Rhodes–Haverty Building

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Rhodes–Haverty Building
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Rhodes–Haverty Building is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Rhodes–Haverty Building
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Built 1929
Architect Pringle & Smith; Southern Ferro Concrete Co.
Architectural style Romanesque, Skyscraper
NRHP reference # 79000725
Added to NRHP January 19, 1979[1]

The historic 21-story Rhodes–Haverty Building was, at the time of its construction in 1929, the tallest building in Atlanta, Georgia. Designed by Atlanta architects Pringle and Smith, the building was built by furniture magnates A. G. Rhodes of Rhodes Furniture and J. J. Haverty of Havertys. It remained the tallest building in Atlanta until 1954.[2]

The building was recently converted from office use to become a Marriott Residence Inn, the Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown.

The building and the district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Origin of name

The building was constructed for the Rhodes Haverty Investment Company, a partnership of furniture magnates Amos G. Rhodes of Rhodes Furniture and J. J. Haverty of Haverty's. It was not named for the Rhodes–Haverty Furniture Company (1889-1908), which had already been dissolved.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  2. ^ Sams, Gerald W. (ed): "AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta", page 33. University of Georgia Press, 1993.
  3. ^ "Rhodes–Haverty Building", City of Atlanta Online Archived 2010-11-20 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • "Rhodes–Haverty Building", City of Atlanta Online
  • Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown official website
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