The Collins Avenue Historic District is a collection of late nineteenth-century Victorian-era houses and early twentieth-century Craftsman-style bungalows that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, and designated as a Local Historic District by the City of Acworth in 1998.
The district represents two periods of development for Acworth. The first period, 1890-1910, includes most of the structures located towards the southern end of Collins Avenue (including the Collins-Smith House which was built around 1850, and was once part of a 200 acre farm). The McMillan-Parks House, built in 1897, was moved to the northern end of Collins Avenue in the early 1980s.
The latter period, 1920-1930 is represented by four Craftsman-style bungalows which were constructed by Frederick J. Kienel, general manager of the Unique Knitting Company who had located a mill in Acworth in 1928, using plans taken from Atlanta architect Leila Ross Wilburn’s pattern book Ideal Homes of Today.