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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Atlanta > City Hall East
City Hall East
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created by MutantMandias on 2/15/2012 5:45 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 4/26/2021 8:37 PM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - go shopping, rent a room, have cocktails!
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
675 Ponce De Leon Ave N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Owner: Jamestown Properties / Green Street Properties
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    2 million square feet
    Largest brick building in Southeast US
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1925
    Closed: 1989
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    Sears, Roebuck & Co of Chicago purchased 16 acres of land on Ponce de Leon Avenue for construction of a retail store and warehouse distribution center for the Southeastern US. The site was bounded by Ponce on the north, Glen Iris Dr on the west, North Avenue on the south and the Southern Railway on the east.

    The August 2, 1926 Grand Opening drew a crowd of 30,000. Many arrived via the trolley line that ran along Ponce de Leon Ave. This was the first Sears retail store for Atlanta and a symbol of Atlanta’s raising prominence as a commercial distribution center for the South. With 440 feet of frontage on Ponce, and 750,000 sf and 9 stories, the building made an impressive statement on the landscape of 1920’s Atlanta.

    As Atlanta’s metropolitan area spread, many distribution centers relocated to suburban sites and the building’s role as a warehouse diminished. Sears closed in 1989. In 1991, under Mayor Maynard Jackson, the City of Atlanta purchased the building from Sears and converted it into a center for city offices, renaming it City Hall East.

    After nearly two decades and at only approximately 10% occupancy, the City determined that they should sell City Hall East. Recognizing the potential in this historic structure at the nexus of four established neighborhoods and on the future Atlanta BeltLine transit corridor, Jamestown Properties inked a deal to purchase the building.

    Jamestown Properties is embarking on a restoration of the structure honoring its history. The mixed-use plans and adjacency to the BeltLine evokes the historic relationship that the area has with transit, entertainment, retail and business that stems back over a century.

    4.26.2021 - Building was renovated and opened as the Ponce City Market with mixed retail shops, apartments, hotel, and rooftop park with cocktails!
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    CHE Visit with Morsberger Group
    Sat, Feb 2nd, 2008
    posted by JustinDustin
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    CHE Visit with Jamestown Properties
    Fri, Sep 9th, 2011
    posted by JustinDustin
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/26/2021 8:38 PM.

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  • on Apr 26 21 at 20:38, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 26 21 at 20:37, Emperor Wang changed the following: History
  • on Apr 26 21 at 17:59, fr00tCake changed the following: Accessibility
  • on Apr 26 21 at 17:57, fr00tCake changed the following: History, Status, Accessibility, Recommendation
  • on Feb 23 12 at 16:33, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 23 12 at 0:52, JustinDustin updated gallery picture 20110909_150.jpg
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  • on Feb 23 12 at 0:51, JustinDustin added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 23 12 at 0:50, JustinDustin added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 23 12 at 0:47, JustinDustin added some pictures to a gallery
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