Landmarks of Grant Park

Atlanta Stockade

Neighborhood History
The original Atlanta stockade was built around 1860. During the 1860’s, the only sentence worse than death was life in the Atlanta stockade. By 1913, the stockade had become the fortress that stands today, complete with gothic turrets, dungeons and two foot thick cement walls. Although the city always said only one person died in the stockade, workers building I-20 discovered the remains of 50 people on the prison grounds, a gruesome reminder of the structure’s history.

After sitting empty for many years, the building and remaining grounds reopened as GlenCastle, a mix of apartments and non-profit organizations. GlenCastle is listed on the National Historic Register as an example of creative concrete construction. It is located at 760 Glenwood Ave.