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Chosewood Park

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When a Living Walls mural by Argentine artist Hyuro, featuring a naked woman, was vandalized after facing resistance from some Chosewood Park residents in 2012, it marked the first time many within the city had heard of the southeast Atlanta neighborhood. Established after the turn of the 19th century, the community first served as housing for employees of the Atlanta Penitentiary, located within its borders. Today, the transitional neighborhood is benefiting from BeltLine development after taking a hard hit from foreclosures and abandonment during the housing crisis. The Chosewood Ballroom, a dancehall and art gallery, and Earthshaking Music, a music store/recording studio, are indicative of the artistic turn this neighborhood has taken in recent years.

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Thursday March 26, 2015 04:00 am EDT