Life of Georgia

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The Life and Health Insurance Company (later, Life of Georgia) building, is once again endangered.  It was designed in 1930 by Frazier & Bodin in the “modern classic” style which, according to Dr. Robert Craig, Professor Emeritus, Georgia Tech, reflected a transitional period style between traditional revival styles and the International Style.  The exterior of the building is Indiana limestone and decorated with ornate garlands and pilasters.  The Frazier & Bodin firm was the subject of an APC “Buckhead in Bloom” lecture held in April 2009. Today, the building is one of the few remaining classically designed historic buildings in this neighborhood.


Demolition permits were filed for this structure in 2008, prompting APC to designate it as an Endangered Property in 2009.  At that time, administrators from Emory Crawford Long Hospital met with APC Executive Director, Boyd Coons to discuss alternative plans for the building. They advised the APC that due to the economic situation, all plans were on hold and APC believed that the hospital was willing to consider alternatives to demolition.   In 2017, new demolition permits were filed by Emory University, prompting concerns that the building is again in danger.

Listed in 2017, 2009

Address: Linden Avenue & West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA  30308
Area of City: Midtown
Time: 1930
Architect/Designer: Fraser & Bodin