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Ivy Hall


179 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia

Built in 1883, Ivy Hall is the university's literary arts and writing center at SCAD Atlanta. The elegantly restored Queen Anne-Victorian home serves as a hub for budding scribes at the SCAD Screenwriting Center and a gathering place for illustrious writers and literary salons, hosting the university's distinguished visiting scholars-in-residence and the Ivy Hall Writers Series.

Formerly the Peters House, the building was design by noted architect Gottfried L. Norrman. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, SCAD received the donated building in 2007 and extensively rehabilitated it before reopening Ivy Hall in the fall of 2008. For its meticulous restoration of the historic home, SCAD received the American Institute of Architects Georgia Honor Award, the Shutze Award for Craftsmanship from the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture Southeast and the Georgia Trust Preservation Award for Excellence. The rehabilitation process was prominently featured in a five-part documentary series, "The Art of Restoration," produced by Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

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