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Downtown Courthouse Deemed National Historic Landmark

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[U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in the heart of Fairlie-Poplar. Image: Google Maps.]

The old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in downtown Atlanta has been designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of several important civil rights cases argued in the classical monolith. Many major rulings of the 5th Circuit involved the desegregation of schools across the South following Brown v. Board of Education, according to Crossroads News. With the designation, the courthouse — built in 1911 — joins more than 500 other landmarked buildings overseen by the U.S. General Services Administration. And there's a good chance that many Atlantans have no clue it's even there.
The history behind the designation >>