Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

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Callanwolde
Location980 Briarcliff Rd., NE, Atlanta, Georgia
Area11.9 acres (4.8 ha)
Built1917
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
Governing bodyLocal
NRHP Reference #73002137[1]
Added to NRHPApril 23, 1973
 
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Callanwolde
Location980 Briarcliff Rd., NE, Atlanta, Georgia
Area11.9 acres (4.8 ha)
Built1917
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
Governing bodyLocal
NRHP Reference #73002137[1]
Added to NRHPApril 23, 1973

Callanwolde is a Gothic-Tudor mansion on a 12.5 acre estate in Druid Hills, adjacent to Atlanta, Georgia. From 1920 to 1959, it was the family home of Charles Howard Candler (1878-1957), the eldest son of Asa Griggs Candler, the co-founder of Coca-Cola.

Howard Candler was chairman of the board of trustees of Emory University from 1929 until his death in 1957. In 1959 his widow donated Callanwolde estate and many furnishings, to Emory, which then sold it to the First Christian Church, which owned it until DeKalb County purchased it in 1971.[2]

Now the property houses the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, which offers classes and workshops for all ages in visual, literary and performing arts. Special performances, gallery exhibits, outreach programs and fundraising galas are presented throughout the year. The name "Callanwolde" is based on an ancestor's home in Callan, Ireland, plus the Old English word for "woods" ("wolde").

Callanwolde is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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