Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tiny Church on 8th at Fielder Awaits Mixed Use-ification

I call it the Octane Coffee District and I have a secret parking spot when it's busy over there. I take 8th street down from the Marietta Street ridge and park on Fiedler Avenue next to this nondescript little church building. (Note to self: Didn't I just blog a Neel Reid Mansion?)



Last week I peeked inside.


In the Brady-10th-Northside triangle of flattop warehouses this little gabled shotgun with stained glass is the "difference" that I often find irresistible.

Those magnolias were probably perfect for about 5 years then got too expensive to take down.


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Where to park: Fielder Avenue.There's the Architecture Tourist-mobile.

20170722_192227 2017-07-22 Christ Church Midtown 645 8th St. N.W. Atlanta
I don't know about Christ Church Midtown, but in 2013 the House of Prayer Pentecostal Holiness Church sold it to a developer (a) "...recognized and respected leader of urban development in Atlanta, Georgia - focusing on the revitalization of under-utilized areas and transforming them into vibrant neighborhoods."

So it awaits mixed use-ification. Lot: 6,050 sf / 0.1389 acres, built 1955 3,360 sf.
 20170730_082210 2017-07-30 Christ Church Midtown stained glass
My father's advice was that if you keep the grass mowed, it'll be fine. No foundation planting, no problem, no pesky pruning either.

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Not fixing these.

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Bushy on the west side.

20170722_192409 2017-07-22 Christ Church Midtown 645 8th St. N.W. Atlanta stained glass pe
Windows in fair shape over here. Are there dedications and memorials on these windows?

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Last week the sun was shining just right and I realized I could hold my camera over my head to see inside the front windows.

20170722_192205 2017-07-22 Christ Church Midtown inside through front window stained glass

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20170722_192315 2017-07-22 Christ Church Midtown 645 8th St. N.W. Atlanta inside through front window stained glass

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20170722_192317 2017-07-22 Christ Church Midtown 645 8th St. N.W. Atlanta inside through front window stained glass pew pews




Thanks,
Terry

2 comments:

  1. I'd often thought I'd love to have a studio in a church, oh the light streaming through the stained glass windows and the high ceilings and big expanse of open space, I've seen so many abandoned over the years, such a shame; there is a variety of magnolia that is slightly dwarf staying at about 20 feet, called little gem, that would have been a good one to plant there.

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    1. Like this one http://architecturetourist.blogspot.com/2013/10/602-carteret-street-why-dont-you-take.html

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