Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Year in Demolition - Atlanta 2013

We lost a Neel Reid and an I.M Pei this year.

The McCord Apartments by Hentz, Reid & Adler, job number 491 occupied in 1923.

It was on Seventh Street behind the Starbucks.

The I. M. Pei designed Gulf Oil Building. "The building was architect I. M. Pei's first project, built in 1949 ..."  - Wiki

Buffed and ready for apartments, half built as of this writing.

Loca Luna was on the same block as the McCord.

They are repurposing the Ramada Inn.

But the Ramada's parking lot had to go.

Building 1 at the CDC left the campus.

It got a bit sideways in the process.

103 Fort Street is history.

You had to stand on the porch to appreciate the weirdest brise soleil in Atlanta.

Now it's one more buffed lot on the fringes of the Auburn Avenue Historic District and the Old Fourth Ward.

The old stone sanctuary in Hapeville took all year to tear down.

It was a bear.

Most folks never saw it anyway, an unmanageable landmark lost in a place with few landmarks.

The Crum and Forster is 2/3's gone.

It still classes up the neighborhood.

The Hulse House was the shocker, not even 30 years old.

But there it goes.

Mt. Vernon Baptist is in Falcons stadium territory.

Friendship Baptist too, go look before they are gone.

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