Forsyth-Walton Building

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Forsyth-Walton Building
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Forsyth-Walton Building (2019).
Forsyth-Walton Building is located in Downtown Atlanta
Forsyth-Walton Building
Location within Downtown Atlanta
Forsyth-Walton Building is located in Atlanta
Forsyth-Walton Building
Forsyth-Walton Building (Atlanta)
Forsyth-Walton Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Forsyth-Walton Building
Forsyth-Walton Building (Georgia (U.S. state))
Forsyth-Walton Building is located in the United States
Forsyth-Walton Building
Forsyth-Walton Building (the United States)
General information
LocationFairlie–Poplar, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Address52 Walton Street NW
Coordinates33°45′22″N 84°23′27″W / 33.7560°N 84.3907°W / 33.7560; -84.3907
Completed1900
Technical details
Floor count2

The Forsyth-Walton Building is a historic building in the Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Built in 1900 with renovations around 1936, it is one of the oldest commercial buildings in the area.

History

The building was built in 1900 at the intersection of Forsyth Street and Walton Street in the Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown Atlanta.[1][2] Around 1936, an Art Deco facade was added to the building.[1] Today, the building stands as one of the oldest commercial buildings in the district.[1]

In 2014, the building was placed on the Atlanta Preservation Center's list of most endangered historic places in Atlanta.[1] In October 2015, it was announced that a nearby tech building had plans to demolish the building and repurpose the area.[1][3] However, following public outcry, the developers instead announced plans to preserve the building and build an expansion on top of the existing structure.[3][4] As of 2018, no further plans have been announced for the building.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Forsyth-Walton Building". Atlanta Preservation Center. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Stokes, Stephannie (October 28, 2015). "Historic Building Facing Demolition Renews Atlanta Preservation Debate". WABE. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Kahn, Michael (November 12, 2015). "Redesign could Spare Facade of Historic Downtown Building". Curbed Atlanta. Vox Media. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Kahn, Michael (February 8, 2018). "Checking in on Atlanta's 'most annoyingly vacant' spaces, years later". Curbed Atlanta. Vox Media. Retrieved May 10, 2020.

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