Courtesy Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation
Courtesy Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has released its 2015 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state, including Glenridge Hall in Sandy Springs. Here’s what the Trust had to say about the property in its announcement:

The Glenridge Hall, Sandy Springs, Fulton County
Thomas K. Glenn built this estate in 1929 on 400 acres of farmland north of Atlanta. Designed by Samuel Inman Cooper, the Tudor Revival property also included stables, barns, smith and carpentry shops, and housing for workers. More recently, the home has been used in movies such as “Driving Miss Daisy.” The mansion is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Of the original 400 acres, only approximately 80 acres remain as part of the Glenridge property. In the summer of 2014, that acreage was placed up for sale. Because of its location (just west of Georgia 400 and bisected by Abernathy Road), large-scale commercial development is highly likely. At this time, there are no protections for Glenridge Hall that would keep the home from being significantly altered, or even demolished, and its surrounding property inappropriately developed. Conservation easements and other tax incentives could help preserve this beautiful home and grounds.

You can see the full list of Places in Peril at this link.

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