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From Ernest Blevins, Blevins Historical Research:
Please consider signing the petition linked below at The Petition Site
to save the Old Villa Rica Library.
The historically valuable Old Library (also known and the Clinic)is under threat to be town down. This 1951 the International style building was built to be the new city library. It is significant as the earliest International style building in West Georgia. This structure predates the old Douglas Courthouse which is on the National Register of Historic Places by about 6 years. It is a cornerstone for a future National Register Historic District south of the tracks. Saving the structure demonstrates a belief in historic preservation which will be favorable to the goal of becoming a Main Street City.
The library can be renovated with grants for preservation of this locally valuable resource. It can be continued to be used for a medical clinic and community services or can be a good site for a museum that focus on the downtown area or the development of the importance of Bankhead Highway.
More information is available at
Please preserve this valuable piece of modern architecture for future generations.
The Atlanta Beltline Community is seeking feedback, including input regarding historic preservation, using an online survey. Access the survey at: http://www.beltlinecommunity.com/communityinput.asp.