The Norcross Building (4 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta) occupied the southwest corner of Peachtree Street and Marietta Street at Five Points in downtown Atlanta. Today the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is located on the site. The building was owned by Jonathan Norcross, "father of Atlanta."
In 1894 a new landmark Norcross Building went up which stood until destroyed by fire in 1902. The Atlanta Constitution called the building "one of the handsomest office buildings in the city", "an honor to Atlanta" and " a splendid ornament to the site". The construction was of pressed brick, five stories high, fronting 50 feet (15 m) on Marietta Street and 110 feet (34 m) on Peachtree Street, with large ornamental bay windows. The architect was G.L. Norman. The building cost about $35,000 to complete. The interiors were lavish, with hard oak doors, window facings and wainscoting. There were two elevators, one electric. The building was constructed to allow for up to 3 additional stories, which are in place on a photo from the Atlanta History Center's collection.
Other tenants included, at one time or another:
- Nonesuch Lunchroom
- Venable Soda Water Company
- Harry L. Roan's cigar stand
- Bob Steele, "colored barber"
- Jacobs' Pharmacy, later Hammock & Lucas Pharmacy
- The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta's Scholar-Architect, Robert M. Craig, p. 136
- "Norcross Building", Atlanta History Center
- Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1820s-1870s, Franklin M. Garrett, p.465
- Atlanta Constitution, Dec. 3, 1894, p.6
- The Herndons: An Atlanta Family, Carole Merritt, p.43
- Official Guide to Atlanta: Including Information of the Cotton States, Margaret Severance, p.125