John B. Gordon

Picture by rcuello

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  • August 18, 2013
  • Nikon D7000
  • Sigma 18 - 250
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number From -4 to +3 (Steep 1 EV)
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop
  • File Format RAW
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18 Aug 02:24

The John B. Gordon School in East Atlanta was named after John Brown Gordon, who was the son of a preacher man, a University of Georgia student and a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was a senator from 1873 to 1880, and went on to become Governor of Georgia in 1886. He’s buried in Oakland Cemetery, and there’s a statue of him riding a horse at the Georgia State Capitol. But this post isn’t about General Gordon, it’s about the elementary school, which was built in 1909 as the East Atlanta School by Battle & Barili. At some point, I suspect around 1925, the school was renamed for John B. Gordon, but I haven’t found a source for that yet. There was an addition built in 1934. The John B. Gordon school closed in 1995. Two years later, the property was purchased for $200,000 by Inman Park Properties, who intended to convert it to the J. B. Gordon Lofts, to begin leasing in 2006. Then, as with many IPP properties in Atlanta, it sat empty and forgotten for more than ten years. The loft conversion never happened, and the property was foreclosed on in early 2009, under a debt load of more than $4 million. The building is currently for sale, listed as a “Premium Development Opportunity” or “Flex Space” at $1.65 million for 41,000 square feet

18 Aug 02:25
rcuello Thanks Randall

18 Aug 03:04

Muy buena Ricardo, que apertura usaste el cielo se ve algo extrano puede ser por la apertura (supongo)

18 Aug 03:42

10 :)

18 Aug 03:48

Wow Ricardo! I've been wandering in here 5 or 6 times and didn't know the history. Amazing what you have found... this was once a beautiful facility ( not this side) but has sadly fallen into disrepair... I loved spending such a great afternoon with you

18 Aug 04:09


18 Aug 06:42

nice 10

18 Aug 10:56

excess blur in the sky? nice process below

18 Aug 14:21

Must agree with Leo, sky is blurried strange somehow.

18 Aug 15:19

Wonderful Shot! 9+

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18 Aug 17:53

9+ for me

20 Aug 07:13


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