Trio Laundry- Final Installment of APC’s Preservation Month Lecture Series

May 20, 2015

Airing Your Dirty Laundry: 
Social Media and How We Saved the Trio Building
by Matthew Garbett and Kyle Kessler
6:30 L.P. Grant Mansion Thursday May 21st

This lecture will discuss the use of social media and highly visible protest tactics in the use of saving a historic building. To be discussed: how you transform social media into an active community platform for results, turning likes into action.

The Grant Mansion is located at 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta 30312.  On street parking is available on St. Paul Avenue and Grant Street.

Reservations are not required.  This event is free and open to the public.

APC Preservation Month Lecture Series- The Atlanta Cyclorama: The Forgotten History of a National Treasure

May 12, 2015

Dr. Gordon L. Jones, Military Historian and Curator, will present the fascinating story of this national treasure and answer all your questions about how the 18,000 square-foot artifact will be moved to the Atlanta History Center and restored to its original splendor.

6:30 PM Thursday May 14th 

L.P. Grant Mansion

327 St. Paul Avenue Atlanta, GA

Reservations are not required.  This event is free and open to the public.

Two interesting facts about the Atlanta Cyclorama you may not know:

  • There were two “Battle of Atlanta” cycloramas painted in Milwaukee in 1886.
  • Today it is not the largest oil painting in the world, but it is the one of the most intact.

Good News for the Rufus Rose Mansion

May 4, 2015

The Atlanta Preservation Center is pleased to report that we have been working with the owner of the Rufus Rose Mansion on Peachtree Street, Gholam Bakhtiari and his daughter and facility manager, Liliana Bakhtiari on their plan to rehabilitate the structure for potential use as a coffee shop, non-profit/ local business incubator and venue space.  The most immediate concern is emergency patching of the roof.  Kyle Kessler, Tom Little and the APC have been providing documentation and advice to help gain approval from the City for the work.    Liliana Bakhtiari states,

“The APC has been a guiding light in not only educating me on the brilliant history of the Rufus Rose house, but also in navigating the system and resources that will help me save the wonderful history that is this beautiful home.  Both Paul and Boyd’s patience and time have been invaluable and I am very grateful.”

The structure is in tremendous shape and we believe Rufus Rose has a real chance to not only survive, but flourish with its potential adaptive reuse.

APC and M.H. Mitchell’s 2013 A Rose on Peachtree exhibition.                                                                         The Rufus Rose Mansion was added to the APC’s Endangered List in 2007.