I’m not sure that the bartender appreciated me walking behind her bar to take this shot … but I just could not help myself!
The Candler Building was built in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate and former Mayor Asa Griggs Candler. Standing on the site of one of Atlanta oldest churches, it was the city’s first skyscraper and tallest structure at 17 stories.
Now in the Hilton Curio Collection, the building underwent painstaking restoration and reopened as a hotel in 2019. Some of the features include:
- Beau-Arts style, drawing upon the principles of French neoclassicism and incorporating Gothic and Renaissance elements
- Picturesque, hand-carved marble staircase capped with The Candler Hotel’s iconic winged lion
- Ornate décor using brass, mahogany & marble materials, that weaves an intricate family story is infused throughout the hotel
- Lobby featuring two original Tiffany glass windows
- Mysterious secret bank vault below ground
- A historic Ballroom, completely transformed
- A variety of window styles and layouts on each of the 15 stories
- Detailed arched windows with elaborate cornices that crown the building, radiating its historical effect on downtown Atlanta
Just a quick stroll through historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. I have no idea how old this wall is but it was next to a home that was over a century old.
Passing through Greenville, SC on the way to Atlanta, GA
The blooming of daffodils, along with the availability of the vaccine, brings hope …
As I ramp back up to posting, I’ll start with a few photos from along the road … this from Culpepper, Va.