Healey Building

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Healey Building
Healey Building, West Tower
Healey Building is located in Downtown Atlanta
Healey Building
Location 57 Forsyth St., Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°45′22″N 84°23′23″W / 33.75611°N 84.38972°W / 33.75611; -84.38972Coordinates: 33°45′22″N 84°23′23″W / 33.75611°N 84.38972°W / 33.75611; -84.38972
Area less than one acre
Built 1913
Architect Morgan & Dillon; Downing,Walter T.
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Skyscraper
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000429[1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1977

The Healey Building, at 57 Forsyth Street NW, in the Fairlie-Poplar district of Atlanta, was the last major skyscraper built in that city during the pre-World War I construction boom. Designed by the firm of Morgan & Dillon, with assistance from Walter T. Downing, in the Gothic Revival style, the 16-story structure was built between 1913-1914. It was originally planned with two facing towers connected by an atrium, taking up an entire city block. The east tower along Broad Street was never constructed due to World War I and the subsequent death of owner William T. Healey (son of developer Thomas G. Healey) in 1920.

Healey Building, Atrium

The building remained in the Healey family until 1972. On August 8, 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Ref #77000429), and since 1987 it has enjoyed local landmark status. In 2001, the upper floors were converted into condominiums, while the lower floors continue to be the home of galleries, shops, and restaurants.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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