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Glenn Building
Glenn Building, ATL.jpg
Glenn Building in 2020
Glenn Building is located in Downtown Atlanta
Glenn Building
Location in downtown Atlanta
Glenn Building is located in Atlanta
Glenn Building
Location in Atlanta
Glenn Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Glenn Building
Location in Georgia
Glenn Building is located in the United States
Glenn Building
Location in United States
Location110 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Coordinates33°45′25″N 84°23′35″W / 33.756983°N 84.392969°W / 33.756983; -84.392969 (Glenn Building)Coordinates: 33°45′25″N 84°23′35″W / 33.756983°N 84.392969°W / 33.756983; -84.392969 (Glenn Building)
Arealess than one acre
Built1923
ArchitectWadley B. Wood
George A. Fuller
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Websiteglennhotel.com
NRHP reference No.08000350
Added to NRHPApril 29, 2008

The Glenn Building is a historic building on Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Built in 1923 as an office building, the building was converted to a boutique hotel in 2006 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

History

The Glenn Building was built in 1923. That same year, construction of the Spring Street viaduct led to a boom in development on the west side of downtown Atlanta which included the nearby Bona Allen Office Building. The ten-story building was designed by Wadley B. Wood of Washington, D.C. and originally served as an office building. It was named after former mayor of Atlanta John Thomas Glenn. An Art Deco parking garage was constructed adjacent to the building in 1928, but was demolished in the 1990s and replaced by a larger parking garage.[1] In the late 1980s, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta purchased the building as a possible expansion site, but sold the building after deciding to instead relocate to midtown Atlanta.[1][2]

In 2003, Central Atlanta Progress placed the building on a top 10 "development opportunities" in downtown Atlanta, alongside other derelict or abandoned buildings such as the Medical Arts Building and the Winecoff Hotel.[3][4][5] In 2006, the building underwent a $6 million renovation that converted the building into a boutique hotel as part of the Autograph Collection under Marriott International.[6] Several sources cite the Glenn Hotel as the first boutique hotel in downtown Atlanta.[7][8] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[2] In 2015, Alexi Torres was commissioned by the building owners to paint a mural on a side of the building.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Glenn Building". Atlanta Preservation Center. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Speno, Lynn; Ellis, Marion (February 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Glenn Building". National Park Service. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Stafford, Leon (October 15, 2009). "Downtown group eyes buildings for rehabilitation". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Stafford, Leon (September 30, 2016). "Help! Top 10 downtown Atlanta eyesore buildings, sites". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Stafford, Leon (August 23, 2009). "New purposes for Atlanta's old eyesores". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  6. ^ Stafford, Leon (March 11, 2016). "Hotels find prime locations in old offices". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  7. ^ Schemmel, William (2009). Georgia Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places (9th ed.). Rowman & Littlefield. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7627-5350-5 – via Google Books. Downtown Atlanta's first boutique hotel is a hip makeover of a 1920s office building.
  8. ^ McDonald, Janice (2010). Insiders' Guide to Atlanta (9th ed.). Rowman & Littlefield. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7627-6294-1 – via Google Books. Downtown Atlanta's first boutique hotel is a very 2000's makeover of a 1920's office building.
  9. ^ Oliviero, Helena (August 8, 2015). "Mural gives Glenn Hotel a new look". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved March 10, 2020.

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