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Druid Hills High School

Dekalb County Schools

Emory Univ. and Village

Emory University

Emory University anchors the Druid Hills area with its classic white buildings and landscaped campus. Architect Henry Hornbostel worked on the master plan for Emory University. Hornbostel's grand Italian Renaissance plan included the Quadrangle and a colonade which was never built. His plan was scaled back, but the Quadrangle was built as he planned with buildings spaced evenly around a central grassy area. From the 1920s to the 1950s, Ivey & Crook were responsible for the design and construction of a number of buildings on the campus and built almost 40 buildings on the Emory campus. Their buildings included the Candler Library, Bishop's Hall, Dobbs University Center, and the Administration Building. The Michael C. Carlos Museum (with mummies and more) is also a part of Emory University.

Carlos Museum, Crook & Ivey

Candler Library, Crook & Ivey

Administration Building, Crook & Ivey

Bishops Hall, Crook & Ivey

Dobbs Hall by Crook & Ivey

Dobbs now resides inside a new dining
center designed by architect John Portman

Fraternity Row

 Lullwater House and Park
Lullwater House, which includes 185 acres of woods, fields, and a man-made lake, was built in 1926 for Walter T. Candler. The manor was constructed in an L-shaped Tudor-Gothic style by Crook and Ivey. At that time the entire estate was known as Lullwater Farms. Horses were kept on the estate for racing and cattle grazed on the fields. In 1958, Walter Candler sold the house and land to Emory University. In 1963, Sanford S. Atwood, Emory's sixteenth president, became the first president to take up residence in the Lullwater House. Since 1963, the presidents of Emory University and their families have resided on the estate. In the 1990s, the house underwent major renovations and restoration of the windows and woodwork.
Crook and Ivey used fieldstone that was quarried on the grounds to construct the manor. The house has 7,500-square-feet and sits up on a hill above the lake. Lullwater House was one of Ivey and Crook's first designs and their success with with the house led to many other architectural projects for Emory.
Today, the park surrounding the house is open to the public and many enjoy jogging, strolling a baby, picnicking, walking their dogs, or visiting the geese and ducks that have made the lake their home. The lake spans over eleven-and-a-half acres and was created when Walter Candler placed a dam on the South Peachtree Creek that runs through the park. The geese and ducks that inhabit the area are not shy around people and are popular with visitors.

Emory Village

Small shops and restaurants are found clustered at the Emory Village near the main entrance gate (the Haygood-Hopkins Gate), to Emory University. Although over time the village shops have changed, the village has continued to play an important role in serving Emory University. The small shops are found in a three block area at the intersection of North Decatur Road and Oxford Road. Restaurants and stores include Everybody's Pizza, Cedar Tree, Coldstone Ice Cream, Burrito Art, Park Bench Tap & Grill, Druid Hills Books, Doc Chey’s Noodle House, Shelton's Flowers, Panera Bread, CVS drugstore, Starbucks, and more. Other unique shopping areas near to the University include Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Decatur, and Little Five Points.