CHAPTER 23 PRE-CONSTRUCTION





OLIVIER VINOUR'S DAUGHTER 1991 LETTER TO THE FOX

ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, JUNE 14, 1928 -- BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. RENDERING SHOWS THEATRE ENTRY ON PONCE DE LEON, SHRINE "OFFICE BUILDING" ON PEACHTREE. FOX FILMS INSISTED THE THEATRE FRONT ON PEACHTREE, AND OFFICES WERE NEVER BUILT. CHANGES COULD BE MADE, FOR THE FIRST CONSTRUCTION WAS OF THE RETAIL STORES, FRAMED IN WOOD, NOT STEEL, WHICH MIGHT HELP EXPLAIN THE 1996 FIRE.ATLANTA CONSTITUTION JANUARY 26, 1931 -- "SENIOR [FIRM] MEMBER," P. THORNTON MAYRE CREDITS ONLY "THE ARCHITECTS," AND VINOUR'S NAME (MENTIONED ONLY IN THE FIRM'S NAME) IS SPELLED, "VERNOUR." ANOTHER TYPO IS IN 5TH PARAGRAPH FROM END, "BARBER ROOMS" SHOULD PROBABLY BE "BOILER ROOMS."

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUION MAGAZINE, JUNE 16, 1974 -- ON 4TH PAGE, UNCREDITED SOURCE (PROBABLY JOE PATTEN) GIVES CREDIT TO VINOUR. PATTEN SPOKE OF THESE BOOKS WHICH HE FOUND, AS I RECALL, IN THE GEORGIA TECH LIBRARY, PERHAPS THE GIFT OF VINOUR.







ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION MAGAZINE, 1974, PROBABLY JULY-- OLIVIER'S DAUGHTER CLAIMS HER FATHER AS DESIGNER. JAMES C. BRYANT'S ARTICLE IN ATLANTA HISTORY (SUMMER, 1995) DOES NOT CITE THIS LETTER.