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Holmes/Hunter Academic Building

 
 
Holmes/Hunter Academic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 10, 2008
1. Holmes/Hunter Academic Building Marker
Inscription.  
On Jan. 6, 1961, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first two African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia when they walked past the historic Arch and into this building to register for classes. On this day, January 9, 2001, as part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of the desegregation of the University, we salute the courage and fortitude displayed by these students and their families in paving the way for others to follow.
 
Erected 2001 by University of Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 57.44′ N, 83° 22.512′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker can be reached from Broad Street (U.S. 78). The marker is located in front of the Holmes/Hunter Building on the Old (North) Campus of the University of Georgia. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red and Black (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarke County Confederate Monument
Holmes/Hunter Academic Building image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 30, 2009
2. Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
The marker is to the right in this view, shaded by trees and other plants.

The Holmes/Hunter Academic Building is actually two buildings joined together. The building on the left was built in 1831 as a classroom and library; it was known as the Ivy Building. The building on the right was built in 1862 as a larger library. The two buildings were joined in 1905; the columns were added at this time.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Toombs Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Herty Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Classes (about 600 feet away); Abraham Baldwin (about 600 feet away); The Stoneman Raid (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,078 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on May 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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