List of oldest structures in Atlanta
Various buildings can lay claim to the title of oldest structure in Atlanta.
Oldest structures in Atlanta
Oldest structure within the current city limits and still in its original location, is either the:
- 1856 Meadow Nook, home of Col. Robert A. Alston - 2420 Alston Drive SE, East Lake, or the
- 1856–9 Judge William Wilson House - 501 Fairburn Road SW
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:
- c. 1840 Tullie Smith House - Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Buckhead (moved from North Druid Hills, DeKalb County)
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
In the early 1900s, the oldest house in the city was the Holland House, built in 1842 or 1848. 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. 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. in today's West Midtown, overlooking the site of the Battle of Peachtree Creek; the house was razed in that year.
Other structures notable for their age
- 1858 Lemuel P. Grant Mansion - 327 St. Paul Ave. SE, Grant Park
- c. 1868 George Washington Collier home - 1649 Lady Marian Ln. NE (Ansley Park)
- 1868 Jeremiah S. Gilbert House - 2238 Perkerson Rd. SW, Perkerson, SW Atlanta
- 1869 Georgia Railroad Freight Depot - 65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW (Underground Atlanta) - oldest existing building in Downtown Atlanta; oldest building that was within the Atlanta city limits when it was built
- 1869 Gaines Hall (Morris Brown College) - 643 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW
- 1870 Otis Thrash Hammonds home - 503 Peeples St. SW, West End, now the Hammonds House Museum
- 1870 Oldest house on tax records for Fulton County is at 3880 Thaxton Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 - Formerly Campbell County
- 1873 Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - 48 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW
- 1881 Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill - 170 Boulevard SE (Cabbagetown)
- 1882 Fountain Hall (Morris Brown College) - 643 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW
- 1882 Joel Hurt Cottage - 117 Elizabeth Ave. NE near Euclid Ave. in Inman Park
- 1882 Block Building - 90 Pryor St. SW
- 1883 Edward C. Peters House - 179 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward
- 1884 Central Presbyterian Church - 201 Washington St. SW
- 1884 Westview Cemetery Main Gate - 1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Westview
- 1884 Georgia State Capitol building (begun), 206 Washington St. SW
- 1885 Rockefeller Hall (Spelman College) - 350 Spelman Ln. SW
- 1885 Wren's Nest, home of Joel Chandler Harris - 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., West End
- 1888 Tech Tower, the Administration Building for Georgia Tech - 225 North Ave. NW
- Atlanta Journal, June 8, 1902 as reprinted on "Lost Generations" (blog)
- Souvenir of Atlanta and Vicinity (1904), p, 28
- 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)
- "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
- "Atlanta's oldest house razed to make way for modern plant", Rome News-Tribune, May 13, 1954
- Jones, Tommy H. "G. W. Collier House (c. 1868)". Retrieved 2010-03-11.
- Hammonds House Museum