57 Forsyth Street NW Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 588-0109
The Healey Building, at 57 Forsyth Street NW, in the Fairlie-Poplar district of Atlanta, was the last major "skyscraper" built during the first great burst of multi-story commercial construction preceding World War I. In fact, it was World War I, which led to the alteration of the original design, which called for twin towers connected by a rotunda. Only the west tower and rotunda were constructed before World War I broke out. The death in 1920 of William Healey forestalled continuation of the project after the war. According to Dr. Elizabeth Lyon in her National Register of Historic Places nomination, "The Healey Building has an elegance and high shouldered dignity which make it outstanding among its contemporaries." Those contemporaries include the Chandler, the Flatiron and Hurt Buildings among others. Although certainly distinctive for its physical appearance and location, the Healey Building is also associated with significant individuals in Atlanta history. Thomas G. Healey and his son William T. Healey were political and business leaders in the city - in the case of Thomas, dating back to pre-Civil War times. Their contributions to Atlanta's architectural history as contractors and businessmen are numerous and significant. In addition to the Healeys, the architects Thomas Morgan, John Dillon, and Walter T. Downing have left an important body of works as monuments to their skill and abilities.Born in 1818, Thomas G. Healey moved to Savannah, Ga. in 1846, from Connecticut. A few years later, he was in Atlanta working in the brick-making business and as builder/contractor in partnership with Maxwell Berry. Healey and Berry were responsible for a number of Atlanta churches and government buildings prior to the war, including the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Trinity Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the United States Custom House (later City Hall). Following the destruction of the war, Healey was in the perfect business for the construction boom of the late 1800s, which rebuilt Atlanta. As his wealth accumulated, T. G. Healey became active in politics and other business ventures. One investment was in land, including the northwest corner of Marietta and Peachtree Streets where he built the first Healey Building. This location was the place where Atlanta's first elections were held in 1848 and where T. G. Healey's grandsons (William and Oliver) built the William-Oliver Building in 1930. From 1877 to 1882, Healey was president of the Atlanta Gas Light Company. In the 1880s, he was president of the West End and Atlanta Street Railroad Company, on the Executive Committee of the 1881 International Cotton Exhibition, and a Director of Joel Hurt's Atlanta Home Insurance Company (of which he was a purchaser of $5,000 in original stock). Politically, he was city alderman- at-large (1881) and mayor pro tem (1884). By 1889, the Atlanta Constitution was estimating Healey's wealth at between $500,000 and $1,000,000 - thus making him one of the fifteen richest men in the city. During this period, William T. Healey joined his father in his many business ventures, which still included brick making and real estate development. Among their joint enterprises were the Atlanta Car Works streetcar line (1892) and the development of a mineral water property, Austell Lithia Springs. After Thomas Healey's death in 1897, William carried on the family businesses, which came to include the new Healey Building of 1914. Excavations took most of 1913 and the project became known as "Healey's Hole," with seventy (seven feet square) wells filled with concrete reaching a depth of sixty feet.
Now there is a better way to live, work and play in Atlanta – Century Skyline apartment homes, distinctively styled with all the features and amenities we know you'll enjoy. Come home to spaces that invite and inspire. Thoughtfully designed, these generous spaces feature soaring ceiling heights and over-sized windows, granite countertops, hardwood floors and distinctive design features tailored to urban living.
From the extraordinary rooftop pool and clubroom to its unbelievable location with walking distance to Midtown and Downtown, Century Skyline is the ultimate address to access Atlanta’s most popular attractions. Easily walk to your favorite shops and restaurants, or catch an exhibit at the Atlanta Civic Center. You’ll even find MARTA only steps away.
Best of all is Century Skyline's amazing location and top-notch management team, ensuring an experience that is second to none. Finally, an apartment home as unique as you! Welcome to Century Skyline… Welcome Home!
Be a part of Downtown's hottest new neighborhood at Pencil Flats & Shops with immediate access to MARTA. The community features a fresh market, multiple restaurants, dry cleaner, hair salon, coffee house and barber shop! Take advantage of discounts at local area businesses through the Perennial Perk rewards program. The apartments have the finest finishes including hardwood floor, stainless appliances, granite counters, separate shower and garden tub in baths, and elegant lighting in all rooms.
Pet Friendly. Weight limit 55lbs. No aggressive breeds. $400 fee for cats. $500 fee for dogs.
•Stainless Steel Appliances
•Separate Shower/Garden Tub
•Tile Backsplash in Kitchen
•Bedrooms that fit a king-sized bed
•Perennial Perks Resident Rewards Program
•Planned Social Activities
•Short Term Lease
•Walk In Closets
•Washer Dryer Hookup
•Washer Dryer In Unit
•Wireless Internet Access
•Accepts Credit Card Payments
•Accepts Electronic Payments
•Broadband Internet Access
•Business Center Onsite
•Cable or Satellite
•Patio or Balcony
Heading South on I-75/85 exit 248A/Martin Luther King Dr., Make sharp right turn onto Jesse Hill Jr Dr, then right on Decatur St. Pencil Factory will be on the right. Heading North on I-75/85 exit 248B/Edgewood Ave, Turn right onto Edgewood Ave. Turn right on Jackson Street. Turn right on Decatur St. Pencil Factory will be on the left.
Expansive rooftop deck with gardens and panoramic city views.
A classic Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
17 floors of hand-carved granite and limestone.
All units renovated with loft theme; oversized, historic windows, exposed ducts/pipes, and high, concrete ceilings. Many units feature exotic flooring such as bamboo and limestone, mahogany wall and window treatments, and gourmet kitchens with solid-surface countertops and stainless appliances.
Ornate lobby featuring fully restored elevators, highly polished brass ornamentation, 1930's chandeliers and an art deco ceiling mural.
High-speed Internet service included; state-of-the-art, wired infrastructure upgraded in 2007.
Basic cable included; wired infrastructure upgraded in 2007.
Basement and floor level storage rooms available.
Building common areas and rooftop wired for music.
Security system includes 24-hour camera surveillance in all building common areas and front door entrance.
Management office with meeting room common area.
Unparalleled downtown location facing Woodruff Park and surrounded by Georgia State University; walking distance to CNN Center, Turner Field, Phillips Arena, Georgia Aquarium, Peachtree Center, Government complexes, transportation, hotel and business centers.
Art Deco opulence, spectacular city skyline views, rooftop deck with gardens, formal security- not your typical Condo amenities. But then, The William Oliver is not at all typical. The 133,000-square-foot, 17-story William Oliver Building was built by Atlanta's legendary Healey family in 1930. The name was inspired by two Healey family grandsons, William and Oliver. Recently, The William Oliver won a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding Achievement Award for Rehabilitation. Original design features include hand-tooled metal and hand-carved granite and marble on the exterior, hand-tooled brass inside and marble and travertine floors. The William Oliver is located at the gateway of downtown's Fairlie-Poplar Historic District.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it combines the best of old-world charm with modern day amenities. Completely renovated in 1996, this classic 1930's architectural gem is the finest remaining example of classic Art Deco design in Georgia. The lavish Art Deco lobby with authentic murals and façade creates a classic and welcoming tone for residents and guests and the grandeur of a bygone era.
There are eight floor plans of studios, one- and two- bedroom homes and six penthouses ranging from 465 to 1,310 square-feet. Several condominiums have original glass office doors, one still bearing the name of its corporate occupant. The building combines the best of the old world charm with modern day amenities. The seventeen floors are a masterpiece of hand curved granite and limestone. Original terrazzo marble floors and hand curved brass elevators and building ornamentations. Soaring ceilings heights and oversized windows create the expansive urban flair, fused with standard finishes and upgrades including stainless steel appliances, exotic floorings such as bamboo, Portuguese cork and Italian limestone, granite and Corian countertops, Shaker & Winstead 42-inch kitchen vanity cabinets, designer faucets and under mount stainless kitchen & porcelain bath sinks.
Since 1930, The William Oliver has proudly stood on the historic corner of Peachtree and Marietta Streets. The William Oliver sits within Fairlie Poplar, once Atlanta's financial district, now its first true urban neighborhood. From the grand entry with bronze canopy and formal security to the rooftop deck, The William Oliver is stylishly approachable and an appealing alternative to life outside the city. Adjacent to the extended campus of Georgia State University, The William Oliver boasts a one-of-a-kind location strategically situated between Centennial Olympic Park and Woodruff Park. You can't help but enjoy outdoor concerts, eclectic art galleries, nearby theaters, museums and even front row rooftop seats to fireworks from Turner Field, Centennial Park, and Underground Atlanta (NY’s Eve Peachdrop!).
The William Oliver features uniformed security, an outstanding rooftop landscaped deck with unmatched breathtaking citywide views, business center, vending area, pet friendly atmosphere, storage rooms, spacious fitness center, basic cable TV, community intranet and high speed internet service.
A builder of downtown lofts since the late 1980's, developer Rick Skelton conceived the William Oliver Building project with its original owner, James Cumming, as "a partnership of housing and retail expertise working together to build a more vibrant, 24-hour downtown." Financed through an Urban Residential Finance Authority tax-exempt bond, The William Oliver project reflects a national trend toward redevelopment of neglected downtown properties into loft space. One of the city's few remaining skyscrapers of its era, the building is one of the largest surviving examples of what Skelton calls the "true classic deco style" of architecture, which was meant to "show what machines were capable of doing" in the realm of architectural design. Jason Moss of Rowhouse Design Group, in collaboration with Stang & Newdow, designed the project, which included restoration of an expansive deco mural on the lobby ceiling, where two large chandeliers also were refurbished. "We restored the lobby to its pristine form," Skelton said. Skelton Development has received numerous prestigious awards for their achievements in historically sensitive renovations like 90 Fairlie, Deer Lofts, and Stonewall Battery. Skelton Development chose Rowhouse Architects, an Atlanta firm known for their innovative urban designs for new and historic projects. Exclusive sales and marketing for The William Oliver was provided by Coldwell Banker The Condo Store, recognized as Atlanta's experts and premier marketer of condominiums, lofts, luxury high rises, cluster and townhomes.
Skelton describes the interior spaces of the units as having a "soft" loft attitude with soaring ceilings, oversized windows for spectacular citywide views, and minimal exposed duct work. While retaining the original terrazzo marble floors and classic art deco lobby, the William Oliver offers buyers the opportunity to upgrade the interiors of their units for a very modern feel with stainless steel appliances and exotic floorings such as bamboo and Portuguese cork. In addition to modern aesthetics, the William Oliver offers modern technology with high speed internet services and cable TV. "The unique historic design of The William Oliver was a selling factor for the development," says Skelton. "No one could afford to build a lavish lobby of its type with granite and solid brass today. The facade of hand-carved granite and limestone is impossible to replicate and the building would have cost a fortune. Furthermore, the new urbanist concept dictates that people miss a sense of place and community. In redeveloping historic structures, we are giving people just that - their own place in history. " "The William Oliver is the largest art deco building in the South," says Skelton." The lobby and entry awning is solid brass, and it has the largest art deco mural in the South. This was the site of Atlanta's first election in 1832."
"Downtown Atlanta offers residents a true Chicago-New York style environment," says Skelton. "Loft living has come into vogue, and tax incentives in the historic properties make living in urban Atlanta less expensive than their Midtown and Buckhead counterparts. Georgia State University is the catalyst for growth, and the University's move into Fairlie-Poplar is likened to New York University migrating into New York City's Soho district ." "We've got people living downtown now, and the next evolution is pets downtown," said Skelton. "With Woodruff, Centennial and Piedmont parks right here, Intown is a wonderful place for pets."Skelton says he regularly encountered potential buyers who hesitated to commit to a condo because they owned a pet. "I had to tell them that people do live downtown with pets," Skelton said. "Particularly people who live in suburbia think that just because they have a dog or a cat, they need a yard. But in the studies we've looked at, between 15 and 20 percent of the people in lofts and condos have some sort of pet. And to entice those buyers, you needed to have a pet-friendly environment."
Today, The William Oliver is home to 115 upscale residential units with security and a "lock and leave" lifestyle for its residents. Business professionals, airline pilots, government employees, empty nesters and even second home owners can conveniently walk to work as well as to artistic and entertainment venues for after hours enjoyment.
Centennial Place is a master planned community designed for today's lifestyle. Sprawled across nearly sixty acres of wooded landscaping with a touch of southern charm. Our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom garden style apartments and townhomes feature quarry tile foyers, breakfast bars, walk-in closets, private patios and balconies, individual intrusion alarms and complimentary washers and dryers. Other amenities include resort style swimming pools, state-of-the-art fitness facility, controlled access parking, courtyards and private outdoor sitting areas. Centennial Place is located just minutes from Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, CNN, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech), Georgia State University, exquisite Atlantic Station, theaters and fine dining. This in-town community is in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Just imagine, as most commuters are winding their way through traffic after work, you could be relaxing at home, taking a dip in the resort style swimming pool or simply strolling through nearby Centennial Olympic Park. We are looking forward to showing you our community. Stop in today and ask about our great move in specials for the summer!
Pet friendly apartments. $400.00 NON-REFUNDABLE PET FEE. ONLY ONE PET per household. 40 lb. maximum weight.
Incredible Midtown Location Accessible to Marta
Individual Intrusion Alarms
Walk to the many midtown & downtown attractions!
Small Dogs Allowed
Walk In Closets
Washer Dryer Hookup
Washer Dryer In Unit
Water Sewer and Trash
On Street Parking
Patio or Balcony
Cable or Satellite
Take I75/85 South to Exit 249D - North Avenue/Ga Tech. Turn right onto North Avenue. Go 1 block and turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive (1st light). Centennial Place is the first community on the right on the corner of Merritts Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
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The Office apartments were designed to embrace the character of its existing materials thus the unit interiors radiate an industrial loft vibe with their soaring 12-foot concrete ceilings, exposed duct work and new 8-foot glass window systems. Each apartment features wireless entertainment with built-in surround sound speakers, USB wall ports, wine and beverage coolers, quartz and granite countertops, Whirlpool® Energy Star™ stainless steel appliance packages including full-sized washers and dryers and a choice of two distinct color pallets.
Future residents of The Office will have a variety of amenities at their fingertips. They include; a towering grand club room, 24/7 state-of-the-art fitness center with a yoga and spin room featuring on demand classes, two soundproof recording pods equipped with iMacs for mixing, recording and practicing, a gaming lounge with billiards, shuffle board, gaming stations and nostalgic video game consoles. Outside and elevated 40-feet above street level, relax at the resort-style pool or in your private cabana with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and entertainment areas nearby.
The Office rarely is a haven for pets, but home at The Office, it’s a pet lovers dream with an outdoor dog park, and an indoor dog spa and playroom. Additional amenities include; a 24-hour dry cleaning concierge service, 24-hour secured access for package pickup and delivery, a coffee lounge, iMac study stations, WI-FI in common areas controlled access throughout the building, bike storage and repair station, car charging stations and storage. The property is a smoke-free zone and uses green building materials, energy efficient mechanical system and low-e windows.
After Kessler's department store closed in 1998, this building was converted to loft condominiums in 2000. Featuring exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and maple floors, it provides easy access to MARTA and downtown attractions like Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Dome, and Phillips Arena. It also houses a close-knit community of residents (and their pets) who are dedicated to the downtown community. The building is celebrating its centennial in 2013 - stay tuned for more about the celebration!