1895 view of Atlanta’s Equitable Building. Located on the corner of Pryor Street and Edgewood Avenue, it was the tallest high-rise in Atlanta when it was completed in 1892. It was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Trust Company of Georgia Building Plaza.
In honor of Halloween, here’s a collection of pics of some of the creepiest Atlanta houses we could find in the archives. Enjoy!
Tucked away behind the AHC’s Swan House is the picturesque Victorian Playhouse. This playhouse has entertained Atlanta children since 1890, and has resided in several Atlanta neighborhoods including Inman Park, Ansley Park, Brookwood Hills, and Buckhead. Donated to the AHC in 1980, the playhouse is a great example of the type of architecture commonly found in Atlanta between 1890 and 1920.
Here’s a list of previous owners and years the playhouse was moved:
1890 - Goldsmith family, Peachtree Street
1906 - Seals family, Inman Park
1910 - Murphy family, Ansley Park
1926 - Hurt family, Brookwood Hills
1932 - Ellis family, Buckhead
1980 - Atlanta History Center
View of Atlanta’s Candler Building under construction in the early 1900s. Completed in 1906, the Candler Building was built by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler. At seventeen stories, it was the tallest building in Atlanta when it was completed.
NEW video tour of the Atlanta History Center’s 1928 Swan House. The Swan House is open daily for tours. Learn more.