696 PeachtreeThe 696 Peachtree Street Apartments on Peachtree Street in Atlanta have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The property owners sponsored the nomination and Georgia State University graduate students prepared the nomination materials.
Built 1922-1923, the apartment building is one of the last works of noted architect Neel Reid before his death in 1926. His firm, begun in 1909 with Gottfried L. Norrman and Hal F. Hentz, would become the leaders of the Georgia School of Classicists. The addition of Rudolph S. Adler in 1911 and later Phillip T. Shutze cemented this firm’s reputation for extraordinary classical design. This multi-family residential building is one of only about a dozen apartment buildings designed by Hentz, Reid & Adler who specialized in single-family residential design.
The five-story building, with basement, is built of red brick with limestone details in the Georgian Revival style. The building retains its original use as a multi-family residential building and today contains 40 one-bedroom condominiums.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

2 replies on “Peachtree St. apartment building now in historic register”

  1. I am always happy to see another building being placed on the historic register. Preserving older buildings and maintaining their architectural qualities helps to give individual lives depth and character. Preserving history can help instill a sense of belonging and an appreciation of the past in the younger generations.

  2. I am always happy to see another building being placed on the historic register. Preserving older buildings and maintaining their architectural qualities helps to give individual lives depth and character. Preserving history can help instill a sense of belonging and an appreciation of the past in the younger generations.

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