Grace Towns Hamilton House

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Image courtesy of Brandy Morrison.

Grace Towns Hamilton was the first African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly. She was born in Atlanta on February 10, 1907, and was the daughter of a professor, George Alexander Towns, who taught at Atlanta University (Clark Atlanta).

Hamilton grew up and lived her life near Atlanta University Center.  Her parents’ home is across the street from the historic Herndon Home, a large four-square brick building with a full-width front porch. 

Next door is the house built by Representative Hamilton as her own home in the Mid-century Modern or Ranch style.

Both buildings are in a state of significant disrepair and in need of restoration.

Listed in 2011

Address: 594 University Place SW Atlanta, GA  30310
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
Time: 1910
Architect/Designer: Unknown