The Atlanta BeltLine Design Review Committee declined to support demolishing the historic Trust Company building at 2160 Monroe Drive N.E., according to Saporta Report.
Committee members met on Aug. 17, and Saporta Report says a crowd of people were in attendance to oppose the plan to remove the building and replace it with a storage facility.
“Every member of the BeltLine DRC who spoke said the former Trust Company Bank building should be given historic landmark status – a recommendation made in the BeltLine Master Plan,” Saporta Report’s article says.
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The Atlanta Preservation Center lists the Trust Company building as among, “Atlanta’s most endangered historic places.” .
“This award-winning branch bank of Trust Company of Georgia (now SunTrust) was designed by Atlanta architect Henri Jova, who came up with a form that had neither front nor back and could be read and recognized from a speeding vehicle on a busy freeway,” the Preservation Center’s website says. “It was published in Time Magazine, Interiors and other publication when it opened in 1965.”
It was featured during the Preservation Center’s “Ancients and Moderns” lecture series in 2003. It has been a series of restaurants in recent years and is currently occupied by Cirque Daiquiri Bar and Grill.