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Harris, Joel Chandler, House

Atlanta, Georgia
County of Fulton.
1050 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., SW
National Register Number: 66000281
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: GA-MUL Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1962):
Harris, editor and columnist of the "Atlanta Constitution", and author of the "Uncle Remus" tales, lived here from 1881 until his death in 1908. The house contains many original furnishings.

The landmark just began a medium-sized restoration project, but there has been little conservation or upkeep over the past 15 years.

Over the past year, $100,000 has been raised to finance a series of rehabilitation efforts. Another positive development is that the director of the museum recently won the Jenny D. Thurston Memorial Award from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, the Commission's highest honor for excellence by a preservation professional.

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