B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company Building

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B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company Building
B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company Building, Atlanta.jpg
B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company Building in 2020
Location686 Greenwood Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Built1909
NRHP reference No.100003173
Added to NRHPDecember 6, 2018

The B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company Building is a historic building in Atlanta, Georgia. Located in the Virginia–Highland neighborhood, the building was built in 1909 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

History

The building was constructed in 1909 to serve as a showroom and headquarters for the B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company.[1] B. Mifflin Hood, a businessman who had moved to Atlanta from Philadelphia, founded the company in 1904 and distinguished his company from his competitors by marketing his products as "non-convict brick", as Hood did not participate in the convict leasing system that was prevalent in Georgia at this time.[2] Hood also helped to improved the brick-making industry in the Southern United States by introducing new technological advancements and by founding a Ceramic Engineering Department at the Georgia School of Technology.[1] In 1921, the building underwent a massive renovation project that tripled the area of the building.[2] B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company would continue to operate in the building until 1947.[3] On December 6, 2018, the one-story, 11-bay building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The building is located along the BeltLine.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "B. Mifflin Hood Brick Company Building Listed in the National Register of Historic Places". Historic Preservation Division. Georgia Department of Natural Resources. December 21, 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Johnston, Andy (February 20, 2017). "Brick company building on Beltline could get recognition". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Howarth, Dan (June 8, 2017). "Five houses to snoop around during Atlanta Design Festival 2017". Dezeen. Retrieved February 15, 2020.

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