W. W. Orr Building

Pringle and Smith
c. 1930



View of the side

The 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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