Tag Archives: Fulton County

Atlanta Constitution Building-Atlanta, Georgia

Some may know this as the Georgia Power Building because they were the second occupants. This Art Moderne building was built in 1947. It was in use until 1982. Unfortunately, it has been vacant ever since. It’s a critical building that needs to be restored. Architect Adolph Wittman designed the building. There have been various plans for the building, but there have been no movements towards restoration.

Photo is courtesy of the Library of Congress and the Historic American Buildings Survey.

The Georgia School of Technology-Atlanta, Georgia

This is an 1898 photo of the Georgia Institute of Technology back when it was known as the The Georgia School of Technology. The building on the right is Tech Tower. The building on the left is the second shop building. It was built in 1892-1893 after the original shop building burned. It cost $12,000 to rebuild the second shop building.

This photo was featured in a book co-published by the Chamber of Commerce and City Council.

Reference: Martin, T. H. Atlanta Chamber of Commerce., Atlanta (Ga.). City Council. (1898). Hand book of the city of Atlanta: A comprehensive review of the city’s commercial, industrial and residential conditions. Atlanta, Ga.: The Southern industrial publishing company.

Palmour House-College Park, Georgia

The Palmour House was built in 1892 for Dr. William and Alice Crenshaw and their family. The home was affectionately known as “Annabelle.” I am unable to determine why. There are no immediate relatives with the name of “Annabelle.”

The home was built by Alice’s brother, William Cox, who graduated from Cornell University. He also designed Cox College, a women’s college that once operated near the home.

The home was constructed of brick from the dirt excavated to build the enormous basement.

The home later became known as the Palmour House. Dr. Crenshaw’s daughter, Mary Louise, and her husband, Oscar, purchased the home from the Crenshaw estate.

Dr. Crenshaw and his daughter were talented gardeners, especially with flowers. At one time, a chrysanthemum was named for Mary. I am unable to locate an image of the flower.

November 8, 1928 article in The Atlanta Constitution
June 1, 1933 image in The Atlanta Constitution

Leyden House Columns-Atlanta, Georgia

The Peachtree Circle Apartments are connected to one of the oldest grand homes in Atlanta. Built in 1858, the Leyden House survived the Civil War and at least one fire to finally be demolished by the wrecking ball of development.

The home was located on Peachtree Street in downtown. It’s neighbor was the Governor’s Mansion. In 1913, Asa Candler purchased the land for the development. He had the columns moved for the building of the Woodberry Hall School for Girls, which is now the Peachtree Circle Apartments in Ansley Park.

Simeon and Jane Rucker Home-Milton, Georgia

The hall and parlor log cabin is one of the few original log cabins left in north Georgia. Built in 1833 in an area once known as Crabapple in Milton County, the Rucker home was built in 1833. While the home has been expanded in the back, the original log cabin has stayed in tact.