Originally built by the Third Baptist Church and opened in 1911 as the Baptist Tabernacle and Institute Building, today the "Tabby" is used primarily as a performance venue. The structure is located in downtown Atlanta at 152 Luckie Street, seats approximately 2600 individuals, and is managed by Live Nation Entertainment.
Backstory and Context
The building was owned and operated by the Baptist Tabernacle, beset with financial troubles, until October 1994 when the property was sold to a group of investors hoping to redevelop the property in time for the 1996 Olympics.
For additional information please see http://www.tabernacleatl.com/VenueInfo or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tabernacle
"Tabernacle History." The Tabernacle. Accessed April 5, 2014. http://www.tabernacleatl.com/venueinfo.
Photo: Tim Farley, via Wikimedia Commons