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Southern Bell Telephone Company Building
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, ATL.jpg
AT&T Communications Building (2020)
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building is located in Downtown Atlanta
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building is located in Atlanta
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building is located in the United States
Southern Bell Telephone Company Building
Location51 Peachtree Center Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°45′20″N 84°23′8″W / 33.75556°N 84.38556°W / 33.75556; -84.38556Coordinates: 33°45′20″N 84°23′8″W / 33.75556°N 84.38556°W / 33.75556; -84.38556
Built1929
ArchitectMarye, Alger & Vinour
Architectural styleArt deco
NRHP reference No.78000985
Added to NRHPDecember 01, 1978[1]

The Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, now known as the AT&T Communications Building, is the main telephone exchange for downtown Atlanta, Georgia. It is located at 51 Peachtree Center Avenue, on the northeast corner of Auburn Avenue.

It was designed for Southern Bell by Marye, Alger and Vinour, in an austere art deco style. Originally planned to be 25 stories in height, which would have made it the tallest building in Atlanta, it was completed in 1929 at six stories. Additions in 1947, 1948 and 1963 brought it to its present 14 stories.[2]

The building is crowned by a microwave communications tower.

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Sams, Gerald W. (ed), AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta, page 41. University of Georgia Press, 1993.

External links

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