The Dick Rich Home

27 West Andrews Drive

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Photo taken by Jackie Mata Barnett

Built for A. Rhodes Perdue in 1928, the home at 27 West Andrews Drive represented a great example of some of the earlier work of one of Atlanta's most recognized architecture firms. Ed Ivey and Lewis "Buck" Crook would meet as students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, apprenticing under famed architect Neel Reid. In 1923, the two men would come together to form the Ivey and Crook Architectural firm. Throughout the next 44 years, the firm of Ivey and Crook and the men behind it would be responsible for some of Atlanta's most elegant homes, churches, schools and commercial buildings. Structures design by the firm, such as the Lullwater house, Otis Barge house, Druid Hills Methodist Church, the Crum and Foster building and Olympia building have all made a lasting impact on the built environment in Atlanta. The loss of the home at 27 West Andrew's Drive, sometimes known as the Dick Rich Home, is a loss of part of Atlanta's residential architecture history and uniqueness.

Address: 27 West Andrews Drive Atlanta, GA  30305
Area of City: Buckhead
Time: 1928
Architect/Designer: Ed Ivey and Lewis Crook