The Save ATL Priority List is Historic Atlanta’s targeted action list of specific places that we are actively working on saving.
Historic Atlanta takes a primary leadership role in each #SaveATL site’s conservation by creating bespoke, customized action plans, then making sure that the plan is followed through all the way to execution.
The places on the #SaveATL Priority List are submitted by the public every year and then narrowed down using our internal screening criteria.
Historic Atlanta understands that Atlanta’s historic places can be threatened for a wide variety of issues. Through this program, Historic Atlanta evaluates the needs of enrolled sites on a case-by-case basis and commits to do our part in the preservation of these places.
Examples of potential actions include:
- Assistance with historic markers
- Local Landmark designations
- National Register of Historic Places nominations
- Conservation assessments
- Preservation guidance & mediation
- Historic Structure Reports
- Legislative advocacy
- Legacy Business Designations
Where is the Save ATL Priority List?
Due to the often sensitive nature of the places on our list, we do not always publicly announce which properties have been placed on the #SaveATL Priority List.
The current Save ATL Priority List is comprised of three (3) historic places associated with the LGBTQ+ community. We are working on getting these properties recognized as local landmarks with the City of Atlanta, which will provide long-term protection managed by the Urban Design Commission.
Program nominations are open to the public and may be submitted by property owners, residents, non-profit organizations, and City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU’s). Nominations are accessible online and are typically considered twice a year (with the exception of emergency nominations). Nominations for Spring and Fall consideration are due March 1st and August 1st, respectively. Nominations are typically announced in June and October.
Sites facing imminent threat may be eligible for emergency consideration – Please contact the programs team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the nomination prior to submitting a nomination for emergency consideration.
Nominate a place to #SaveATL today!
Have Questions? Contact our programs team at email@example.com to inquire about eligibility or nomination assistance.
Past & Current Program Sites
The Kodak Building; The Celebrity Club/Atlanta Eagle; 220 Sunset Ave; 152 Nassau/ 141 Walton; 2056 Cheshire Bridge Road; Fountain Hall; 1982 Michael Hardwick Residence; Gaines Hall; The Gulch; US Federal Warehouse #384; The Candler Warehouse Tower; The United Motor Services Building; The Zero Mile Post; Nelson Street Bridge; Trio Laundry; Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center; The Bell Building; Marcel Breuer’s Atlanta Central Library; Hapeville Branch – Atlanta Fulton Public Library; 881 Ponce de Leon Ave NE; and Pullman Yard