Saturday, February 25, 2012

Atlanta Properties Having Landmark Status in 1988

I thought this was interesting. This list of Atlanta properties having Landmark Status was taken from the September 26, 1988 issue of the AJC. How many of these have been lost since then? Off the top of my head I know the YMCA and the William Raoul house were demolished in the 1990s but I'm not certain about some of the others. In any case, most of these are still with us and the city of Atlanta deserves credit for working to protect these landmarks at a time when new commercial development was booming in downtown and midtown.


  1. I'm a big fan of the Varsity, the one landmark that any Atlantan can enjoy any day of the week and the only landmark known for it's aromas.

  2. I wonder why the Muses building is excluded (in the Fairlie-Poplar section)?

    It's pretty impressive that Atlanta, given our history of paving over history, was able to hang on to most all of these buildings even during the construction boom of the 1990s-2000s.

  3. The irony is that these older buildings survived while numerous mid-century buildings were demolished - the C&S building, the Alcoa, the Cabana, the Wachovia on Peachtree, etc.