Candler Park has a rich and interesting past, and has undergone many changes over the past century. Here is a documentary from 1980 about Candler Park.
You can also check out some old maps and images in this Flickr gallery.
The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization came into existence in 1971. Here is an article about its history, written in May 1987, and published in the BOND Community Star Newspaper. BOND was short for Bass Organization for Neighborhood Development and it included Candler Park and several other intown neighborhoods (that’s why it is the BOND Community Federal Credit Union). A big thank you to Mary Alice Bray for holding on to great stuff like this, and taking the time to scan it in and share it with the rest of us.
Candler Park BiRacial History Project
Thanks to recent research by the Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project, we can now add another dimension to the Candler Park of decades past: including the rich history of its African American working class neighborhood, and probing local racial dynamics of the 100+ years since the neighborhood was founded. To visit their web site, click here.