16 May 2008

another old building

actually the georgia tech foundation described it as a "1950s industrial building" when they applied for a demolition permit---it's the crum & forster building, constructed in 1927 on the east side of spring street between fourth and fifth----an insurance company founded in 1896, this was the first of their regional hdqtrs., designed by atlanta architects ivey & crook, who also designed lullwater, the olympia building, decatur first baptist, and a bunch of other buildings---ivey was in the first graduating class of georgia tech's new school of architecture in 1911, and news of the proposed demolition has turned into a public-relations nightmare for the school----the outcry may save the building since it has no historic district protection----

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