Wheat Street Christian Education Building

Atlanta - Fulton County

The Christian Education Building, constructed in 1955 by Wheat Street Baptist Church, stands as a testament to the church’s commitment to education and outreach. In the mid-20th century, Wheat Street became one of the first churches in the country to sponsor a federal credit union and later began a housing ministry that continues today. Designed by African American architect C.E. Miller, it served as a hub for educational programs and community initiatives. The Wheat Street Charitable Foundation recently embarked on a historic rehabilitation, supported by historic tax credits, converting the 10,000-square-foot space into nonprofit offices and event venues. Now housing local nonprofits and empowering individuals through education and employment initiatives, the building’s legacy continues, serving as a gathering space in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta.

Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards recognize projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.