Things I pass on the way to and from the gym…

The block of 8th Street between West Peachtree and Cypress Street holds some low key structures that are sure to bite the dust come the next big building boom, like this pair of single story mid-century office buildings.

I’m especially fond of this one for its flat overhang and tightly composed entrance bay.

This 1920s apartment charmer sits in between the above building and Ecco.  Without knowing what’s around it you’d think it was sitting somewhere in Virginia Highland or over by the park. 

And then you have the awful Midtown Marta Station parking lot.  No doubt at some point this will be developed (I mean come on, it’s right next to transit AND a Publix), and it’ll be interesting to see how the new buildings address the challenging topography.   

Then and now of a great little mid-century gem on 8th Street between Cypress and West Peachtree Streets.  The vintage photograph is undated.  It’s hard to tell if it was built as a residence, but it seems  unlikely that a single family home would have been built in this part of Midtown post WWII.  Midtown Atlanta    

(Source: library.gsu.edu)

1970s view of Peachtree at 8th Street, looking north.  Midtown Atlanta
(via Gallery | That ’70s City: Scenes from Atlanta | ajc.com)

1970s view of Peachtree at 8th Street, looking north.  Midtown Atlanta

(via Gallery | That ’70s City: Scenes from Atlanta | ajc.com)

Circa 1895 view of the James C Freeman residence on Peachtree Street near Eighth Street. Midtown Atlanta
(via Atlanta History Center Album. James C. Freeman Residence)

Circa 1895 view of the James C Freeman residence on Peachtree Street near Eighth Street. Midtown Atlanta

(via Atlanta History Center Album. James C. Freeman Residence)

1895 view of the Robinson House at 8th and Peachtree Street.  Midtown Atlanta
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Residence of Mrs. Augustus M. Robinson)

1895 view of the Robinson House at 8th and Peachtree Street.  Midtown Atlanta

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Residence of Mrs. Augustus M. Robinson)