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Oakland Cemetery Comfort Station Buildings

Historic Structure Report provides historical context and physical condition of the women’s and men’s comfort stations at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s largest historic cemetery.  The comfort stations were constructed in 1908, fifty-eight years after the opening of Oakland, in order to provide adequate public restroom facilities for the large crowds who visited the cemetery during its early history. A group effort has been made to research and document the history of the two comfort buildings, assess their current status, and make recommendations for treatment.

GSU History 8620 Conservation of Historic Building Materials students Sara Arnold, Donna Deangelis-Shore, Gerry Depken, Jennifer Holcombe, Beverly Jones, Amber Ludwig, Angela Mehaffey, Amie Spinks, Tina Stroud, John Sylvest, Yen Tang, and Scott Thompson; Faculty advisors Richard E. Laub and Thomas H. Jones
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    Historic Harlots of Old Atlanta

    Digital tour of the rise and fall of the bawdy brothels that lined Downtown Atlanta’s Collins Street from the late 1800s to the early 1900s—showcasing...

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  • The Phoenix Project: Resurrecting the MARTA Archaeological Collection and Atlanta's Past

    During the 1970s, Georgia State University archaeologists conducted systematic excavations associated with the construction of the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail lines. This...

  • Streetscape Palimpsest: A History of Georgia Avenue

    Digital project that investigates the history of Georgia Avenue, which once served as an important commercial thoroughfare in the neighborhoods south of downtown Atlanta, and...

  • Atlanta Sit-Ins, 1961-1964

    Beginning in 1960, the Atlanta sit-in movement took over the downtown area of the city. Follow this tour to see where student activists conducted their...