1516 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30309 +1 404 885 7800
This majestic Atlanta landmark is frequently noted as one of the city's most stunning and unique architectural achievements. Built to resemble a Rhineland castle, Rhodes Hall boasts one of the city's finest examples of Victorian interior design. Constructed in 1904 during the significant residential building booms, this house is now available for tours during the week as well as for private purposes. The hall can be rented for formal events and parties, and guided tours of the floors are also available.
1404 Spring Street Northwest Center for Puppetry Arts Atlanta, GA 30309 +1 404 881 5130
This unique museum is located within the Center for Puppetry Arts, the largest institute dedicated to the art of puppetry in the United States. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the history, creation, and craft of puppetry, and witness featured exhibits from all around the world. Performances and workshops are regularly scheduled, and a special birthday party program is available for kids of all ages. Stop by for a tour today, or call for a schedule of performances at the adjacent theaters.
1197 Peachtree Street Northeast Suite No. 561 Atlanta, GA 30361 +1 404 875 1211
This cultural center provides classes, lectures, tours, art exhibits and a library for French-speaking people in the metro area. It also serves as a local point of contact for tourists, where French-speaking visitors can find information in an understandable format. The Alliance was founded in Atlanta in 1969 and functions under normal business hours, but closes for most French-observed holidays. Frequent events sponsored by the Alliance include French movies, book club activities, dinners at local French restaurants and guest lecturers from-you guessed it-France.
675 West Peachtree Street AT&T Midtown Center Atlanta, GA 30308 +1 404 223 3661
This is one of Atlanta's most unusual museums, and one that will certainly teach you a thing or two about our most common means of communication. A comprehensive series of exhibits explains the evolution of the telephone and its impact on daily life over the years, as well as the device's influence on the world's social and political development. The museum is an especially interesting destination for children growing up in an age of instantly accessible communication technology.
360 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30308 +1 404 521 3777
First United Methodist was first organized in Atlanta 150 years ago, and the current church still features many of the ornate stained glass windows from its original buildings. The original pulpit and much of the original organ have survived as well, lending an authentic feel to the grand structure. Services are held on Sundays; also offered are weekly Bible study classes and a Sunday prayer meeting.
75 Ponce de Leon Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30308 +1 404 548 6788(Tourist Information)
Billed as 'the South's most luxurious apartments', this multi-story building opened in 1913 to much fanfare. At the time, apartment living was something of a rarity in this part of the country and the building attracted a high-end, forward-thinking clientele. Today known as The Ponce Condominium, this housing building as originally established as the Ponce de Leon Apartments. Built in the Beaux Arts and Renaissance Revival styles, the structure's total cost came in at just under a half million dollars. Today, 'The Ponce' is still an extravagant address for affluent Midtown denizens.
23 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30303 +1 404 548 6788(Tourist Information)
The sleek style of the Olympia Building marked a subtle transition in the urban architecture of the 1930s. Somewhere between the overriding revival styles of the previous generation and the glass-heavy International style that were gaining prominence, the simple elegance of this two-story office building is what sets it apart. Upon construction in 1935, the busy office building became a popular hangout for commuters and downtown visitors, who would linger at the streetcar station located in the front. A circular Coco-Cola signboard is perched atop the terrace of this building.
1589 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30309 +1 404 873 1731
This red brick sanctuary was built in 1931 by noted local architect Philip Trammell Shutze in classic block style. The Flemish bond pattern of the limestone and cement-stucco structure is dominated by a dramatic drum dome, which is easily visible from a distance. In addition to being a popular landmark, the Temple as it is popularly known, is a keystone of Atlanta's Jewish community, and it organizes many programs aimed at encouraging understanding and cooperation between different religions.
537 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30308 +1 404 548 6788(Tourist Information)
Built by architect Emil Charles Seiz in 1901 at an estimated cost of USD9000, the Rufus M. Rose home is one of the last remaining examples of late Victorian architecture in Atlanta. The design is typical of affluent 19th Century in-town residences, with an elaborately-adorned front staircase that rises from the sidewalk, a necessity in pre-automobile Atlanta. The historic town home is in a dilapidated condition and is not safe for viewing.
781 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30308 +1 404 873 2636
Architect Willis F. Denny designed this Gothic masterpiece in 1902 as part of his triumvirate of local Methodist churches, which also includes Inman Park Methodist and First Methodist. The church and its two supporting buildings are arranged to form a small courtyard, which is now used as a playground for Sunday school children. Composed chiefly of locally-mined granite, the church is particularly noted for its magnificent stained glass windows, which feature scenes from the life of Christ.
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