National Bindery Library Company

Atlanta - Fulton County
c. 1929

The Story

Designed in 1929 by noted Atlanta architects A. Ten Eyck Brown and Alfredo Barili, Jr., the National Library Bindery Company was the Southeast’s first library bindery and is one of the oldest remaining structures on Peachtree Road. Today the building is home to Peachtree Battle Antiques.

The Threat

The building had been threatened by demolition. In 2016, the building’s owner, Branch Properties, received approval for the construction of a new apartment building at the corner of Terrace Drive and Peachtree Road. The plan called for the demolition of several buildings, including the Bindery. A demolition permit was issued by the City of Atlanta in late 2016. Branch Properties has since agreed to save the facade of the historic structure and incorporate it into its development plans.