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Downtown Flashback Feature
Each month, the East Point Historical Society provides an article for the "Flashback Feature" for the Downtown Newsletter. Each article highlights a piece of East Point's vibrant history. More information about East Point's history is available at the East Point Historical Society located at 1685 Norman Berry Drive, East Point, GA 30344. You can contact them at (404) 767-4656 or visit www.eastpoinths.org. All "Flashback Features" will be archived on the website and can be accessed at any time.
West Cleveland Avenue Businesses
The brick storefronts on the south side of West Cleveland Avenue between Main and East Point streets (1600 thru 1608) have been standing since approximately 1928.
In the 30s & 40s, this building housed real estate offices, dry cleaners, a justice of the peace, furniture stores, a jeweler, and a plumbing company.
Per the 1950 Atlanta City Directory, the businesses in this block were Puryear Cleaners, Oliver Electronics, Georgia Milk Producers Federation (dba Miss Georgia Dairies), Sutton Dry Cleaners, & H. S. Starrett Plumbing Co.
In the 70s & 80s, the businesses listed in the Atlanta Suburban City Directory were Puryear Cleaners, Foy- Johnson Paint & Wallpaper, Bailey Shoe Repair, and White’s Florist.
Today, the businesses include United Tax Service, Three Southern Girls Tea Room, TP Productions Dinner Theatre & Ethic, Inc.
Bottom, right: Oliver Electronics circa 1950s on West Cleveland Avenue between East Point & Main Street. George P. Oliver and his wife Helen lived in East Point in the 500 block of Thompson Avenue.