May 22, 2013
The Atlanta Urban Design Commission continues its celebration of Preservation Month and you are invited! The AUDC will present a complimentary tour, Insider’s Tour of City Hall, on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm.
Situated on land that was previously used as headquarters by General Sherman in 1864, by Oglethorpe University and by both Atlanta Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools,Historic City Hall was designed by G. Lloyd Preacher and built in 1930. Its Neo-Gothic style sets the stage for the Atlanta Urban Design Commission’s tour.
The tour starts in the City Hall Tower Elevator Lobby and lasts about 1 hour. It focuses on the history and architecture of the City Hall Tower building, but it also touches on the political history of the City and includes some fascinating stories about the building and the events that have taken place within its walls. There is elevator access available for all parts of the tour and the walking distances are minimal.
The Commission’s staff and Commissioners are imperative to the preservation of Atlanta’s historic and cultural sites. The APC hopes you will take this opportunity to learn about this historic asset and to met and learn more about the AUDC.
More information is available here.