Cabbagetown Cottage from the 1880s

Cabbagetown is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, Georgia…there are differing stories about how the neighborhood got its name: In one tale, the moniker is said to have been derived from the presence of cabbage heads grown in the gardens of residents’ yards. Another story says the name came from the number of grocer’s trucks selling cabbages in the neighborhood. In yet another story, the driver of one of those trucks flipped while turning a sharp corner, spilling dozens of cabbages on the road.

The area is the location of one of the South’s first textile processing mills, the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, which was built on the former site of the Atlanta Rolling Mill. Surrounding the factory was a neighborhood of small cottages and one- and two-story shotgun shacks. After the mill closed in 1976, the neighborhood went into decline. During the 1990s, revitalization efforts transformed the neighborhood into a community of art galleries, restaurants and shops.

This little cottage was built some time in the 1880s…take a peek and visit Curbed Atlanta for more photos and information!

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