The Loring Heights neighborhood in Atlanta gets its name from Brigadier-General William Wing Loring of the Provisional Army of the Confederate States.  An historic marker of "Loring's Hill" (shown right) is located in the neighborhood on Trabert Avenue.

The neighborhood was originally two separate subdivisions; Lynhurst Acres to the south of Deering Road and Loring Heights to the north of Deering Road.  Now, they are combined as a single neighborhood according to the Atlanta NPU.  Most of the homes in Loring Heights were built in the 1940s, but there are several recent renovations and new-construction homes as well.

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Loring Heights ariel view circa 1949. Click photo for an interactive version of this photo overlayed on a Google Map. Courtesy of Georgia State University.

If you would like to contribute to this page, please send your submissions to Loring Heights website admin.  In the mean time, enjoy these "then & now" photos, courtesy of AtlantaTimeMachine.com:

1590 Loring Drive
383 N. Garden Lane
Loring Drive street view