View of the sideThe prominent Atlanta firm Pringle and Smith was founded in 1922 and designed buildings throughout the Southeast. Most of their buildings were traditional or Beaux-Arts in style; however, this building incorporated more "modern" Art Deco elements. See also the William-Oliver Building. An eleven-story structure, this masonry building has the sense of a tripartite composition with the base in stone and the shaft in brick.
|The base (or lower two floors) has relief panels in the spandrels representing the staff of Asclepius (a single snake entwining a staff), a symbol of medicine and healing. (The Orr building initially had medical and dental offices.)|
The entrance and reliefs with the staff of Asclepius
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