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Old 11-13-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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What will ever become of those abandoned warehouses north of Toomer Elementary School and south of Dekalb Ave.?

If you don't know, what do you think should happen to them?
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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These are the warehouses that I was referring to...
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Who knows?
Whatever happens- if anything ever happens, I'm sure it will involve a lot of politics, zoning, social impact, and $$$. And with the current economic woes, I see nothing anytime soon.

Most of the buildings could probably go without much ado about nothing- but I'm interested in the history of the gambrel roof/brick warehouse- I bet it has a storied past, or not.(?)
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Decatur
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Yes I know a developer that looked at it, the zoning and soil issues were just too much to even bother with from what I understand at the time.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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Most of the buildings could probably go without much ado about nothing- but I'm interested in the history of the gambrel roof/brick warehouse- I bet it has a storied past, or not.(?)
If I'm not mistaken they belong to the state of Georgia. If they're the same ones I'm thinking about, they used to do locomotive service there for the New Georgia Railroad, and for a while they were used by train buffs who were restoring old cars.

I'd love to see the state bring back those old excursion trains. They were a delight.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:17 AM
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This being Atlanta, someone will probably come along and turn them into the cross-country skiing hall of fame.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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ROFLMAO-
Does that fall under the same category as Jamaican bobsled team?


equinox- what is the address of the "brick barn warehouse"?
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If I'm not mistaken they belong to the state of Georgia. If they're the same ones I'm thinking about, they used to do locomotive service there for the New Georgia Railroad, and for a while they were used by train buffs who were restoring old cars.

I'd love to see the state bring back those old excursion trains. They were a delight.
Yeah, these are very historic. They were originally built by Pullman to build & repair passenger cars. It dates from 1866!
http://www.pullman-museum.org/theCompany/timeline.html

I miss the New Georgia Railroad too.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Yeah, these are very historic. They were originally built by Pullman to build & repair passenger cars. It dates from 1866!
The Pullman State Historic Site : The Pullman Company : A Pullman Timeline

I miss the New Georgia Railroad too.
Great link, johnatl.

Wouldn't it be cool to see these big boys chugging along again? That's what I call a train!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkFZE3muK1M
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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The first link says it all, the others are another "look":

Developers eye historic Pullman Yard in Kirkwood | News Feature | Creative Loafing Atlanta
Flickr: Pullman Yard - Atlanta, GA (http://www.flickr.com/groups/pullmanyard/ - broken link)
Flickriver: Most interesting photos from Pullman Yard - Atlanta, GA pool
phreakmonkey.com Search Results Pullman

thanks johnatl for the info- definitely a storied past.
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