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King, Martin Luther, Jr., Historic District

Atlanta, Georgia
County of Fulton.
Auburn Avenue
National Register Number: 74000677
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: GA-MUL Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 5, 1977):
The District includes the environs in which Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up from his birth in 1929 until he left Atlanta. His birth home, grave, and the church in which he served as assistant pastor are within the district. The District was established as a unit of the National Park System in 1980.

Concerns that the built environment is in a slow decline. Funding and partnerships with other preservation organizations are being developed to reverse this trend.

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