History, Visiting National Historical Sites in Atlanta, Georgia

Great post showing some very pertinent GA History by the Atlanta author of “Adventures with Easton”, Mary Gilmartin

WRITING & BOOKS

The Historical Fire Station No. 6 built-in 1894 was used by the AFD, Atlanta Fire Department, until it closed in 1991. Inside you will find a 1927 LaFrance fire engine on display. This building is located down the street from where Martin Luther King  Jr  was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929.

In 1980 the National Historic Sitewas established to preserve the places where Martin Luther King Jr was born, lived, worked, worshiped and the final resting place of Dr. King, Jr. This past week I visited The King Center, Freedom Hall and saw Dr. and Mrs. King’s Tomb. I registered for the tour to see the house where he was born. Although photographs are not allowed inside the home, I left with visual images and learned a lot about this period of history.

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Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, August 14, 2013

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