Saturday, February 7, 2015

Five Atlanta Schools for Sale: Challenges for Property Managers and Optimists.

Is allowing our abandoned schools to rot in place efficient for taxpayers? I hope not.

Can schools be world class in teaching AND in managing real estate? Unlikely and neither is easy.

Can we do better? I hope so.

I urge you to take a field trip and see these places in person. You can visit all five in a couple of hours and getting there is a big part of the fun because you've probably never been to these neighborhoods.

If you are interested, join the Facebook group: SAVE Atlanta's Historic Schools. Get on the Atlanta Preservation Center's mailing list (bottom of the page). Join if you can.

The maps are in this blog post. The Channel 46 video is at the very bottom.



This is George W. Adair School (1912), abandoned for about 40 years, diamonds in brick with deteriorating plywood, a block from the SW BeltLine.

Here are the five starting with the "class photo." Price and dimensions from  CNL Commercial Real Estate's website on 2015-02-07.
20150203_110728  2015-02-03 Preston Arkwright School 1261 Lockwood Drive Atlanta
Preston Arkwright School (1955)
1261 Lockwood Drive 30311
$485,000 30,829 SF acres: 4.06
Venetian Hills
IMG_5993 2015-02-05 George W Adair School 10th Ward 711 Catherine St Atlanta Adiar Park
George W Adair School (1912)
711 Catherine St Atlanta 30310
Adair $350,000 37,610 SF acres: 1.2
Adair Park
20150203_121738 2015-02-03 West Atlanta Elementary School Kimberly Road
West Atlanta Elementary School (1978 & 94)
1335 Kimberly Road Atlanta 30331
$2,900,000 51,588 SF acres: 14.32
20150203_112606 2015-02-03 Rosalie H Wright Elementary School 350 Autumn Lane
Rosalie H Wright Elementary School (1958 & 69)
350 Autumn Lane Atlanta 3031
$510,000 24,192 SF acres: 1.9
Florida Heights 
20150127_123013 2015-01-27 Milton Elementary School 1915 Chosewood Park 202 Milton AVE 30315 Atlanta
Milton Elementary School (1915)
202 Milton AVE 30315 Atlanta
$415,000 20,452 SF acres: 2.446
Chosewood Park


George W Adair School (1912) in Adair Park  My 126 photos of Adair in Flickr.
711 Catherine St Atlanta 30310

A corner landmark overlooking a park, a charming setting.

IMG_5970 2015-02-05 George W Adair School 10th Ward 711 Catherine St Atlanta Adiar Park
Even the backside of Adair is amazing..

2015-02-05 George W Adair School 10th Ward 711 Catherine St Atlanta Adiar Park site plan
The site.





Milton Elementary School (1915) in Chosewood Park My 60 Flicker Pictures of Milton Elementary.
202 Milton AVE 30315 Atlanta

 On the neighborhood's edge.

 
20150127_123059 2015-01-27 Milton Elementary School 1915 Chosewood Park 202 Milton AVE 30315 Atlanta

Milton Elementary Choosewood Park Milton Avenue 202 Milton Ave 30315 Choosewood Park site plan




Preston Arkwright School (1955) My 54 pictures of Arkwright on Flickr.
1261 Lockwood Drive 30311

On a hillside among houses in Venetian Hills.

20150203_110714

2015-02-03 Preston Arkwright School 1261 Lockwood Drive Atlanta





Rosalie H Wright Elementary School (1958 & 69) My 40 pictures of Wright on Flickr.
350 Autumn Lane Atlanta 30310

Smallish school among smallish houses on the northwestern edge of Westview Cemetery.

IMG_5849 2015-02-03 Rosalie H Wright Elementary School 350 Autumn Lane
From the parking lot.

2015-02-03 Preston Arkwright School 1261 Lockwood Drive Atlanta site plan






West Atlanta Elementary School (1978 & 94) My 58 photos of West Atlanta in Flickr.
1335 Kimberly Road Atlanta 30331

On a hilltop anticipating development of Kimberly road which apparently didn't develop beyond Ashley Courts.

20150203_120142 2015-02-03 West Atlanta Elementary School Kimberly Road

West Atlanta Elementary School 1335 Kimberly Road 30331 site plan





The Channel 46 Video thanks to Steve the producer and Trevar Bacome.

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