John B. Gordon Elementary School- East Atlanta

As most of you are aware, the site of Alexan EAV, was previously the site of John B. Gordon Elementary school. Straight from wikipedia itself, here is a little info on John B Gordon himself:John B. Gordon

John Brown Gordon (February 6, 1832 – January 9, 1904) was one of Robert E Lee’s most trusted Conferderate Generals by the end of the American Civil War. After the war, he was a strong opponent of the Reconstruction during the late 1860’s. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from 1873 to 1880, and again from 1891 to 1897. He also served as the 53rd Governor of Georgia from 1886 to 1890.

A more gallant, generous, and fearless gentleman and soldier has not been seen by our country.— President Theodore Roosevelt. 

John B. Gordon Elementary School opened it’s doors in 1909 and featured 25 classrooms, a large gym and stage. After 86 years, the doors were closed in 1995.


You can find lots of fun stories from former students who attended John B. Gordon Elementary online, in various blogs. We have had several people stop by the leasing office to see what once stood as the elementary school they attended, now a resort style apartment community. They all have loved the new building, while dreaming of the days they ran through the hallways and sang on stage.

What used to be an elementary school, is now bustling with life as a brand new luxury apartment community in the East Atlanta Village. What was a simplistic brick building, with hundreds of children filling the halls, is now one of Atlanta’s most tech savvy apartment communities. Features like key less entry into every apartment home and nest thermostats, all the way to our paperless leasing office, with an interactive touchscreen leasing center. We have touches of the old school building, in the hallway outside the leasing center bricks from the schoolhouse were laid to walk upon. One of the coolest art pieces, is a photo of an old bear found in one of the classrooms. Come by the leasing office to see for yourself!

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