Herndon BuildingHerndon Building, Sweet Auburn Historic District (U.S.Registered Historic District
Contributing Property) July 1979 HABSpicture, taken from third floorof Odd Fellows Building Location: 251 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GeorgiaBuilt/Founded: 1925Added to NRHP: December 08, 1976(district) NRHP Reference#: 76000631 (district)Governing body: Local
Begun in 1924 and completed the following year, it was a three-story L-shaped brick building, "easily recognized by the large H located on the front facade of the building". It was used as a professional building by several different businessmen and women, including a doctor's office and a pharmacy.
Vacant, it was already in very poor condition when it was seriously damaged in the 2008 Atlanta tornado (which also passed very close to the Herndon Home). It was demolished in late April 2008 as a direct result of this. Currently, the Butler Street YMCA, which owns the property, has no plans for the site.
The Herndon Building was one of three contributing properties in the historic district which were associated with the life of Alonzo Herndon. The Atlanta Life Insurance Company (try Atlanta Life Insurance Company Building) and the Rucker Building are the other two.
- ^ a b Frank J. J. Miele, John Sprinkle, and Patti Henry (November, 1999), National Historic Landmark Nomination: Herndon HomePDF (32 KB), National Park Service and Accompanying 6 photos, of Herndon and family and of exterior and interior of mansion, from c.1910, c. 1915, 1998PDF (32 KB)
- ^ National Register Information System. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service (2007-01-23).
- ^ Jim Auchmutey (2008-04-21). Landmark a victim of tornado. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved on 2008-04-24.