Stop on by, and find out why.
The Telephone Factory was constructed by the Western Electric Company in the late 1930s and functioned for over 50 years as a manufacturing facility for telephones and communications hardware before being converted to loft apartments in 1996. Brick and concrete construction showcases the kind of character and uniqueness only a spectacular original building could offer. Just one look at the enormous mushroom columns on each floor in the building reveals the building’s roots in early 20th Century industrial architecture and efficiency of construction. Each unit designed to maximize the open feeling of its interior and to encourage individuals to personalize their living environments beyond putting their own furnishings inside. The “blank slate” nature of a unit transforms with each new resident’s taste but maintains the mid-century industrial originality.
The Telephone Factory has long been a hidden gem at the edge of the Old Fourth Ward, even before the “Old Fourth Ward” was an Atlanta destination. Despite its impressive construction, the building is far from overbearing. Its subtlety and humility have often made it challenging to locate, even as one passes it on the street. This status as a secret treasure continues with its offering of sanctuary even at the precipice of the burgeoning growth of the neighborhoods surrounding it. Just steps from the Beltline and the newly-constructed Old Fourth Ward parks and a short walk to Inman and Piedmont Parks, the Telephone Factory nestles comfortably in a most sought-after Intown neighborhood whose livability continues to ameliorate with the growth of the area.
Beyond the charm and generosity each of its unique spaces offers, one experiences at the Telephone Factory a sense of community one would more commonly find in the likes of neighborhoods and extended families than in an apartment complex. The resident population reflects a diversity of ages, professions, backgrounds and interests, making it home to a wide variety of people, pets and predilections. Residents of the Telephone Factory enjoy a network of neighbors who contribute to an environment of courtesy without pretense. The community is respectful without being staid, and people are able to enjoy their personal space within a community that celebrates diversity of tastes and expressions.