Odd Fellows Building and Auditorium-Sweet Auburn Historic District Atlanta, Georgia
Original Owner: Built under the leadership of Benjamin J. Davis and the Grand Order of Odd Fellows.
Built: 1912-main building opened 1913 - Annex with auditorium is opened. Architect: William A. Edwards Contractor: Robert E. Pharrow Architectural Style: Jacobean Revival; the facade is embellished with unique terra cotta figures. Original Use: This building housed businesses along the street, office space in the interior and also had a 1,296 seat auditorium and roof garden-the site of most of black Atlanta’s dances and social functions during the 1920's and 1930's. RE-adaptive Use: The entire building was renovated in late 1980's. The present day use of the auditorium and roof garden can be seen here: http://atriumonauburn.com/ Recorded dates: 1903-The Atlanta Independent, a weekly newspaper published by Benjamin J. Davis and the Grand Order of Odd Fellows makes its appearance (latter to be located in this building). Benjamin Davis was editor. The Atlanta Independent.
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