Friday, October 30, 2015

Get Thee to Hapevile for Charm, Art, and a Community's Chance


Hapeville is not on the way but it's close by. You should visit. Maybe I can tease you down with a few pictures.

Hapeville is inside the perimeter. It has a compact and picturesque downtown. Its main street (Central Avenue) is just two lanes and somehow embraces the railroad. It has life long residents who love it.

I have family connections. JoAnn's uncle, great uncle, and cousins lived in Hapeville working at Ford and Delta. She lived with Earl and Mae for a summer. I courted her down there. I always liked it and her.

I visited last Saturday evening for the Hapeville Art's Alliance's Gallery Crawl, the unveiling of Katie Lebel's three new pieces for the depot, and "Fire Women" by Charmaine Minniefield in the depot gallery.


Dr. Samuel Hape (1830 - 1915). Portrait by Katie Label on the north side of the Depot now the home of the Hapeville Art Alliance Gallery. Dr. Hape founded Atlanta Dental in 1868 which is still in business today. He's buried in Oakland Cemetery.

Here's a little overview of the town, a 15 Second Video from the pedestrian bridge across the tracks:


The depot is a history museum and gallery.


Mayor Alan Hallman (on ladder) and Councilman Michael Randman unveil Katie's bandstand.


"Fire Women" by Charmaine Minniefield is on display in the depot through October 31.

Hapeville's not that big.

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The beautiful Christ Church is now an event faculty.

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Peek in to see the scissor beams.

IMG_1711 2014-09-06 1890 Hapeville Victorian getting painted Al and Tim detail 2
Find the 1890 Victorian with a fresh paint job. It's just a block south the depot on South Fulton Avenue.












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