Built in 1947, this building was home to the Atlanta Constitution newspaper until 1955. Vacant since 1972.
Photos taken on April 24, 2008.
The old C & S Building on Flickr.
The old C & S building in downtown Atlanta was built in 1901. According to stuff I read on the web, it was the first steel framed building built in Atlanta.
Downtown Skyline after the Tornado on Flickr.
This is a view from the Underground Atlanta parking deck. It shows some of the damage caused when a tornado hit downtown Atlanta on March 14th, 2008.
Marley’s on Flickr.
This used to be one of many vacant buildings on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Formerly Marley’s and a thrift store called Potpourri, it was redeveloped shortly after this photo was taken.
Sears Building on Flickr.
Sears, Roebuck & Co. opened this gigantic retail store and warehouse on Ponce de Leon Avenue in 1926. It was still being used as a warehouse until 1989. The city of Atlanta occupied a small portion of the building from 1991 to 2008. An ambitious plan to revitalize the building was announced around 2004. But, as of 2010, the belly of the monster was still empty.
Melton’s on Flickr.
Do you remember Melton’s? I sure do. But, I also remember cassettes and DAT players and some other magical relics from Ancient Times.
The Wrecking Bar on Flickr.
According to an article in the Ponce Press, the old Victor Kriegshaber house was built in 1900. In recent decades it served as the Wrecking Bar, an architectural antique store. When I took these photos, the old abandoned building was looking pretty rough.