South downtown’s historic Scoville Hotel put on the market

Please don’t screw up this downtown gem


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  • Three-story row building on Mitchell Street has been used for films, music video shoots

A one-time hotel for railroad executives and tourists — and which, in later years, served as a flophouse and movie set — could be yours for $1.2 million. Bisnow reports that Bruce Teilhaber has placed the Scoville Hotel, the historic three-story building along Mitchell Street’s Hotel Row, on the market. The broker representing Teilhaber, who’s also the owner of Friedman’s Shoes a few doors down, tells the news site he plans to market the former hotel, which has sat vacant for eight years, to an intown housing developer or boutique hotel. Teilhaber — who told us for a December cover story about south downtown that he’d considered the possibility — bought the building in 1982, according to Fulton County records. Please, whoever scoops this property up, do it justice.