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How a Reynoldstown Church Transformation Turned Out

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[Photos by Fredrik Brauer via Kronberg Wall.]

It's been about a year since architecture firm Kronberg Wall laid claim to the vacant Bearden Temple AME church in Reynoldstown, and now that the company's comfortably settled in, they've published photos to show how the sanctuary-to-office transformation turned out. The firm calls the project "a clear embodiment of (their) mission of conscious urban placemaking: intelligent and responsible urban renewal that strengthens the surrounding community," and it sounds like the most significant elements of the circa-1922 temple were spared. Those include stained-glass windows, the original Stone Mountain granite walls and wood floors and a choir that were installed after a devastating fire 65 years ago. With its new lease on urban life, the church is poised in a key location near the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station and on the Eastside Trail's next leg. Below the firm's offices, a 2,000-square-foot downstairs space is still being marketed for lease; suggested uses have included more offices or a yoga studio.

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