Stone (Fountain) Hall National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning a condition assessment of Stone (Fountain) Hall National Historic Landmark (NHL) in Atlanta, GA. NPS has contracted with architectural and design firm, Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS), to prepare a Condition Assessment Report. The purpose of the study is to aid in the preservation of the building by documenting current conditions and recommending treatment and stabilization measures to prevent further deterioration. All recommended treatments will follow professional preservation guidelines. This effort does not involve physical repairs to the building; the study only serves to guide the future preservation of the building. NPS will use the information contained in the LAS report as a basis for placing the NHL into one of four NHL condition categories (Satisfactory, Watch, Threatened, or Emergency).
Stone Hall, commonly known as Fountain Hall, and formerly Fairchild Hall, is a historic academic building on the grounds of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. Built in 1882, it is the oldest surviving building originally associated with Atlanta University, one of the first historically black colleges and universities in the American South. The Secretary of Interior designated it as a National Historic Landmark in 1974 for its significance in the history of American education.
The National Historic Landmarks Program, established in 1935, is administered by the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. The agency works with preservation officials, private property owners, and other partners interested in nominating properties for National Historic Landmark designation. The National Historic Landmarks Program is one of more than a dozen programs administered by the National Park Service that provide states and local communities technical assistance, recognition, and funding to help preserve our nation's shared history and create close-to-home recreation opportunities.