Preservation in Sweet Auburn

HISTORY OF THE WORLD

ByGene Kansas

Atlanta Daily World Building


MLK, Jr. Historic District
145 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Historic Apartments and Retail

What if your home were not only special to you, but to Atlanta as well? Aesthetically and through their charm, the Daily World Apartments step back in time to the 1930’s, yet offer all we’ve come to expect in convenience and performance of quality new construction.

On the newly constructed $100,000,000 Atlanta Streetcar line, and a contributing structure to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District, revitalization of The Atlanta Daily World Building was successfully completed in March 2015. The spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, light-filled apartments feature top-end appliances, high-ceilings, hardwood floors, subway tile showers, off-street parking, and phenomenal floor plans encompassing 1250 sq. ft. of character, history and charm.

Originally constructed in 1912, the intricate brick patterned building at 145 Auburn Avenue stands as steadfast witness and valuable contributor to the city of Atlanta’s cultural and physical development. Its namesake comes from the oldest African American newspaper in continuous operation in the United States, the Atlanta Daily World, which occupied the building from 1946 through March 2008. Beloved for its architecture and cultural legacy, a groundswell of community support prevented its demolition in March 2012, with over 1100 individuals signing a petition for its preservation.

In January of 2014, Gene Kansas | Commercial Real Estate purchased the property and completed a successful historic rehabilitation of the building, bringing back its former pride, appealing architecture, and craftsmanship of the day.

This project is not just about the revitalization of a single building, but also as a shining example of vitality, economic development and preservation for an entire community. Here’s your chance to not only live in the context of history, but to be a part of history.

What else can you look forward to in your neighborhood?

Ground Level Retail: Arden’s Garden Fresh Juices & Smoothies, Condesa Coffee.

At the Corner: Jump aboard the Atlanta Streetcar and take a ride to any number of fabulous spots along the 2.6-mile loop.

Steps Away: Restaurants, bars, pocket parks, the energy and intellect of Georgia State University, plus The Sweet Auburn Curb Market (the city’s NEW oldest public market).

TAKE A LISTEN TO “VOICES OF THE WORLD” A SIDEWALK RADIO EXTRA FROM OUR GRAND OPENING.

AWARDS & HONORS

Georgia Trust “Excellence in Rehabilitation” 2015

Atlanta Urban Design Commission “Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation” - 2015

EarthCraft “Sustainable Preservation” - 2nd building in Georgia to receive this designation.

National Trust for Historic Preservation - #2 Preservation Win nationally - 2014

Atlanta Daily World Building and the Atlanta Streetcar
Condesa Coffee at the Daily World Building
1930's era apartment at the Daily World
Doug Shipman, Gene Kansas, Ryan Gravel at Grand Opening

LISTEN TO "SWEET AUBURN" EPISODE FEATURING RYAN GRAVEL

Keywords | Historic Rehabilitation, Sweet Auburn, Atlanta Streetcar, MLK Jr. Historic District, Atlanta Daily World, Historic Apartments, Retail, Street Retail, Arden's Garden, For Lease, Space Available
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