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Athens Travel Guide: 70 reviews and 89 photos

City of Temples

"Greek Revival" architecture abounds in Athens. This style was widely popular in nineteenth century America, and especially so in the South after the US Civil War. It seems to me that the "Greek Revival" style lost its importance in the North around 1870, but remained a vital part of "Southern identity" all the way to World War II, and perhaps beyond.

Athenian Democracy?

Desgregation came to Athens about 40 years ago - with the protection of the Federal Government. "On January 9, 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."

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  • Pros:Lots of good bands from here
  • Last visit to Athens: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • athenian80's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 7:58 AM

    Nice page on this town named after my hometown! Thumbs up! You should visit the other Athens too ;o)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2004 at 2:24 PM

    Athens is a funky little city with a lot of interesting things to see and do. I lived for several years about 90 minutes from there. Glad to see you reporting on it.


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