G. Lloyd Preacher

Geoffrey Lloyd Preacher (May 11, 1882 – June 17, 1972) was an American architect. Based in Atlanta, Preacher and his firm specialized mostly in commercial offices, hotels, and apartment buildings in the Southeastern United States.

Geoffrey Lloyd Preacher
Born(1882-05-11)May 11, 1882
DiedJune 17, 1972(1972-06-17) (aged 90)
Alma materClemson Agricultural College of South Carolina


Preacher was born on May 11, 1882 in Fairfax, South Carolina.[1] He graduated from Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina (now known as Clemson University) in 1904 and found work as a draftsman, a profession he would hold until 1909. In 1911, Preacher won a design competition and soon after began a successful architecture career in Augusta, Georgia.[2]

Throughout his career, Preacher designed 417 structures in seven states, including 45 schools in Atlanta.[3]

Selected worksEdit

Notable buildings that Preacher and his firm designed include:

in addition, Preacher's firm designed:


  1. ^ Craig, Robert M. (January 11, 2008). "G. Lloyd Preacher (1882-1972)". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Bishir, Catherine W. (2018). "Preacher, G. Lloyd (1882-1972)". North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary. North Carolina State University Libraries. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  3. ^ Jones, Sharon Foster (February 27, 2012). Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue: A History. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61423-468-5 – via Google Books.