Piedmont Hotel

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Piedmont Hotel
Piedmont Hotel 1913.jpg
Postcard of Piedmont Hotel, 1913
General information
TypeHotel
AddressPeachtree at Luckie streets
Town or cityAtlanta, Georgia
CountryUSA
Coordinates33°45′25″N 84°23′19″W / 33.756854°N 84.388618°W / 33.756854; -84.388618Coordinates: 33°45′25″N 84°23′19″W / 33.756854°N 84.388618°W / 33.756854; -84.388618
Opened1903
Renovated1928-9
Demolished1965
Design and construction
ArchitectWillis F. Denny

The Piedmont Hotel was a hotel which took up the block between Peachtree, Luckie, Forsyth and Broad streets in Atlanta, Georgia. The hotel opened with a gala celebration on January 15, 1903. It was built on the site of the homesteads of Atlanta pioneers William Ezzard [1] and Dr. James F. Alexander]. It was Atlanta's first "New York" or Northern-style hotel. It entertained Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. It was the favorite hotel of visiting opera stars until the opening of the Georgian Terrace in Midtown.[2]

The architect was Willis F. Denny, who had also designed Rhodes Hall and the Kriegshaber House on Moreland Avenue, now the Wrecking Bar Brewpub. The hotel was renovated in 1928–1929 and demolished in 1965.[3] Most of the site is now occupied by the Equitable Building at 100 Peachtree St. NE and a plaza in front of the building.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Martin, Thomas H. (1902). Atlanta and Its Builders: A Comprehensive History of the Gate City of the South. Century Memorial Publishing Company. p. 628. OCLC 6898219812.
  2. ^ Garrett, Franklin M. (2011). Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1880s-1930s. University of Georgia Press. p. 439. ISBN 978-0-8203-3904-7.
  3. ^ Martin, Harold H. (1987). Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events : Years of Change and Challenge, 1940-1976. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-0913-2.
  4. ^ "Piedmont Hotel". Atlanta History Photograph Collection. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
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