Throughout modern history, Atlanta has been famously proficient at tearing down significant buildings. Countless beautiful structures from across the decades have succumbed to progress — and parking lots. Sometimes, visionaries are there as the wrecking balls descend, collecting pieces of the buildings for later uses. Sometime they aren't. While it's convenient to blame the "progressive" 1970s for much of the destruction, this handy map proves that Atlantans have been cannibalizing architectural elements for more than a century. And some of them are still randomly scattered around town.
By no means an exhaustive map, feel free to add those sites that you know of around the city, where historic buildings can be found serving a new purpose.
· Carnegie Library Stones [History Atlanta]
· The Equitable Building of 1892 [History Atlanta]
· Columns support important chapter of Atlanta history [Neighbor Newspapers]
· Eiseman Building Facade, Five Points MARTA Station [ATL Urbanist]
· The Old Leyden House Columns [History Atlanta]Read More