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The coronavirus pandemic hasn't stopped reconstruction from beginning this month at the historic DuPre Excelsior Mill. A side of the historic building collapsed in late December following a renovation accident.

Developers are now working to rebuild and add support to the collapsed eastern wall.

Atlanta Preservation Center Director of Operations David Mitchell applauded the developers for sticking with their promise to rebuild. The APC successfully lobbied in 2006 to have the building declared a city landmark.

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An Atlanta area luthier is paying homage to the city's music scene.

Tomas Holgado crafted a series of guitars from the wood of the old Excelsior Mill building, which was the home of the Masquerade music venue for nearly three decades before the venue moved to The Underground.

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The collapsed portion of the DuPre Excelsior Mill will be rebuilt, Doug Young, assistant director for historic preservation for the city of Atlanta Office of Design, said Monday.

A side of the historic building collapsed in late December following a renovation accident.

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The historic DuPre Excelsior Mill on North Avenue in Atlanta has a storied past of music history, one that extends prior to its 30-year tenure as the home of the Masquerade music venue. A portion of the building collapsed last Friday during renovation efforts to convert the space into an office park.