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Rhodes–Haverty Building

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Rhodes–Haverty Building
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Rhodes–Haverty Building in 2012
Location134 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Built1929
ArchitectPringle & Smith; Southern Ferro Concrete Co.
Architectural styleRomanesque, Skyscraper
NRHP reference No.79000725
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 19, 1979[1]
Designated ALBOctober 23, 1989

The historic 21-story Rhodes–Haverty Building was, at the time of its construction in 1929, the tallest building in Atlanta, Georgia. Designed by Atlanta architects Pringle and Smith, the building was built by furniture magnates A. G. Rhodes of Rhodes Furniture and J. J. Haverty of Havertys. It remained the tallest building in Atlanta until 1954.[2]

The building was converted from office use in 1995-1996[3] to become a Marriott Residence Inn, the Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown.

The building and the district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Origin of name

The building was constructed for the Rhodes Haverty Investment Company, a partnership of furniture magnates Amos G. Rhodes of Rhodes Furniture and J. J. Haverty of Haverty's. It was not named for the Rhodes–Haverty Furniture Company (1889-1908), which had already been dissolved.[4]

Immediately across Peachtree Street is the English-American Building, commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  2. ^ Gournay, Isbaelle (1993). Sams, Gerald W. (ed.). AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta. University of Georgia Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-8203-1450-1 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ PKF International (August 19, 2013). "Proposed Hotel at the GWCC Atlanta, Georgia" (PDF). Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rhodes-Haverty Building". AtlantaGA.gov. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2019.

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