On August 24, 2018, the Atlanta Fulton Central Library was unanimously nominated to the National Register of Historic Places and listed on the Georgia Register of Historic Places by the Georgia National Register Review Board. It will now be sent to the National Park Service for listing on the National Register. Fulton County spoke in opposition to the nomination.
The nomination was prepared by Big RIG and sponsored by Downtown Atlanta (Central Atlanta Progress), Atlanta Preservation Center, Docomomo US/Georgia, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Architecture and Design Center, Historic Atlanta, and Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association. The nomination also received the unanimous support of the Atlanta City Council and the Atlanta Urban Design Commission.
You can read the summary of the nomination here.
Atlanta’s Central Library is currently closed for extensive renovations. Renovation plans include extensive changes to the library’s interior and removing panels of the facade to create new windows.
Docomomo US and the Georgia chapter will continue to monitor the updates.
WABE | July 2, 2018