Art Deco Downtown

Glenn Building

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The Glenn Building, dating from 1923, was built upon the construction of the Spring Street viaduct by the George Fuller Company. Completion of the viaduct led to the development of numerous other buildings on the west side of Downtown, including the Bona Allen Building. This characteristic early skyscraper, designed by Wadley B. Wood of D.C., is ten stories and is faced with limestone and detailed with polychrome terra cotta. The attached 1928 Art Deco garage was demolished for a larger parking garage in the late 1990’s.
The building is the name sake of Thomas Kearney Glenn, a prominent business man, corporate leader and the 31st mayor of Atlanta.
The 60,000 square-foot building was rehabilitated in the mid 1980’s, when a facade easement on the building was donated by it owners. The Federal Reserve Bank purchased the building in 1986 as a potential site for expansion. Deciding instead to relocate to Midtown, the Federal Reserve sold the property to the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority. In 2000, Turner Properties announced plans for a major expansion next to the Glenn Building. Turner Properties considered the Glenn Building unsuitable for its use and sought to have Easements Atlanta give up its easement or have the easement condemned by City Council. 
In 2006 a major restoration of the building transformed it into the Glenn Hotel, a 110 room boutique hotel. It is also now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a process that was started in 1986.

Listed in 2001

Address: 110 Marietta St NW Atlanta, GA  30303
Area of City: Downtown
Time: 1923
Architect/Designer: Wadley B. Wood