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us 48 hours prior to the event start.

By doing so, we can release your seat to another individual interested in joining us for this Jane’s Walk!


Any Questions?

Email Mary, MODA's Programs Manager, at

Date & Time

Fri, May 3, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Venue Details

Little 5 Points Community Center

1083 Austin Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30307 Little 5 Points Community Center
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