Friday night the roof of the historic Craigie House, formerly the home to the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter, collapsed due to the weight of snow and ice. Click here to read the article in the AJC.
The Craigie house has been no stranger to the news, and it was named to the Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril list. There was some hope for the building last March when it was purchased but Curbed Atlanta reported, “The most recent misfortune was the sale of the structure from the DAR to now defunct Inman Park Properties — basically a real estate hoarding company that did zilch to maintain their holdings.” Good news came when the house was finally acquired by a couple who planned on restoring the home as their personal residence. According to the AJC, their plans remain the same despite Friday night’s collapse.
Unfortunately, none of these articles mention the architect, Thornton Marye, who was responsible for this home of historic importance and many other important works in Atlanta. I have written a post about Thornton Marye in my blog, The Georgian Revival, and thought this would be a good time to re-post in order to give Marye the recognition he deserves. Click here to read my original post, and keep your fingers crossed that the façade of the building can be saved.