Dunwoody North Monuments Have A History

Originally the Dunwoody North signs were redwood stained with white letters. They were erected by the Dunwoody Home and Garden Club on North Peachtree Road and where the monument is now on Tilly Mill Road.

In the mid nineties the signs were getting very old and tired. Dunwoody North residents were interested in an identity and a logo. The signs and the monuments designed as our logo. It was decided we would place signs at the 4 major entrances to the neighborhood.

Neither homeowner on East Kings Point Circle and North Peachtree Road would grant permission for a sign due to liability concerns. Gerri Penn went to Post Properties and they granted permission for that sign at the present location.

Homeowners on Stonington Road also were concerned or non responsive to the signs and Barbara Dodds obtained permission from the North Atlanta Christain Church for a sign on their property.

When Jolly Development Corporation, Inc. wanted the develop what is now Madison place, one of the conditions of rezoning was they would erect the first DNCA monument per our design at no expense to the DNCA.

The space available for that sign would not support a 4’ x 4’ monument. We agreed to a 2’ x 2’ monument which was erected. Within a short time that monument crumbled, was replaced to the present location with a full monument at no expense to DNCA.

Funds were solicited via the newsletters from residents over a 3 year period. More than 150 homeowners contributed amounts from $5.00 to $200.00. The Dunwoody North Home and Garden Club donated $500.00

The original estimate was $10,000.00 per monument and sign. Chris Weathers, the contractor for the Madisons provided the labor at no cost and secured the bricks for us below cost. North DeKalb Christian Church (before the Meditation Center) sold several palates of bricks at a small % of their value.

On March 10, 1999 Permits for the signs were obtained from DeKalb County.

Monkey grass was originally planted at the base of the monuments to prevent mud stains from soiling the monuments. More recently landscaping was installed. Now the DNCA beautification committee is maintaining the monuments

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