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Advocacy Alert: Petition to Save the Bell Building
August 21, 2015
The Bell Building, originally built in 1907 and located in historic downtown Atlanta, is at risk of being demolished. The Atlanta Preservation Center has had the historic Bell Building on its Endangered List due to rumors that GSU was planning to demolish the building for parking.
The classical three-storied building served as Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company’s switchboard. The building features a brick facade and simple detailing; it is often noted for its large windows on the street level. A 1922 addition housed the matching switching technology that brought with it a true dial tone. More information on the building and the proposed plans comes from the Creative Loafing article available here.
There is now a petition asking that the building be preserved. We would appreciate your support in signing this petition.