Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Atlanta. Construction of the facility was completed in April 1869 and the site quickly became one of the most important stops along the Georgia Railroad line. The depot was the tallest building in Atlanta at the time of its construction but was reduced to one story following a fire in 1935. The structure was renovated in 1981 by the Georgia Building Authority and opened for public use shortly thereafter. Much of the original brickwork and freight bays were preserved during the renovation. The depot can be rented for large gatherings such as weddings and other events.
Backstory and Context
"Georgia Railroad Freight Depot." The Historical Marker Database. Last modified June 16, 2016. Accessed August 16, 2016. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=40521.