Neel Reid

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Neel Reid
Born Joseph Neel Reid
(1885-10-23)October 23, 1885
Jacksonville, Alabama, U.S.
Died February 14, 1926(1926-02-14) (aged 40)
Roswell, Georgia, U.S.
Resting place
Rose Hill Cemetery
Macon, Georgia, U.S.

Joseph Neel Reid (October 23, 1885 – February 14, 1926), also referred to as J. Neel Reid or Neel Reid, was a prominent architect in Atlanta, Georgia in the early 20th century for his firm Hentz, Reid and Adler.

Atlanta Amtrak Station

Reid was born in Jacksonville, Alabama, in 1885. He moved to Macon, Georgia,with his family in 1890.[1] After an apprenticeship with architect Curran Ellis, Reid moved to Atlanta to continue his career at the suggestion of his mentor. Reid specialized in fine residential structures but also designed the 1908 Atlanta (Amtrak station) and the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Oakhurst. A three story apartment building he designed on the south side of 7th St between Peachtree and Juniper is being renovated in a large construction project on that block as of 2006. Other examples of Reid's industrial designs include the Haas-Howell Building (circa 1920) in Atlanta's Fairlie-Poplar district and the Scottish Rite Convalescent Hospital for Crippled Children (Circa 1918 - now known as The Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite) in Decatur. The Henry B. Tompkins House (circa 1922) in Atlanta was designed by Reid.

In his later years, Reid lived in Mimosa Hall (built by Major John Dunwoody circa 1840) in Roswell which he bought in 1916 and extensively renovated including designing the gardens. Other Reid projects in Roswell include the front entrance of the Foster House and the design and build of the Brantley-Newton House. In Athens, Georgia, Reid's work can be seen in the James White House on Prince Avenue, circa 1923, which is the present day Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. Reid also designed the current home of the Polk County Historical Society (originally the Hawkes Children's Library circa 1921) in Cedartown, Georgia.

Reid died of brain cancer on February 14, 1926, at the age of 40 and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.

Alexander Hotel

Buildings designed by Reid which survive and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places include:

And in conjunction with partners as Hentz, Reid and Adler:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, William. J. Neel Reid Architect. Golden Coast Publishing. p.18.

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