Formerly the Peachtree-Pine Shelter

United Motor Services Building

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A view of the building's unique and colorful frieze along Peachtree Street.

The United Motor Services Building, also known as the former Peachtree-Pine Homeless Shelter, is currently on our Endangered List.

This historic building was constructed in 1921 as a car dealership for United Motors Services. It is constructed out of reinforced concrete and it features a colorful two-story terracotta frieze. It was designed by prominent Atlanta architect A. Ten Eyck Brown who is also known for his work on various structures around the city: the Federal Post Office Annex (now the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building), the Municipal Market (also known as the "Sweet Auburn Curb Market"), the stone St. Anthony Church in West End Atlanta, and the Federal Reserve Bank Building.

Just as development projects and revitalization efforts are increasing downtown and in Midtown, plans are underway for Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) to take control of the building in October when the shelter closes its doors.

Shelter residents are currently being moved to other shelter locations throughout the city. The mission of the non-profit CAP, founded in 1941, is to "enhance and preserve the vitality of Downtown Atlanta." Neighbors look forward to CAP finding a new use. 

As a potentially eligible National Register-listed building, a rehabilitation project could be eligible for state and federal tax incentives.

Listed in 2017

Address: 477 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA  30308
Area of City: South of North Avenue (SoNo)
Time: 1921