Peacocks On Parade


This public art project was spearheaded by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority. It honors the textile heritage of ‘Peacock Alley’, the nickname given to Highway 41 at the height of chenille bedspread popularity. Catherine Evans Whitener created the chenille process that lead to the invention of modern tufted carpet and Dalton’s position as Carpet Capital of the World. The most recognizable patterns on the bedspreads were peacocks that decorated the exterior of the Highway 41 chenille shops. More information.


  • Adopted By: Alliant Health Plans
  • Artist: H2BCreative
  • Location: Dalton City Hall – Waugh St. at Selvidge St.
  • Adopted By: Carpet Capital Association of Realtors
  • Artist: Shelby Nesper
  • Location: Whitfield Co. Courthouse – King St. at Selvidge St.
  • Adopted By: Dance Theater of Dalton/Toys in the Attic
  • Artist: Paula Plott Gregg
  • Location: Hamilton St. at King St
  • Adopted By: Dalton Civitan Club
  • Artist: Denise Newton
  • Location: Historic Post Office – Crawford St. at Hamilton St.
  • Adopted By: Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority
  • Artist: Keep Dalton Whitfield Beautiful Volunteers
  • Location: Dalton Freight Depot – Depot St. at Morris St.
  • Adopted By: Laughter & Jones Financial
  • Artist: Dr. Karen Heid
  • Location: Laughter & Jones Financial – 115 W. King St.
  • Adopted By: John E/ Davis, Peacock Alley
  • Artist: Brandy Richmond
  • Location: 311 S. Hamilton St.
  • Adopted By: The Sweet Spot
  • Artist: Jes Plott
  • Location: The Sweet Spot – 336 S. Hamilton St.