The Workshop, Inman Park, 326 N. Highland Ave, 2014 - 2017
The Workshop was a private studio oasis located at Villa de Grip.
Several artists called The Workshop home, and within its walls they built a sense of sanctuary, resources to build livelihoods, and a supportive family. The Workshop served as a space for exploration, community, and education for all ages and regularly held publicly accessible events and classes on a range of topics. The combination of tools, space, bamboo, skylights, gardens, dogs, treehouses, honey bees, indoor baby birds, tears, laughter, and love made this a magical space to create.
Rangers: Julia Hill, Terp Vairin, Katie Culp, Caroline Smith, and many more.
Truant Student Secret Escape Route, Bridge Spanning Ponce de Leon, Post-Railroad/Pre-BeltLine Era
The train bridge was part of a trail leading from Grady High to Inman Park and Candler Park, used by some students to skip school. The trail began in what is now Piedmont Bark, connected to the tracks, crossed this bridge, and continued southward through abandoned industrial buildings covered in kudzu, encampments, and near misses with police at former City Hall.
This bridge was the most harrowing part of the journey, being merely tar paper over trestles. One misstep could result in falling through and dangling, possibly getting caught, or falling into traffic and definitely getting caught.
Ranger: Paul Byron