Postcard of Piedmont Hotel, 1913
|Address||Peachtree at Luckie streets|
|Town or city||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Willis F. Denny|
The Piedmont Hotel was a hotel which took up the block between Peachtree, Luckie, Forsyth and Broad streets. The hotel opened with a gala celebration on January 15, 1903. It was built on the site of the homesteads of Atlanta pioneers William Ezzard and Dr. James F. Alexander. It was Atlanta's first "New York" or Northern-style hotel. It entertained Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. It was the favorite hotel of visiting opera stars until the opening of the Georgian Terrace in Midtown.
The architect was Willis F. Denny, who had also designed Rhodes Hall and the Kriegshaber House on Moreland Avenue, now the Wrecking Bar Brewpub. The hotel was renovated in 1928-9 demolished in 1963. Most of the site is now occupied by the Equitable Building at 100 Peachtree St. NE and a plaza in front of the building.
- Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1880s-1930s, p.439 - text of newspaper article describing the Piedmont's opening, including full menu served
- Piedmont Hotel under construction (photo)