Hotel Row

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Hotel Row Historic District
Mitchell2.jpg
Mitchell St., early 20th
Hotel Row is located in Downtown Atlanta
Hotel Row
Location 205--235 Mitchell St., Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°45′8″N 84°23′43″W / 33.75222°N 84.39528°W / 33.75222; -84.39528
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1892–1908
Architectural style Early Commercial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 89000802[1]
Added to NRHP July 20, 1989

Hotel Row is a both National Register and locally listed historic district consisting of one block of early 20th-century commercial buildings, three to four stories high, located on Mitchell Street west of Forsyth Street in the South Downtown district of Atlanta. The building were originally hotels built to serve the needs of passengers from Terminal Station, opened in 1905. The buildings are the most intact row of early 20th-century commercial structures in Atlanta's original business district. The decline of Hotel Row began in the 1920s due to the increased availability of automobile transportation and the construction of the Spring Street viaduct, which made getting to hotels in the northern part of the city easier. In the 1950s and 1960s, the increase in air travel led ultimately to the demolition of Terminal Station in 1971.[2][3]

The district is architecturally significant because the structures that make up the block retain most of their original historic architectural character. Several structures were developed by Samuel Inman and Walker Inman, two of Atlanta's most prominent businessmen, and the majority of the structures were designed by the leading architects of the period. They typify the early 20th-century commercial structures once common in Atlanta but now rare because of extensive redevelopment. With Atlanta's massive gentrification, plans were underway to convert some of the buildings into lofts, however these plans ultimately stalled as a result of the Late-2000s recession.[2][3]

Buildings in Hotel Row are:[3]

Building Year built Address
Mitchell St.
(current)
Address
Mitchell St.
(pre-1926)
Architects Notes
Concordia Hall 1892 201-209 35-43 Bruce & Morgan Concordia Assn. would become the Standard Club
Gordon Hotel
(form. Child's Hotel, Princeton Hotel)
211-215 45-49 Willis F. Denny #215 Gordon Lofts
Commercial building 1908 217-221 51-53
Scoville Hotel
(form. Marion Hotel)
1908 223-225 55-57 George W. Laine
The Factory Building 1908 227-231 59-63 George W. Laine #227, Sylvan Factory Lofts;
#231 houses Lunacy Black Market restaurant
Sylvan Hotel
(orig. known as "Terminal Hotel Annex";
also housed the Williams Hotel ca. 1910)
1908 (permit issued) 233-235 65-67 #233 houses Sylvan Factory Partners
Mitchell St., early 20th century

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Coordinates: 33°45′08″N 84°23′41″W / 33.752225°N 84.394633°W / 33.752225; -84.394633