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Established in the 1840s, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was Atlanta's first catholic church and is the second oldest surviving building of Downtown. The existing church building was originally constructed in 1873, however renovation and restoration work conducted over the years have altered its appearance to some extent without detracting from its beauty. Replete with ornate carvings, splendid stained glass windows, historic paintings and fine architectural details, the church is a popular tourist destination, aside from being a thriving and active place of worship. Known for its social conscience and outreach programs, the church continues to serve the community even after all these years. The services are often attended by a diverse group of individuals including members of other denominations. No matter where you come from, what you believe, or who you are, at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception you will be welcomed with open arms. With its rich history, exquisite architectural design, and moving worship services, it is no wonder that the church holds a fond place in the hearts of all who have visited and worshipped here.
Fulton County Courthouse is located in Fulton County, Georgia. It was built in 1914 and was designed by renowned local architect A. Ten Eyck Brown. The building is an example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 18, 1980.
A hub for the university students, the Georgia State University Student Center offers food lounges, shopping stores and a movie theater for the recreational needs of the students. It is one of the popular hangout places for the students. It also offers a venue that can be hired for large parties, meetings and events. Complete with AV-equipment and maintenance staff, it ensures the smooth running of events.
Designated a National Historic Landmark, this facility was the first Coca-Cola bottling plant in Georgia. Designed in the elements of the Queen Anne style, the convoluted building features a wide range of architectural influences, resulting in a truly unique and oddly beautiful industrial building. The Georgia State University Baptist Student Union use this building as their headquarters.
This Gothic Revival structure was erected by architect Edmund G. Lind in 1885. Set on a full acre that fronts the city's original town square, the church features a limestone facade, bell tower, and many original stained glass windows. Various smaller buildings have been constructed around the main church over the years, historically and architecturally significant in their own right. Today, Central Presbyterian Church is home to one of the largest Presbyterian congregations in Atlanta.