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Century Lofts

 

Century Lofts is located at 505 Whitehall St SW, Atlanta GA 30303, on the northwest corner of Whitehall St. & McDaniel St.   Century Lofts is on the edge of the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, an historic loft area in Atlanta.


 
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Chevrolet Motor Company
The wires in the upper right powered electric streetcars.

The Century Lofts building was built in 1920.   It was the first Chevrolet dealership in Atlanta.   Chevrolet cars were delivered by rail to the loading dock, where they were moved into the building.   The 1st floor was the showroom, the 2nd floor was used for offices, and the 3rd & 4th floors were used to store cars and parts.   There were elevators that took the cars to the upper floors.   The dealership closed in 1932 or 1933 because of the depression (reference - Robinson, John. Classic Chevrolet Dealerships: Selling the Bowtie, 2003, p. 120.).

 

In the years after, it served as a warehouse to several businesses, including Atlas Supply Company - a plumbing, heating and air conditioning warehouse.   From 1976-1979, Century Florist Supply of Atlanta, Inc. operated in the building, which gave the lofts their name.

 

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Century Lofts Construction July 2000

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Century Lofts Rendering

In 2000, the building was built into residential lofts.   There are 31 residential lofts on the 4 floors.   During the residential loft build a 5th floor bump out was added to give several of the lofts on the 4th floor a 5th floor bedroom and private deck area, as well as a common deck for the building.   An elevator was added to the outside, allowing access to the roof.   The original windows were replaced with double pane widows.   The inside walls, plumbing and electrical service were removed and replaced with new construction.

 

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