The Magnolia Street American Legion building
The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s next bi-monthly brown-bag lecture is on the Magnolia Street American Legion building. The building—with its intriguing Art Deco architectural touches—was a social hall for black World War II veterans and a community center for dances and wedding receptions from the late 1940s until the mid-1960s, when it became Athens’ first licensed daycare for African-American children. At some point many years ago it was abandoned and boarded up, but the ACHF is working with nearby Greater Bethel AME Church to restore it. Tommie Farmer, an ACHF trustee and Greater Bethel member, will moderate the discussion.