|Location||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Part of||Kirkwood Historic District (ID09000749)|
|Added to NRHP||September 24, 2009|
Pullman Yard or Pullman Yards is a former industrial complex in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, comprising a plot of 27 acres (11 ha) used by the Pratt Engineering Company from 1904 and the Pullman Company from 1926 to 1955. Southern Iron and Equipment Company purchase the yard in 1955 for train manufacture and repair. The site was placed on the Atlanta Preservation Center's endangered places list in 2001, although it has been contested that they have the authority to do so. As Pratt-Pullman Yard, it is a contributing site to the 2009 designation of the Kirkwood Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Before Pratt Engineering Company purchased the land, the property was used as farmland.[who?] The Pratt Engineering Company original use was a sugar and fertilizer processing plant. In 1926, the Pullman company purchased the property to repair their railroad sleeper cars. They spent 1 million dollars US$1,000,000 (equivalent to about $21,344,700 in 2022) on renovations.
World War I
In World War I the land was used for munitions manufacturing.
In 2017 the Atlanta Urban Design Commission nominated the historic site as a landmark site.
In 2017, Atomic Entertainment, a film production company based in Los Angeles, made headlines when they were awarded The Pratt Pullman Yard development. The 27-acre historic site was to supposedly become a creative "city within a city" that would feature state-of-the-art commercial and residential hotels, offices and apartment properties, expansive food courts, restaurants/bars, entertainment soundstages, and a cultural community with hiking trails and bike paths along the expansive property to showcase the beauty and historical significance of the space. As of early 2022, few of these plans have materialized and the site is primarily rented out for temporary events.
Ahead of its 2022 season, the Fan Controlled Football league constructed a 1,500-seat arena on the site.
Pullman Yards has been the filming location of many movies and television series. List of projects that used the Pratt-Pullman Yard:
- Brooklyn (HBO)
- Amazing Stories
- American Soul
- Baby Driver
- Bad Boys for Life
- Black Lightning
- Boss Level
- Doom Patrol
- Good Girls
- Instant Family
- Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
- Revolution of One
- Step Up (Season 2)
- The Hunger Games
- The Originals
- The Outsider
- The Resident
- Ford Motor Company commercial
- Georgia Power commercial
- Janelle Monáe Bustle event
- Lil Yachty for Monday Night Football
- Fast and Furious 5
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- ^ "Pullman Yard officially nominated as a landmark district - Atlanta INtown Paper". Atlanta INtown Paper. July 28, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- ^ "Pratt-Pullman Yard nominated as a landmark site". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
- ^ Rachuk, Stephan (February 2, 2022). "PR: Fan Controlled Football Announces Historic Pullman Yards as New Official Venue for Season v2.0". XFL Newsroom. Retrieved April 26, 2022.