Candler Building (Atlanta)

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The Candler Hotel
Candler Building, Atlanta.jpg
Candler Building in 2020
General information
TypeHotel (formerly commercial offices)
Location127 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°45′25″N 84°23′16″W / 33.75689°N 84.38788°W / 33.75689; -84.38788Coordinates: 33°45′25″N 84°23′16″W / 33.75689°N 84.38788°W / 33.75689; -84.38788
Construction started1904
Completed1906
OwnerREM Associates, L.P.
Height
Roof~ 240 ft (73 m)
Technical details
Floor count17
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorge Stewart
George E. Murphy
Structural engineerAmerican Bridge Company
Candler Building
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts
Neo-Renaissance
NRHP reference No.77000424
Significant dates
Designated NHLAugust 24, 1977
Designated ALBOctober 23, 1989
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The Candler Building is a 17-story highrise at 127 Peachtree Street, NE, in Atlanta, Georgia. When completed in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler, it was the tallest building in the city. This location where Houston (now John Wesley Dobbs Ave) joins Peachtree Street was the location of one of the earliest churches in the city which was built on land donated by Judge Reuben Cone in the 1840s. It forms the northern border of Woodruff Park.[6]

Central Bank and Trust, the bank founded by Coca-Cola co-founder Asa Griggs Candler, had its headquarters in the building.[7]

Candler-Bldg-Atlanta-02.jpg

The Beaux-Arts details remain intact and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cornerstone reads "Candler Investment Co. 1904 Geo. E. Murphy Architect".[8]

The building was featured in the 2017 crime film Baby Driver, where it was the site of the first bank robbery committed in the film.[9]

In 2016, the building's owner, REM Associates, L.P., announced plans to convert it to a luxury boutique hotel.[10] The Candler Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton opened on October 24, 2019. The 265-room hotel retains the building's iconic lobby, with a restaurant named By George in the former Central Bank and Trust location, and 6000 sq ft of meeting space.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Candler Building". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ Candler Building at Emporis
  3. ^ Candler Building at Glass Steel and Stone (archived)
  4. ^ "Candler Building". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ Candler Building at Structurae
  6. ^ a b "National Register of Historical Places - Georgia (GA), Fulton County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. February 12, 2007.
  7. ^ "Candler Building", National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary: Atlanta"
  8. ^ Candler Building--Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
  9. ^ Walljasper, Matt. "A map of all the places Baby Driver filmed in Atlanta". Atlanta Magazine. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Atlanta's Iconic Candler Building to Open Doors As a Hotel In 2017". Hotel News Resource. February 6, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article107722.html

External links

Media related to Candler Building at Wikimedia Commons

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