Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ATLANTApix: Westin Peachtree Plaza Site

Westin Peachtree Plaza
Westin Peachtree Plaza
In my mind, the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel is the best-known of John Portman architectural projects in all of Atlanta. Not so well-known is the site's history.

Two years after Georgia's capital city was moved from Milledgeville, Georgia, to Atlanta, the state purchased in 1870 the Victorian home of John James located at Peachtree and Cain Streets where 17 Georgia Governors lived until it was demolished in 1923.

In 1925, the Henry Grady Hotel was constructed and stood until it was torn down to make way for today's Atlanta icon known as the 73-story Westin Peachtree Plaza.

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