Speaking Up for Preservation

The Public Responds to the Crum & Forster Threat

Below a copys of and links to public comment on the threat to Crum & Forster and Atlanta's Preservation Ordinance.

City, Georgia Tech Foundation reach settlement in Crum & Forster suit, by Hunt Archbold, Midtown Patch, Januray 8, 2013

Crum and Forster building, Court order preserves a third, the rest to be razed by David Pendered, Saporta Report, January 8, 2013

Crum & Forster Fact Could Come Next Week by Hunt Archibald, Midtown Patch, January 5, 2013.

NPU-B discusses historic buildings by Caroline Young, Northside Neighbor, November 5, 2012

Crum & Forster lives on as zoning board finds court order invalid by Hunt Archbold, Midtown Patch, November 2, 2012

BZA declines to issue permit, temporarily saving historic Crum & Forster building by Mac Blau, Creative Loafing, November 2, 2012.

Zoning Board Defies Court Order; Crum & Forster Bldg. Stands by Jim Burress, WABE 90.1, November 1, 2012

Should the Crum & Forster be saved? Reports say preservationists to sue the City of Atlanta in order to save the Midtown Landmark building. by Hunt Archbold, Midtown Patch, October 23, 2012

Preservationists Ready to Sue City to Save Building by Jim Burress, WABE, October 22, 2012

Crum & Forster building — past and future collide at Georgia Tech by Maria Saporta, Saporta Report, October 8, 2012

Atlanta Overrides BZA in Settlement on Historic Building, Crum & Forster by Mattew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News, September 30, 2012

Midtown's Crum & Forster still threatened  by Hunt Archbald, Midtown Patch, October 1, 2012

Midtown's Crum & Forster Building: "Kiss My Masonry A$$" by Jonathan Carnright, Atlanta Curbed, August 10, 2012

Atlanta Urban Design Commission denies demolition permit for Georgia Tech’s Crum & Forster building by Maria Suporta, Suporta Report, August 9, 2012

Crum & Forster Lives On by Hunt Archibald, Midtown Patch, August 9, 2012

Neighborhood Planning Unit N's letter to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, June 27, 2012

Supporters of historic and endangered Crum & Forster building receive bad news by ThomasWheatly, Creative Loafing, June 25, 2012

Review Panel Sides With Georgia Tech Foundation Concerning Crum & Forster by Hunt Archibald, Midtown Patch, June 25, 2012

"Future of building debated" by Greg Bluestein, Atlanta Journel Constitution, Sunday, June 25, 2012

Panel supports Georgia Tech Foundation’s plan to demolish most of historic Crum & Forster building by Maria Saporta, Suporta Report, June 24, 2012

Inman Park Neighborhood Association's letter to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Mayor Reid and the Atlanta City Council

Crum & Forster Saga Continues by Hunt Archibald, Midtown Patch, June 12, 2012

Historic District Development Corporation's letter to the Atlanta Urban Design Commission

Druid Hills Neighborhood Association's letter to Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Mayor Reid and the Atlanta City Council

Maria Saporta's May 10, 2012 post on the SaportaReport,  "Crum & Forster — the fight to save the entire historic building continues"

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's letter to the Atlanta Urban Design Commision and Atlanta City Council

Midtown Land Use Committee's letter to the Atlanta Urban Design Commision

Hunt Archbold's Midtown Patch post of April 23, 2012, "Landmark Midtown Building Facing Possible Wrecking Ball"

Midtown Neighborhood Association's response to the Georgia Tech Foundation's application for a Type IV permit

TJ Kaplan's post in the Technique, Friday, February 25, 2011, "Fate of Crum & Forster to be determined"

Thorton Kenedy's Northside Neighbor column for May 23, 2012, "Column: Historic Rhodes Hall serves as a inspiration"

GA Tech Foundation 771 Spring Crum & Forster Code Violations on YouTube described as "documentation of building code and zoning code violaions at the recently purchased Crum & Forster building, which they want to demolish and replace with an empty grass lot"