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Volunteers Fight Graffiti on Maiden Lane

A group of neighbors came together to clean up an eyesore along Maiden Lane in Virginia-Highland

By Laura Voisinet, VaHi Graffiti Task Force

Friday afternoon when most of us were gearing up for the Labor Day holiday, a small but mighty group of neighbors came together to clean up an eyesore along Maiden Lane.

Led by St Charles Ave. west end Street Captain Mike Boyle, and joined by Safety Chair John Wolfinger, power washer extraordinaire Jimmy Lee and highly capable volunteers David Berl, David Binkney, and Todd Matthews, the 755 Apartment Building got its much-needed makeover.

With a fence soon to be erected by the owner, this property should remain clean and no longer be a magnet for taggers on the alley.

Speaking of Maiden Lane, here’s an AJC article from 2008 by Voice contributor John Becker that provides insight as to how some involved VaHi residents and then-City Councilperson Anne Fauver were able to bring some much needed improvements to this forgotten VaHi street.

This article originally ran on the Virginia-Highland Civic Association website.

Tammy September 06, 2012 at 09:37 AM
I have noticed the tag NERSHA on the old Bellsouth building at North Druid Hills and I-85. I always assumed it was some sort of sausage made with Nerf products.
John Wolfinger September 06, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Graffiti makers like to brag about their vandalism - see more NERSHA pix at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidsi/6949841258/?q=nersha
Chris February 26, 2014 at 08:30 AM
The building with the "NERSHA" graffiti was originally a 19 story hotel called the "Executive Park Motor Motel" built in 1971. It was recently purchased by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. (see http://o2.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/quality/82/resize/743x779%5E/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/e0df984f592bc400f9038f517d0ea383)

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