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Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby thirtyframes
Another Downtown Atlanta building I’ve shared before, the old Southern Bell building, now known as 51 Peachtree Center Ave. More pictures of the building here. I wait at the bus stop next to this one every day. 

Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by thirtyframes

Another Downtown Atlanta building I’ve shared before, the old Southern Bell building, now known as 51 Peachtree Center Ave. More pictures of the building here. I wait at the bus stop next to this one every day. 

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Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby Wendy Darling
Finally, here’s a wide shot. I hate that tower thing :( It was added in the 60s.
And hey, look, here’s a pic of the building when it was half built-out and not yet a cube.

Only 6 stories were built due to the Depression, then it was built out in twice in the 40s and then again the 50s.
Previously posted pics of this building here.

Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

Finally, here’s a wide shot. I hate that tower thing :( It was added in the 60s.

And hey, look, here’s a pic of the building when it was half built-out and not yet a cube.

Only 6 stories were built due to the Depression, then it was built out in twice in the 40s and then again the 50s.

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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Exterior Detail, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby Wendy Darling
The female figure.
Again, I shot this from across the street with a digital zoom, thus the not great quality.
From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.
Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

Exterior Detail, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

The female figure.

Again, I shot this from across the street with a digital zoom, thus the not great quality.

From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.

Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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Exterior Detail, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby Wendy Darling
The male figure.
Considering I shot this from across the street on my little Elph camera, I am pleased this came out at all. Somebody with a real camera, please shoot this? :)
From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.
Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

Exterior Detail, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

The male figure.

Considering I shot this from across the street on my little Elph camera, I am pleased this came out at all. Somebody with a real camera, please shoot this? :)

From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.

Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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Here’s a pic I took this morning which happens to also show the Southern Bell building, as I catch my bus to work right next to it every morning.
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wdarling:

My bus is late (or I am?) but I’m enjoying watching this heavy equipment at work - more utilities relocation for the Atlanta Streetcar. I now know the procedure for removing metal plates. And now they’re jack hammering. Yay, here’s the bus. (Taken with Instagram at Youth Art Connection Gallery)

Here’s a pic I took this morning which happens to also show the Southern Bell building, as I catch my bus to work right next to it every morning.

Wendy

wdarling:

My bus is late (or I am?) but I’m enjoying watching this heavy equipment at work - more utilities relocation for the Atlanta Streetcar. I now know the procedure for removing metal plates. And now they’re jack hammering. Yay, here’s the bus. (Taken with Instagram at Youth Art Connection Gallery)

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Exterior Detail, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby Wendy Darling
Finally some close-ups / zooms. This is the male figure top left of the entrance. 
From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.
Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Note: I don’t think those are “king” and “queen” figures. Later on you’ll see more clearly that they are glorified telecomm workers.
Previously posted pics of this building here.

Exterior Detail, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

Finally some close-ups / zooms. This is the male figure top left of the entrance. 

From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.

Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Note: I don’t think those are “king” and “queen” figures. Later on you’ll see more clearly that they are glorified telecomm workers.

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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Front Entrance, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby Wendy Darling
Not happy with the angle I was getting from the sidewalk, I snapped this shot from across the street. 
From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.
Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

Front Entrance, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

Not happy with the angle I was getting from the sidewalk, I snapped this shot from across the street. 

From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.

Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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Front Entrance, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby Wendy Darling
Now a look up from the sidewalk to the impressive frieze over the entrance. 
From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.
Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

Front Entrance, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

Now a look up from the sidewalk to the impressive frieze over the entrance. 

From Waymarking:

The Frieze surrounding the front door is intricately carved with representations of animals and people, and simple geometric patterns. There are also a King and Queen flanking the main entrance.

Harris, Julian Hoke, 1906-1987, sculptor

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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Front Entrance, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

A couple of context shots before the close-ups. There’s a lot going on here.

From Emporis:

This building was originally planned as a 25-story skyscraper, but because of the depression of the 1930s only six floors were originally built. Subsequent additions in 1947, 1948 and 1963 led to the 14 stories the building has now.

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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Front Entrance, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby Wendy Darling
Coming up I’m going to share pics of the coolest part of the exterior. Even with the trees in the way, I think I got some OK shots at last.
From Wikipedia:

Originally planned to be 25 stories in height, which would have made it the tallest building in Atlanta, it was completed in 1929 at six stories.

Previously posted pics of this building here.

Front Entrance, Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by Wendy Darling

Coming up I’m going to share pics of the coolest part of the exterior. Even with the trees in the way, I think I got some OK shots at last.

From Wikipedia:

Originally planned to be 25 stories in height, which would have made it the tallest building in Atlanta, it was completed in 1929 at six stories.

Previously posted pics of this building here.

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