Rhodes Hall is one of the last great original homes on Peachtree St. in Atlanta. It was completed in 1904 and built by a successful furniture retailer who offered reasonably priced furniture and installment plans--both innovations at the time. It cost $50,000 ($700,000 in today's dollars) to build and boasted over 300 light bulbs at a time when such luxuries were rare. Five-hundred-pound blocks of stone from Stone Mountain 24 miles away were hauled in. Rhodes' store still stands and today is a Residence Inn. Rhodes Hall is used as a wedding venue and was recently referred to as "the 800-pound gorilla currently home to the non-profit Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation." The first photo is dated 1909.