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11 Most Endangered Historic Places

East Point Historic Civic Block

  • Location: East Point, GA

The East Point Historic Civic Block is a rare cohesive example of civic architecture. Located at the heart of the predominantly African American community of East Point, the block has not only born witness to decades of the community’s history, but speaks to the city’s Depression era experience and to the Roosevelt Administration’s determination that New Deal programs be crafted for the American public. With no plans for protection and the constant threat of demolition by neglect, the future for these historic buildings remains uncertain.

“Located at the heart of the predominantly African American community of East Point, the East Point Historic Civic Block is a rare cohesive example of civic architecture from the 1930s.”

Stephanie Meeks

“Located at the heart of the predominantly African American community of East Point, the East Point Historic Civic Block is a rare cohesive example of civic architecture from the 1930s,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The block, which has borne witness to decades of the community’s history, is suffering from neglect. Along with our partners at the East Point Preservation Alliance and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, we encourage the City of East Point to consider alternatives to demolishing these iconic community landmarks.”

East Point City Hall, City Auditorium, City Library and Victory Park form a contiguous block that has been the heart of downtown East Point since the 1930s. The four iconic historic properties are suffering a potential fate of demolition by neglect. The National Trust and partners like the East Point Preservation Alliance and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation encourage the City of East Point to preserve, protect and consider alternatives to demolishing the community’s most iconic publically-owned properties.

Announcing the 2018 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

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