Capitol Heights Lions

CH Lions

Here are the familiar Capitol Heights Lions . . . which flank Madison Terrace at its intersection with Madison Avenue. Capitol Heights was incorporated in 1909 as a suburb with a population of 12,000. Such growth was made possible by the extension of the streetcar line way out to Electric Park (the park was located in the ravine just off the Atlanta Highway where Coliseum Boulevard comes in). (Much like todays Pike Road was made possible by I-85.) Capitol Heights was made desirable by its high elevation, which diminished the mosquito population. The town expanded North of Madison Avenue into an area called Lee Place, in the early 1920s. Thus the left lion is inscribed “Lee Place”, and the right lion says “Capitol Heights”. In 1925 the town was annexed into Montgomery.


Capitol Heights Map, 1904

-Charles Humphries

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