Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Enjoy Driving Slow on Ponce - Former Atlanta Highlands Church of Christ


When I'm driving Ponce de Leon these days, I'm going slow, I'm people watching, I'm architecture touring. You too?

Ponce is now a destination rather than a place you just want to get through, a good thing I think. This is how to enjoy your slow Ponce drives.

On Monday night this church conversion caught my eye so I stopped for some pictures. It's the  former Atlanta Highlands Church of Christ at 985 Ponce de Leon. Though I've seen it a thousand times, I liked it Monday night.



It's a condo conversion across the street from the Ponce Library.  See the curvy track lights through the left window? Can you imagine this as the balcony lobby?

IMG_20180129_215743 2018-01-29 Former Atlanta Highlands Church of Christ 985 Ponce De Leon at night

I don't know anything about the church, whether it still exists, the building, or the condo conversion but I'd like to.

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If Atlanta had a church street, it would be Ponce Leon. Within two blocks are Druid Hills Presbyterian, Druid Hills Baptist, and Druid Hills Methodist. And 18 more churches between the Varsity and Decatur.

IMG_20180129_215955 2018-01-29 Former Atlanta Highlands Church of Christ 985 Ponce De Leon at night

Lot's of classical ideas here. Engaged portico with open pediment and giant order columns in antes, lancet windows. Dutch Bond brick pattern.

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Got Gothic arches.

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Capstone on the shoulders.

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Think there was stained glass?

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Pretty nice.



Notice the cottage court behind on Blue Ridge on the west wall of Publix?

This is how to enjoy your slow Ponce drives.

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