Did you know several of MNA’s founders were the chief architects of Colony Square? Colony Square is credited with spearheading the development of Atlanta’s Midtown in 1968-72.
Henri Jova and his neighbors, Stanly Daniels and John Busby, were living in Midtown and were part of the original founding members of MNA in the mid-60s. Their architectural firm, Jova/Daniels/Busby, created many significant Atlanta landmarks, including Colony Square (1969-1972), the first mixed-use development in the Southeast United States, complete with its own zip code. Other projects included the Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta City Hall Addition, and the Round Bank on Monroe Drive.
Henri Jova’s long commitment to Midtown and his efforts in starting the Midtown Neighborhood Association earned him the nickname, “the honorary mayor of Midtown.”