Atlanta Biltmore Hotel and Biltmore Apartments

Also known as: The Biltmore
817 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia

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The Atlanta Biltmore Hotel and Biltmore Apartments, located at 817 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia, were developed by William Candler, son of Coca Cola executive Asa Candler, with Holland Ball Judkins, and John McEntee Bowman. Opening on April 19, 1924,[2] the 11-story hotel and 10-story apartment buildings were located somewhat away from downtown Atlanta, in an area that became known as Midtown. Designed by the New York firm of Schultze and Weaver, the hotel was operated by Bowman-Biltmore Hotels.[3][4] It is easily distinguished by the towering radio masts on each end of the building, with vertical illuminated letters that spell out "BILTMORE". The top floor and radio masts broadcast WSB-AM from 1925 until 1956.

Photo taken by Jeff Clemmons

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 20, 1980
Reference number
80001071
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Other architectural type; Neo-Georgian
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Hotel; Multiple dwelling
Current function
Hotel
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1924
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 28, 2015: Photo imported by pam phillips

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