Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia)

Coordinates: 33°45′3″N 84°23′27″W / 33.75083°N 84.39083°W / 33.75083; -84.39083
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Fulton County Courthouse
The courthouse in 2009
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia) is located in Downtown Atlanta
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia)
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia) is located in Atlanta
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia)
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia) is located in Georgia
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia)
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia) is located in the United States
Fulton County Courthouse (Georgia)
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°45′3″N 84°23′27″W / 33.75083°N 84.39083°W / 33.75083; -84.39083
ArchitectA. Ten Eyck Brown; Morgan & Dillon
Architectural styleBeaux Arts
MPSGeorgia County Courthouses TR
NRHP reference No.80001074 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 18, 1980

The Fulton County Courthouse, built between 1911 and 1914, is an historic courthouse building located at 136 Pryor Street SW in Atlanta, seat of Fulton County, Georgia. It was designed by noted Atlanta-based architect A. Ten Eyck Brown (1878–1940), along with the Atlanta firm of Morgan & Dillon.[2] It replaced an earlier building that had been designed by architect William H. Parkins. It is officially the Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse.

On September 18, 1980, the original building was added to the National Register of Historic Places (refnum 80001074). An annex across the street is connected via skywalk. Both are located in South Downtown.

On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols killed three people, including a judge and a police sergeant, while escaping from the courthouse. He later killed an off-duty federal agent before being recaptured.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "New Georgia Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2008.
  3. ^ "Nichols was calm after shooting, before hijacking". AJC.
  4. ^ |America's Most Wanted
  5. ^ "Atlanta courthouse killings suspect captured". CNN. March 13, 2005. Retrieved April 26, 2010.

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