The Georgia Trust hosts events for our members and the general public at historic sites and venues around the state. These events feature exclusive insider tours and offer a behind-the-scenes look of some at Georgia’s most intriguing places.

Academy Lofts Tour and Reception

Thursday, October 6, 2022
6-8 p.m.
Tours at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Academy Lofts
711 Catherine Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Join us for an exclusive tour of the award-winning Academy Lofts in Atlanta! Originally serving as the George W. Adair Elementary School until the 1970s, this 1912 Collegiate Gothic style building has been uniquely transformed into a mixed-used community that encompasses all the conveniences of everyday living with plenty of style and flair, all while helping to fill a gap in affordable and market rate apartments in Atlanta. This year, the historic building received the Marguerite Williams Award, the Trust’s highest honor given to a historic building.

Led by Stan Sugarman of Stryant Construction, the tour will give an insider’s look at the adaptive-reuse venture that’s introducing the concept of “art-force housing” to Atlanta, providing artists with affordable housing, shared studio space and exhibition opportunities.

After the tour, guests are invited to a reception at The Hall (the school’s former auditorium) at the Darling Josephine, a reimagined Art-Deco inspired cafe.
Ticket includes a free wine, beer or soda.

6 P.M. TOUR 6:45 P.M. TOUR

Event ticket
Member: $35
Non-Member: $45
Inherit GA (40 and under): $30
Ticket includes a free glass of wine, beer or soda.

Ticket includes:

  • A guided insider’s tour of Academy Lofts
  • Reception with choice of beer, wine or soda

Special thanks to our program sponsor!