Built in 1935, this international-style house is located near downtown Gadsden, Alabama. I don’t often see modern homes built from this time period in this part of the country. I believe this home was specifically built for someone because it does not look like any other home in the neighborhood. I love how the curves of the house and sidewalk complement the curve of the fence and roadway.
Dr. Horace Mann Bond was an educator and social activist who spent his final years in Atlanta. After serving as president of Lincoln University, he resigned and began serving as the Dean of Education at Atlanta University.
When he first arrived, he lived on Beckwith Street with his wife, Julia, and their three children, Jane, James, and Julian. By 1967, they lived on Lee Street, now Westview Drive.
James and Julian ran successful political campaigns from this apartment building. James was a member of the Atlanta City Council. Julian was the head of the NAACP and SNCC. He served in both houses of the Georgia legislature.
Julia and Horace are buried in Southview Cemetery. Julian was cremated and his ashes were scattered. I am assuming this is a cenotaph, or some of his ashes are buried here, too.