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Rufus Rose House for sale curious history

The curious history of one of Peachtree’s last surviving Victorian mansions

Most older Atlantans likely best remember the Rufus M. Rose House—which for years has sat vacant on Peachtree Street—as the longtime home of the so-called Atlanta Museum. Yet the house has a better claim to fame, albeit one that’s in serious dispute.
Jarel Portman tower

The story behind Jarel Portman’s Emerson tower

When John Portman was a student at Georgia Tech, the now-nonagenarian was assigned the job of escorting Frank Lloyd Wright around Atlanta. According to John’s son Jarel, Wright told the aspiring architect, “You seem to be a seeker. Go seek Emerson.”

Who owns these Atlanta eyesores?

Atlanta is riddled with vacant properties, many of them development efforts that stalled during the recession. But other decaying structures have been that way for years—decades even—often in the middle of burgeoning neighborhoods.

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