Host a party at a historic place
Location: The Solarium at Old Scottish Rite
Date taken: December 31, 2012
Founded in 1919 as the Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children, the building served 50 children from its location in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Atlanta. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the old Scottish Rite hospital was built with sun and light in mind — buildings face South and each wing featured a large sun room/play room. One hundred years later, the hospital campus no longer serves children (Scottish Rite Hospital moved to the north side of the city in the 1970s), but instead is home to a community center, offices, Oakhurst’s seasonal jazz nights and a special events spaces.
Bravo. Thanks. It’s the most pleasant “campus” in Atlanta. It’s not on “on the way” for most Atlantans, few have seen it. Demonstrates the value of dispersed public landmarks: “noble buildings … set within the matrix of the city, instead being sorted out and withdrawn into ‘courts of honor'”- Page 228, D&LoGAC Jane Jacobs
January 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm