Ida Elliott (Mini)

Ida Elliott was a young working class girl from Bellwood, today the area along Marietta Street, from 8th North Avenues. Mule-drawn trolleys came to the area in 1882, electric streetcars in 1894 and was annexed into Atlanta in 1897. 

In 1896, a sensational news story landed the neighborhood on the front page of the local papers. Since so much of our history is always about the successful, the rich, the prominent, and it’s not often that we know about the lives of the poor, or working class, or just regular everyday people from Atlanta’s past. 

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