Originally built by Victor Kriegshaber for his family, the house was called “The Marianna” after his daughter, Marian. Victor was a prominent member of the community and was president of his own building material supply company as well as several other companies in Atlanta. He also served in executive positions for many businesses, civic, philanthropic and cultural organizations including director of the Chamber of Commerce, and member of the executive committee of the Atlanta Music Festival Association. Also noteworthy is the architect, Willis J. Denny who designed many residences and building in Atlanta including Rhodes Hall on Peachtree Street.
Centerary Methodist Protestant Church
During this time, the building was the location for the Centenary Methodist Protestant Church. In order to accomodate the congregation, many load bearing walls on the main level were removed to create a large open area.
Jack Rand Dance Studio
The Rands lived in the back bedroom now the Women's room in the Marianna event space with their daughter, Toby. Toby's hand prints can be found today on a slab of concrete that was removed from the basement and is now located by the bike rack near the entrance to the brewpub. The Jack Rand Dance Studio operated in the large open area that the church created.
Wrecking Bar Architectural Antiques
Wilma Stone rescued the building in 1970 from being razed to make a gas station. For 35 years, the Wrecking Bar Architectural Antiques was a place to buy anything for old houses from door knobs to chandeliers. This is the longest period of time that the building was a single entity.
Bob and Kristine Sandage
Wrecking Bar Brewpub and The Marianna
Bob and Kristine renovated the building to create a brewpub in the basement and event space on the main floor. The brewpub opened June 19, 2011 with the event space hosting the first event in the Fall of 2011.