Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
|Georgia Railroad Freight Depot|
Plaque in front of depot shows building when it had the upper floors and cupola.
|Address||65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SE|
|Town or city||Downtown Atlanta|
|Owner||Georgia Building Center|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Corput and Bass|
|Seating capacity||800 (seated), 1300 (standing)|
|Georgia Building Center|
The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (1869) is the oldest building in Downtown Atlanta.
It is located on the east side of Central Avenue, bordered by the MARTA and freight railroad lines on its north side. It anchors the north side of Steve Polk Plaza, which contains the old World of Coca-Cola building at its south side and an entrance to Underground Atlanta, via a tunnel under Central Avenue, on its west side.
A fire in 1935 destroyed the upper floors and cupola.
In 1981 the building was renovated to accommodate events. It can accommodate 800 seated guests or 1300 standing.