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16,090 SF Building Known as ‘Stable 1897’

261 Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
$3,250,000

Description

Constructed in the late 1800’s on Peters Street, named for Richard Peters who built Atlanta’s first street railway and is considered a founder of Atlanta. The structure originally housed retail shops and a livery office (horse and mule sales). It was listed as Harper BrothersStables in 1900 and as L.H. Fair and Co. stables in 1910. A full-service livery operation was maintained in the rear portion until the 1930’s with a wide range of neighborhood businesses following.

In 1996, the forgotten old barn now called Stable 1897 was purchased by internationally shown artists Carolyn Carr and Michael Gibson from brothers Wynn and Ty Pennington. It stands in what is now known as the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, originally dubbed Snake Nation.
“The name Snake Nation is of unknown derivation that was used by the public press during the late-1840s and early 1850s to identify a settlement along Peters Street from the railroad crossing South Fair Street (that was) devoted almost entirely to the criminal and immoral
element.” Franklin Garrett confirms in his Atlanta and Environs. “Snake Nation was the tenderloin district of the young town for many
years.” He also commented that law and order were perilously close to extinction by 1851. The Atlanta City Council was in deep distress
about the faro dens, cockfighting, drinking, prostitution, thievery, and murderous environments. When the ‘Orderly’ party won the election
for mayor, a large body of disguised Atlantans raided Snake Nation and tried to burn it down.” Luckily, the Stable 1897 building escaped the fire.

Over the years since Carr and Gibson purchased the Stable, Castleberry Hill has grown more and more popular. Further, they have rented studios within the building to fellow creative Atlantans: Angus Brown (Chef), William Downs (Art Studio),Herman Howard (Studio H Architecture Planning Environments (SHAPE), Marcia Wood (Residence), Fay Gold (Exhibition Space), Paul Pendergrass (Writing Studio), Daniel Soder (photographer, designer, and sculptor), JD Walsh (Contemporary Artist)–to name just a few who have contributed to the buildings ongoing history.

  • Asking Price: $3,250,000
  • +16,090 SF on 0.2 acre
  • Circa 1897
  • Brick and Timber Construction
  • Original Heart of Pine Floors & Plaster Walls
  • Reflective TPO Membrane Roof
  • Freight Elevator
  • Drive-in parking + On-Street parking+ 2 striped spots + opportunity for more
  • Fronts on Peters St with pass-thru to Walker St
  • Located in the Castleberry Hills Art District

Detail

  • Property ID
    185687
  • 4
    Bedrooms
  • 4
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    16090 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.2 acres
  • Carriage House / Stable
    Style
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    Year Built
    1897

Updated on October 9, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Address

  • Address: 261 Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
  • City: Atlanta
  • State/county: Georgia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 30313
  • Country: United States

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