It's a good look: an old warehouse with fancy doors.
The Virginia Cotton Docks are on Atlanta's BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward. The loading docks served a railroad siding of the BeltLine.
I understand it was a warehouse for the huge Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill about a mile south. That's about all I know.
The Old Fourth Ward is popular these days in part because of spaces like this and the smallish mill houses in the neighborhood. It's late to the gentrification party.
Sometime, somebody converted it to work / live / gallery / gym / warehouse / who knows what lofts.
The conversion included fancy doors, every one unique.
These face the BeltLine proper between Highland Avenue and Irwin Street at the east dead end of John Wesley Dobbs. (Map)
They are hard to see unless you are on the BeltLine.
That would be tough today because BeltLine construction is making a big mess.
But you can see them from the Kevin Rathbun Steak parking lot.
I took these pictures from the back patio of square feet studio.
The door may be open by the mystery abides.
This used to be a gym for aerial silk dancing but I think they moved to Delalb Avenue.
Just inside the door was a balcony with a commanding view of the gym with silk hanging everywhere. Would you have guessed?
I'm partial this this one.
The transom, glass doors, lanterns, urns, trees make it a total package.
The dock itself is a giant covered porch. It should be a prime people watching spot as the Beltline progresses.
There are a bunch more doors at the docks.
This was the BeltLine before, less than a year ago.
This was the dock-of-the-7 doors before.
The green-on-pink door in festive dress was a good place to hang.
This the the BeltLine construction mess today. The 7 doors on the right, Kevin Rathbun Steak, square feet studio building on the left.
See: "Virginia Cotton Docks - Sampson Street, Atlanta" for more.
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