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Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes! It has happened. I have officially submitted our change of address to the Post Office. We have a little more than a month to go until we move into our new fancy-schmancy office on 140 Peachtree Street, formerly known as the Hillyer Trust Company in the early 1900’s. I know it’s still a little early for me to be blogging about it already, but I just couldn’t help myself. I’ve heard so much about it already; things just get cooler and cooler the closer we get to our move-in date. I’ve got it so bad that now I have to resort to stalking the Breensmith Facebook page to be on the lookout for Alex to post new pictures of the place. I know I seem like I’m psychotic right now raving about some old building and you might think I’m crazy but you haven’t seen or heard what I’ve heard.
Okay, so let me give you the low down on this building. The Hillyer Trust Building was actually one of Atlanta’s earliest banking institutions built in 1911 by architects Hentz, Reid and Adler. It used to be 8 stories tall and was said to be one of the narrowest high-rises in the United States but after years of damage from bad weather, the building was decimated and now stands at only 3 stories (the perfect size for Breensmith). The building has been dubbed historic for its contributions to both architecture and commerce. The entrance is overlaid with a brick archway and the interior comes fully equipped with marble floors and pretty golden banisters. Take a wild guess as to where our new conference room will be. Seeing that this was an old bank you might have overlooked that we now have a vault, oh yeah! So, Breensmith gets to have meetings in a thinking vault, ha-ha! I know you’re jealous…that’s okay. We’re doing big things.
I know I’ve always wanted to work at some really cool office and it’s happening. I’m so glad I get to be here for this. I’m proud to be able to say that, as a student intern from The Art Institute of Atlanta, I was able to start my journey here with a front row seat to see Breensmith becoming a part of Atlanta history one day at a time.
- M. Samah
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for pictures of the new building renovations – http://www.facebook.com/breensmithads