The effort to revitalize the Sweet Auburn Historic District in Atlanta took an important step forward this week. A developer purchased the historic Atlanta Daily World building on Auburn Avenue on Wednesday and plans to turn the site into a mixed-use space. The building housed the 86-year-old African-American-owned daily newspaper before the publication moved to East Point, Ga. The new property owner plans to begin revitalizing the building in six months.
We are working to help make this project a catalyst and model for more preservation and reuse projects in the historic district. The National Trust is collaborating with our local partners in Atlanta to plan an event at the Daily World building and contribute to the creation of a vibrant Main Street corridor on Auburn Avenue.