This was the extremely eclectic Victorian residence of John H. Barnes on Peachtree Street.  What a statement so soon after the city’s devastation during the Civil War!

 It was located on the block now occupied by the former Macy’s building and the Westin Peachtree Plaza.  There were some equally impressive mansions neighboring this one by 1890, but none of them were quite this exuberant.  Toward the end of the 19th century the home was remodeled and used by the Capital City Club before that organization built their still standing facility at Peachtree and Harris Streets.  Downtown Atlanta

(Source: cdm.sos.state.ga.us)

1909 photo of the Huntley House, which stood at W. Peactree and Peacthree Street (Pershing Point) in Midtown, Atlanta.  Designed by the architecture firm of Morgan and Dillon, who also worked on the Fulton County Courthouse and the Healey Building downtown.
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Lena Swift Huntley Residence)

1909 photo of the Huntley House, which stood at W. Peactree and Peacthree Street (Pershing Point) in Midtown, Atlanta.  Designed by the architecture firm of Morgan and Dillon, who also worked on the Fulton County Courthouse and the Healey Building downtown.

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Lena Swift Huntley Residence)

Technically in SoNo instead of Midtown, but such an interesting house I had to include it. The picture is captioned Prescott Place @ Peachtree Street, 1955.  The closest I can find to Prescott Place is Prescott Street, which extends for a tiny distance off West Peachtree Street, behind Emory University Hospital Midtown.  My guess is that the rest of the street was closed at some point for the hospital’s expansion.

Technically in SoNo instead of Midtown, but such an interesting house I had to include it. The picture is captioned Prescott Place @ Peachtree Street, 1955.  The closest I can find to Prescott Place is Prescott Street, which extends for a tiny distance off West Peachtree Street, behind Emory University Hospital Midtown.  My guess is that the rest of the street was closed at some point for the hospital’s expansion.

The Lewman Residence on Peachtree Place. Midtown Atlanta

The Atlanta Constitution 6 Oct 1901 p.5

The Lewman Residence on Peachtree Place. Midtown Atlanta

The Atlanta Constitution 6 Oct 1901 p.5

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)

1222 Peachtree Street, Piedmont Life Insurance Co., 1948

1222 Peachtree Street, Piedmont Life Insurance Co., 1948

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)

Historic view of the H.I. Kimball House, which was located at the northwest corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue (then Kimball Street) and Peachtree Street.  This would put it where the Fox Theater now stands.  Midtown Atlanta  
(via Atlanta History Center Album. H. I. Kimball Residence)

Historic view of the H.I. Kimball House, which was located at the northwest corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue (then Kimball Street) and Peachtree Street.  This would put it where the Fox Theater now stands.  Midtown Atlanta  

(via Atlanta History Center Album. H. I. Kimball Residence)

Ca. 1900 view of the Wilson House at 5th and Peachtree.  Midtown Atlanta
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Dr. Henry Lumpkin Wilson Residence)

Ca. 1900 view of the Wilson House at 5th and Peachtree.  Midtown Atlanta

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Dr. Henry Lumpkin Wilson Residence)