Saturday, October 18, 2008

North Kirkwood at the tracks and Kirkwood Lofts

Drive west on College Avenue in Decatur. One block past Kirkwood Road, College Avenue turns left and becomes Howard Street. The reward is here:

Build as a track-side commercial building the details are modest but classic. This will look great in another 100 years.

Howard Street has some great houses but I'll save it for another day. Find Kirkwood Lofts, one block east of Howard. This is one of many beautiful recycled school buildings in Atlanta. It sits on it's own hill across the street from a park. You've probably never seen it.

1 comment:

  1. This lovely building at the start of charming Howard St. was, back in the 40s and 50s, an ice house. I suppose ice was delivered by rail (it's right by the train tracks on the right), and we local Kirkwood residents would buy a large block of ice for the 'ice box', a precursor to the refrigerator. Being in an business that was of another era, the building then sat empty for many years. I hope it's being used in some way today.


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