Downtown Athens Historic District

Roughly bounded by Hancock Ave., Foundry, Mitchell, Athens, Georgia


Athens Clarke Unified Government Courthouse

Photo taken by Michael Miller

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Street Views 

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 10, 1978
Reference number
Architectural styles
American Movement: Early Commercial; Victorian: Renaissance; Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Commerce; Social History; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Rail-related; Single dwelling; Business
Current functions
Government office; Courthouse; Business; City hall
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant years
ca. 1833; 1866
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 82
Contributing objects: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 20


19th Century (37,873)
American Movement (6,254)
Athens, Georgia (54)
Brick (42,462)
Built during 1830s (2,714)
Clarke County, Georgia (66)
District (10,528)
Early Commercial (952)
Exotic Revival (7,381)
Georgia (3,075)
Have Street View (46,868)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
Renaissance (1,333)
Stucco (7,816)
Victorian (19,698)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 27, 2014: New photo from Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller

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