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Academy of Medicine – Atlanta
Just one set of doors today along with several views of the facade of this beautiful building in Midtown Atlanta.
While in Atlanta on business recently I spent the better part of a week admiring this beauty, right across from our hotel.
Early one morning I noticed how the sun was coming up behind the building and the light reflected off the hotel tower windows was bouncing back creating ‘warm’ spots on the facade. The next morning I decided to grab my camera and go have a closer look.
Built in 1941 as the permanent home for the Atlanta Medical Society the building is a textbook example of southern Neo-Classical architecture.
Upon arriving at the hotel the first thought that came to mind when I noticed this gorgeous building across the street was the film Gone with the Wind – because it is just so ‘Southern’ looking.
The medical society held regular meetings and events here for several decades, but by the late seventies due to a lack of use and maintenance, it had sadly fallen into a state of disrepair.
Major repairs were undertaken in 1983 and further renovations were done in 2010. Today the non-profit organization Atlanta Medical Heritage Inc. is responsible for its upkeep and rents out the facility for a wide range of special and corporate events from weddings to business conferences.
If you’re interested, you can read more about that here.
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