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Architecture Tourist · 4d ago

I told Isabel, "It's like a dagger to an Atlantan's heart if you..."

After her extraordinary talk I told Isabel Castilla, "It's like a dagger to an Atlantan's heart if you...""If you don't say the Atlanta BeltLine is the coolest thing EVER." "I didn't say any...
Architecture Tourist · 2W ago

Tribute to 461 North Highland a Double Terminated Vista

I'm sure you know. 461 North Highland rewards every time so I'm giving it a shout out.We don't have many of these. We don't produce this kind of extravagance anymore not even in our most bod...
Architecture Tourist · 2M ago

Teardown: Bethel Outreach Deliverance Church, Adams Street

It was different and doomed, it won't be remembered or missed, but its loss leaves the neighborhood with a little less.  I have a thing about these "different" places set among subdivision m...
Architecture Tourist · 2M ago

Philip McDuffie House (1922) Hentz, Reid & Adler, a "Neel Reid" Part 2 of 2

We don't know how much is Neel Reid, how much is Hentz, Reid & Adler, how much is not. Away from the big public rooms things get less Neel Reid-y don't you think? Brown marble floors for exa...
Architecture Tourist · 3M ago

Tiny Church on 8th at Fielder Awaits Mixed Use-ification

I call it the Octane Coffee District and I have a secret parking spot when it's busy over there. I take 8th street down from the Marietta Street ridge and park on Fiedler Avenue next to this...
Architecture Tourist · 3M ago

Philip McDuffie House (1922) Hentz, Reid & Adler, a "Neel Reid" Part 1 of ?

If Neel Reid himself walked though the front door of 7 Cherokee today, he'd likely say, "You haven't changed this foyer in 90 years! Let's get to work." That's what I think anyway.The new ow...
Architecture Tourist · 6M ago

Keeping Morrow Weird: Branch Library by Scogin, Elam, and Bray

It was my birthday and I am the Architecture Tourist after all. I was in Stockbridge, Google said it was only eight minutes to the Carol Cobb Turner Branch Library in Morrow by Scogin, Elam,...
Architecture Tourist · 6M ago

The thing about Neel Reid is...I'm not sure.

The "thing about Neel Reid" for me is that his houses make me feel great, welcome, comfortable, human.Though he died at age 40 in 1926 J. Neel Reid remains Atlanta's most esteemed architect....
Architecture Tourist · 7M ago

Growing Atlanta's Preservation Community

We are all so busy. So how can we engage Atlanta’s enthusiasts, activists, its energy, and generous spirit? Please join me Sunday, March 26, 4:30pm at the Atlanta Preservation Center and le...
Architecture Tourist · 9M ago

They Tore It Down the Next Day

I'll be dog if they didn't tear it down the very next day. It was at 2348 Hosea Williams where Second Avenue crosses Hosea - a forlorn corner that's coming back.I've been passing here for mo...