We've lost bigger buildings, finer designs, and more historic places lately. But this funky little flatrion - I'm taking it pretty hard. I have an uncanny attachment to it and I'm not the only one.
It was still there on Friday May 1. Go see, there's a map at the bottom of this post.
It was last the Tabernacle Missionary Holiness Church. Before? Do you know? Do you have a picture?
" 102 Fifth Ave. was built c. 1916-1920. I suspect the City of Decatur is
anxious to see this parcel open up for a number of reasons, one of the
biggest being the current owner is a religious, i.e., tax-exempt,
entity. When the City Commission approves the bid tonight, it will place
a $21,000 lien on the property to cover the demolition costs, etc.
Expect to see soon a request to rezone and redevelop the property so
that the City can add it to the tax digest." Thanks to David Rotenstein
On one of our most picturesque streets, the oddest building is the most memorable.
" Bid Award.
Recommend accepting a proposal from Leon Benton
Construction, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia in the amount of $18,750 for the
demolition and removal of a dilapidated building of the building at 102
Fifth Avenue. "
Somebody must have lived up there.
Why did they cover the brick?
Are folks squatting there?
If you can't get by, here's the video, about five minutes long.
From Dekalb County Tax Records
More pictures of Tabernacle Missionary Holiness Church 102 5th Ave Decatur Georgia.
"Most landmarks and focal points in cities - of which we need more, not
fewer - come from the contrast of use radically different from its
surroundings, and therefore inherently special-looking, happily located
to make some drama and contrast of the inherent difference ... noble
buildings ... set within the matrix of the city, instead being sorted
out and withdrawn into 'courts of honor'"- Page 228, ”The Death and Life of Great American Cities” - Jane Jacobs, Vintage Books Edition 1991
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