Decatur Downtown Historic District includes the DeKalb-Decatur Public Library,

June 3, 2012 at 11:52 pm 2 comments

Decatur’s downtown has been accepted onto the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Decatur Downtown Historic District encompasses the concentration of historic commercial and residential areas in the core of the original land lot on which Decatur’s county-seat plan was established in 1823. The town was laid out in a grid pattern by James Diamond, surveyor. Diamond sited the courthouse on a rise with two streets leading into the center of the square. Named after naval hero Stephen Decatur, the arrival of the Georgia Railroad in the 1840s helped spur the growth of the city…. Mid-20th century public buildings in the district include the DeKalb-Decatur Public Library,


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  • 1. Adam Pitts  |  June 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    It sounds like this was a perfect location for the library. Having the library in close proximity to commercial areas will benefit both the library and local businesses. Its location in a historic district will draw extra interest and enhance the library’s role as a preserver of local history and culture.

  • 2. John Georges  |  June 19, 2012 at 3:02 am

    I have been a volunteer at the DPL for almost a year, and it is truly a library that serves as a community hub, attracting a wide variety of patrons with many different needs and interests. With easy access to MARTA and with a huge variety of resources, the DPL in definitely an anchor in a community that has seen a number of economic challenges in the past few decades.


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