Lindbergh, Atlanta

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Lindbergh Center MARTA subway station with one of the two AT&T Towers in the background

Lindbergh, officially Lindbergh/Morosgo, is a neighborhood in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. Most of the neighborhood consists of multi-use development combining retail, office and residential space.[1]


Lindbergh is bordered on the northwest by a freight railroad line, across which lie the Peachtree Park, Garden Hills, and Peachtree Hills neighborhoods. The eastern border is Georgia 400 and Pine Hills. The Armour industrial area is to the southwest, and to the southeast is I-85 and Lindridge/Martin Manor.[2]


A lake known as Mooney's Lake was originally located in Lindbergh, on the east side of Piedmont Road. Deuward S. Mooney developed it into a recreation center in 1920. It had two spring water pools, a lake for swimming and canoeing, horseback riding, miniature golf, and a railroad. Food was sold at the pavilion, and there was dancing to jukebox music. The pavilion burned down in the 1950s and subsequently went out of business.[3]

In 1958, Mooney's Lake was drained and the developers Jordan, Davis and Carter[4] built the Broadview Shopping Center (later "Lindbergh Plaza mall").[5][6] By 1963, the center housed about 30 retail stores,[7] including a two-level K-mart as well as the Great Southeast Music Hall, where in the 1970s prominent artists played, such as Billy Joel, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sex Pistols, and BB King. During this time, the Georgia Department of Transportation was acquiring land for what is now Georgia Route 400 freeway, and so the surrounding land had a network of dirt roads, one of which was located where Sidney Marcus Boulevard is today and which connected Buford Highway to Lindbergh Drive.[8]

In the late 1990s, planning began between MARTA, the City, developers, and BellSouth to build a town center for the neighborhood in the area surrounding the MARTA station and renovate Lindbergh Plaza shopping mall.[9][10] Lindbergh City Center opened in phases starting in 2003,[11] while Lindbergh Plaza's renovation won the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2006 "Mixed-Use Deal of the Year" award.


Lindbergh serves as a transportation hub, both in terms of roads and transit. Georgia 400 reaches its terminus at I-85. The Lindbergh MARTA station is a hub for MARTA buses, and is also a terminus of the Georgia Bus Company "jitneys" (minibuses) that ply Buford Highway. Lindbergh Center's function as a transit hub may strengthen, as it has been identified as a northern terminus of BeltLine corridor light rail routes, as well as a possible northern terminus for a rail line to Emory University along the Clifton Corridor.

PATH400 is a multi-use trail that passes through the eastern portion of Lindbergh.


  1. ^ "Yet another Walmart proposed in Atlanta, this time near Lindbergh - Atlanta Creative Loafing". Atlanta Creative Loafing.
  2. ^ "City of Atlanta, NPU Maps" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Barnard, Susan Kessler (16 April 2018). Buckhead. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 9780738567549 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Directory of Shopping Centers in the United States and Canada". National Research Bureau, Incorporated. 16 April 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Lindbergh Plaza Mall, built in 1958 and located across the street from Lindbergh Center" in The New Transit Town: Best Practices In Transit-Oriented Development, Hank Dittmar, Gloria Ohland (eds.)
  6. ^ ""Broadview Shopping Center", Atlanta History Center". Archived from the original on February 24, 2014.
  7. ^ 1963 Census of Business. U.S. Government Printing Office. 16 April 1966. p. 11 – via Internet Archive.
  8. ^ Palaces, Jerry's Brokendown (December 19, 2011). "Jerry's Brokendown Palaces: Great Southeast Music Hall, 2581 Piedmont Road N.E. (Broadview Plaza), Atlanta, GA".
  9. ^ Dittmar, Hank; Ohland, Gloria (16 April 2018). The New Transit Town: Best Practices In Transit-Oriented Development. Island Press. ISBN 9781559631174 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "MARTA's Lindbergh City Center project is good for metro Atlanta", Atlanta Business Chronicle, Paul Vespermann, January 29, 2001
  11. ^ "The : Q&A", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 6, 2003

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Coordinates: 33°49′30″N 84°21′54″W / 33.825°N 84.365°W / 33.825; -84.365

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