Historic Craigie House in Midtown SAVED

The Historic Craigie House in Midtown across from Piedmont Park has escaped demolition and is about to be turned into a single family home. The historic structure was bought by Bert Sanders and Laura Koch for $350,000.

“We've always loved that beautiful place," Sanders told the Chronicle. "We look forward to being responsible for bringing it back.”

The structure was built in 1911 and served as the former location of Georgia's first chapter house of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) organization until 1985 when it was damaged by a fallen tree.

The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but it’s not designated as a local landmark by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, and the home did not have any designation for historic protection.

Two years ago, the Craigie House was named a “place in peril” by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, but with its new owners it looks like the house will stay for younger generations to see.