Downtown Atlanta offers a wealth of architectural treasures, from some of the oldest buildings in the city to some of its most modern skyscrapers. Read more below or visit the websites of the Atlanta Preservation Center, Atlanta History Center, and Atlanta Urban Design Commission.

All descriptions on these pages are excerpted from Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta, produced by the American Institute of Architects and published by University of Georgia Press, 1992. Note: The book is over 15 years old and some of the property information has changed (e.g. the Omni was demolished). Please contact appropriate agencies (Urban Design Commission, Preservation Atlanta, etc.) for current status.

Explore the history of these Downtown neighborhoods and districts:

Government Walk / South Peachtree / South Downtown
Five Points / Marietta Street / Fairlie-Poplar
Northern & Eastern Downtown / Peachtree Center / Hotels
Civic Center
Western Downtown
Sweet Auburn / M.L.K. Jr. Historic District