lower Marietta Street Artery
buildings are of substantial brick masonry, concrete and heavy beam construction and address the railroad tracks in a manner typical of early 20th century industrial architecture. Many of buildings in this area have been very sensitively and beautifully readapted as lofts and places of business.
A local area map with the location of buildings will be created at a future date. Meanwhile, any information or graphics about this area is welcome and will be fully credited to the source.
The lower ARTery marks the beginning of the Marietta Street Arts Corridor designated by C.O.D.A.
As shown on the image maps above, directly adjacent to this area of Marietta Street is the Centennial Olympic Park, Castleberry Hill Historic District and Fairlie-Poplar Historic District.
The Nike Building, Giant Lofts, Pioneer Neon Building (National Register of Historic Places-1996), Hastings Seed Building (National Register of Historic Places-1995), Gasket Citylofts, the lofts at 560 Marietta Street and other historic buildings in this area are admirable examples of the new and old in a dynamic relationship. An exciting and diverse environment is being created for people to live and work and be right downtown in the middle of things.
1950s (PULLEN ARCHIVE) AND 1998 PHOTOGRAPH
Below is a 1950s and 1998 photograph of the Hastings Seed Building and Giant Lofts (Sears Roebuck and Co.). In the older image one can see the old brick street wearing up through the asphalt as well as barely see the trolley lines overhead. The Neo-romanesque inspired Victorian brick structure beyond the first two buildings is presently an empty field. Centennial Olympic Park is straight ahead on the left.
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