E. Rivers Elementary School Celebration

September 5, 2013

The Atlanta Preservation Center invites you to celebrate the history of the E. Rivers Elementary School this Saturday, September 7, 2013.  Join alumni, current students, faculty and staff as well as architecture lovers to give this landmark building a proper send-off before it is demolished. Festivities begin at 11 am in the school courtyard on Peachtree Battle Avenue at the intersection with Peachtree Street.

Speakers will include alumnus Beauchamp Carr and Georgia Tech Professor of Architecture Dr. Robert Craig.

Photographers will be able to get up close and personal with the building for one last photograph.

Alumni and students will have the opportunity to participate in a memorial to be donated to the school.

Reservations are not required.

Crum & Forster Now A Third of Its Former Self

September 3, 2013

The building was cut to separate the third that would remain, image courtesy of Terry Kearns

As has been anticipated, the Georgia Tech Foundation demolished the eastern two-thirds of the Crum & Forster Building at 771 Spring Street on Sunday, September 1, 2013. The long and complex effort to save the entirety of this Landmark building was ceded in February of this year. Details of this endeavor are available here.

View of the eastern end coming down, image courtesy of Terry Kearns

Terry Kearns of Architecture Tourist, an APC member, has documented this unfortunate event. His pre-demolition blog post is here; images and videos of the demolition are here.