by: Dan Whisenhunt
The Atlanta Urban Design Commission has officially voted to make the Pratt-Pullman Yard in Kirkwood a Landmark District.
The commission determined the site should be a land mark due to its “cultural and architectural significance to the city of Atlanta’s history.”
“The Pratt-Pullman Yard is not only unique in its architectural character but it reflects an important chapter in the history of our city. The buildings are emblematic of a time when railroads played a significant role in our city’s growth,” City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong said in a press release. “It is for these reasons that we want to preserve as many of the existing buildings as possible.