Industrial & Transportation History

Pratt Engineering/Pullman Company

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The Pratt Engineering/Pullman Company property is an historic transportation and industrial complex, dating back to the country’s industrialization in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The Pratt Engineering Company purchased this property adjacent to the rail line in 1900 in what was once the City of Kirkwood. In the 1920s the Pullman Company bought and expanded the industrial complex for its southeast repair facility. Many of the industrial buildings, characterized by brick clad and riveted iron skeleton construction built by Pratt Engineering, and the brick clad reinforced concrete buildings built by Pullman Company remain on the site.
 
In the 1990s the State of Georgia purchased the property for the operations of the New Georgia Railroad. Since the demise of the train service, there have been no clear plans for the use of the complex. However, many groups have expressed interest in the property and in some cases the buildings. Proposals have ranged from the now defunct MARTA’s Modified Concept C rail extension to South DeKalb, to soccer fields and commercial uses and to the Georgia Museum of Transportation and Industry.
 
An Atlanta Youth Soccer League field no occupies the former loading dock’s site on Arizona Avenue.
 
Creative Loafing featured this historic property in its cover story The Future of Pullman Yard by Jordan Friedman and Thomas Wheatley on May 9, 2013.

Listed in 2001

Address: 225 Rogers St NE Atlanta, GA  30317
Area of City: East of Downtown
Time: Late 1900s