Advocacy and education to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes.
Preservation at Work
Atlanta Daily World Project
In 2012 the APC worked with several neighborhood groups to prevent the demolition of the Atlanta Daily World
Building on Auburn Avenue. In 2014 Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate
purchased the property with plans to redevelop it. This is a win for the Sweet Auburn Landmark District!
The APC is working with Gene Kansas and Gamble & Gamble architects to document the building's restoration as an example of adaptive reuse. Stay tuned for more updates.
On February 4th Lee Ann Gamble of the architecture firm of Gamble and Gamble and Gene Kansas met with APC Executive Director Boyd Coons and Director of Education Paul Hammock for an initial look at the Atlanta Daily World building for the Atlanta Preservation Center's coverage of the adaptive reuse renovation of this historic building.
Mrs. Gamble explained that much of the floor plan will stay the same even though portions of the wood interior have deteroriated from water damage due to roof damage from the 2008 tornado that was left unrepaired. There is now a new roof and the exterior walls are solid. Much of the historic character and charm are still present as shown in the photos. The bottom floors will be used as retail space while the second floor will be two residential apartments.
Work will begin this year on the building and we will be showing the transformation as it happens, so please check back in. We will soon be adding an interview with Gene Kansas telling the story of this building's transition from one of the most endangered historic buildings in Atlanta.
To view photos please click here.