Atlanta Public Library District - Atlanta Public Library Building, Atlanta
Grant Amount: $2,500
The Atlanta Public Library Building has consistently served as a public library since it was constructed in 1908. The octagonal building— one of the only remaining such structures in the state—was designed by architect Paul Moratz of Bloomington. It remains the most iconic and beautiful building in Atlanta and serves as an anchor in the downtown area. Additionally, the library is a magnet for tourists as it sits on Route 66. The condition of the library’s interior is excellent, thanks to the detailed renovation, but the exterior gutter system is in need of significant repair. The gutter system is original to the building and has deteriorated significantly in recent years, now showing numerous holes and rotten exterior trim. LI’s grant will help pay for the gutter repairs.