Historical industrial buildings: A sample

Ex roundhouse palms

Find this ex-roundhouse and turntable here (33.73155,-84.39808) on a map.

This Southern Railway complex was called the South Shops, later the Pegram Shops. The railroad infrastructure has been decommissioned as the shipping business has shifted to the roads (semis and containers). It’s across I-75/85 from Turner Field, now slated for destruction.

What cracked me up are the huge potted palm trees against the building. John says they use the complex as a movie set.

We visited another historic building, the hilltop former Coats & Clark thread mill (on a map here: 33.83189,-84.65691). They just did the spinning there; dying was elsewhere. The mill closed in 1983, and it’s now (at least an attempt at) a mall.

Read more about the thread mill from the historical marker text….

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