When Sherman razed Atlanta in 1864, he inexplicably left one of Atlanta’s finest homes standing on the corner of Spring and Marietta.
That plot of land would prove lucky once again when in 1986, historical preservationists narrowly saved Atlanta’s Glenn Building from complete demolition. Originally built in 1923, the stunning Neoclassical Revival skyscraper faced an uncertain future awaiting a tenant willing to maintain its terra cotta facade.
Thankfully, Legacy Property Group purchased and converted the building into the Glenn Hotel in 2006. The Marriott Autograph Collection property offers boutique southern hospitality and is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
– Chris Butsch, Contributor