“The greenest building is . . . one that is already built.”
— Carl Elefante // The National Trust for Historic Preservation
As Atlanta Housing (AH) moves forward with plans to redevelop the Civic Center property, the fate of the iconic Boisfeuillet Jones auditorium at the heart of the site remains unclear. The once celebrated performing arts center—famous for its 4,600-seat auditorium —has been sitting idle since 2014.
There have been calls in the past to tear down the Civic Center, built in the late 1960s, said David Mitchell, the executive director of the Atlanta Preservation Center. But the historic public auditorium “is part of Atlanta’s visual biography,” he said. “It is ubiquitous to Atlanta and should be celebrated as such.”
Here are some photos from a tour given in May 13 of 2022 by John Skach AIA, AICP |Director Planning, Design & Community Dev
Atlanta Housing (AH) 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., NE | Atlanta, GA 30303.
Photo Credits: Slideshow01- Antonio, BPDesigns and 02-Connie Freightman.