Candler Building (Atlanta)

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Candler Building
Candler Building Atlanta.jpg
Candler Building during the 2010 DragonCon parade
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 127 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°45′24″N 84°23′17″W / 33.7566°N 84.3880°W / 33.7566; -84.3880Coordinates: 33°45′24″N 84°23′17″W / 33.7566°N 84.3880°W / 33.7566; -84.3880
Construction started 1904
Completed 1906
Roof ~ 240 ft (73 m)
Technical details
Floor count 17
Design and construction
Architect George Stewart
George E. Murphy
Structural engineer

American Bridge Company

Candler Building
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000424
Designated NHL August 24, 1977

The Candler Building is a 17-story highrise at 127 Peachtree Street, NE, in Atlanta, Georgia. When completed in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler, it was the tallest building in the city. This location where Houston (now John Wesley Dobbs Ave) joins Peachtree Street was the location of one of the earliest churches in the city which was built on land donated by Judge Reuben Cone in the 1840s. It forms the northern border of Woodruff Park.[6]

Central Bank and Trust, the bank founded by Coca-Cola co-founder Asa Griggs Candler, had its headquarters in the building.[7]

The Beaux-Arts details remain intact and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cornerstone reads "Candler Investment Co. 1904 Geo. E. Murphy Architect".[8]

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