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January 2012

2012 Perennial Properties Purchase The Telephone Factory Lofts

In 2012, Atlanta-based Perennial Properties takes ownership and management of The Telephone Factory Lofts, ushering in a new age of renovations and growth for the property.

August 2011

2011 City Hall East is sold to Johnstown Properties

Currently undergoing further development, Johnstown Properties renamed the Ponce City Market, as a mixed-use development of retail, office, condos and apartments. Phase One opened in 2014 and the area continues to thrive today.

June 2011

2011 Historic Fourth Ward Park Is Formed.

Historic Fourth Ward Park is dedicated by Mayor Kasim Reed on June 18, 2011.

August 2006

2006 Atlanta establishes the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is developed to create the Atlanta BeltLine, a 22-mile transportation/ recreation corridor that encircles Atlanta’s downtown. ABI establishes plans for a number of parks as part of the project, including the 17.5 acre Historic Fourth Ward Park.  Now the BeltLine has become an Atlanta icon, bringing the city a stronger sense of community […]

June 1996

1996-2011 Loft Living Is Created

From 1996 through 2011, loft units were offered as living and work space to artists, writers and designers at inexpensive prices under the affordable homes financing program.  A tight-knit bohemian community formed and paved way for Atlanta establishments such as Sister Louisa’s.

May 1996


The loft spaces opened in 1996 offering a unique experience to Atlanta culture.

February 1995

1995 Application For Conversion

Developers Rhodes and David Perdue apply to convert the building to lofts.

August 1989

1989 The Sears Roebuck building purchased by the City of Atlanta

After purchasing The Sears Roebuck building, the City of Atlanta renames and repurposes the building to what most Atlantans know as City Hall East.

February 1938

1938 Western Electric Telephone Factory Is Completed

Western Electric manufactured and repaired telephones and switchboard systems owned by the Bell System and rented out to customers.  The company was also instrumental in technological breakthroughs that brought sound to motion pictures and mobile communications that enabled the creation of the cell phone.

August 1928

1928 Sears Roebuck Building is Built

Sears Roebuck builds its Southern Regional Distribution Center on Ponce de Leon, then and still the largest brick building in the Southeast.