List of oldest structures in Atlanta

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Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (1869), oldest building located within city limits when built
Tullie Smith House (1840), moved from original location in North Druid Hills to Atlanta

Various buildings can lay claim to the title of oldest structure in Atlanta.

Oldest structures in Atlanta[edit]

Oldest structure within the current city limits and still in its original location, is either the:

Note however, that the Oakland Cemetery was begun in 1850.

Oldest structure now within, but which originally stood outside the current city limits is the:

Oldest structure with an Atlanta postal address is:

  • The 1831 Goodwin House in Brookhaven, which lies only 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east of the Atlanta city limit and has an Atlanta address

Previous titleholders[edit]

Holland House (demolished). Built in 1842 or 1848, this was the oldest house in Atlanta still standing in the early 1900s.

In the early 1900s, the oldest house in the city was the Holland House, built in 1842[1] or 1848.[2] It originally had stood at the northeast corner of Whitehall (now Peachtree St. SE) and Alabama streets. It was later moved to what is now Trinity Ave., on the north side between Peachtree and Forsyth street.[3] The site is now a parking lot.

By 1954 the oldest house in the city was the Huff House, located at the northeast corner of Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial Ave.[4] in today's West Midtown, overlooking the site of the Battle of Peachtree Creek; the house was razed in that year.[5]

Other structures notable for their age[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atlanta Journal, June 8, 1902 as reprinted on "Lost Generations" (blog)
  2. ^ Souvenir of Atlanta and Vicinity (1904), p, 28
  3. ^ The house was moved to Peters Street (now Trinity Street), according to the 1902 Atlanta Journal article, across from Trinity Church (according to Atlanta illustrated, Edward Young Clarke, 1881, p.21)
  4. ^ "From the description in My 80 Years in Atlanta and from Mr. Hannah of Howell Station and Robert Haywood of Murray Co., the site of the house was at the top of the hill at the northeast corner of Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial Avenue." on "The Huff House", Marietta Street Artery website
  5. ^ "Atlanta's oldest house razed to make way for modern plant", Rome News-Tribune, May 13, 1954
  6. ^ Jones, Tommy H. "G. W. Collier House (c. 1868)". Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  7. ^ Hammonds House Museum

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