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Medical Arts Building, Knoxville, Tennesseeby Brent Moore
This building has a similar style — Gothic/Deco — to Atlanta City Hall.
From Flickr:

The Medical Arts building was constucted in downtown Knoxville with the style of Gothic Revival wth Art Deco influence. When construction began in 1929, plans were to make it 13 stories tall, but with the great depression, it was reduced to 10 when building was complete in 1932. Today, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Medical Arts Building, Knoxville, Tennessee
by Brent Moore

This building has a similar style — Gothic/Deco — to Atlanta City Hall.

From Flickr:

The Medical Arts building was constucted in downtown Knoxville with the style of Gothic Revival wth Art Deco influence. When construction began in 1929, plans were to make it 13 stories tall, but with the great depression, it was reduced to 10 when building was complete in 1932. Today, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Atlanta Garbage Strike, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgiafrom Georgia State University Library
Again, a picture from 1970 when Atlanta sanitation workers staged a major strike. Many more photos from series available in the collections of the GSU Library (search for “city hall” and “strike” or “coffin, tom” and that should locate them.) 
From GSU:

Sanitation workers strike supporters on steps of Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 1970. Photograph is part of a series labeled “Strike.”
Many protesters are seated; they carry printed signs that reads, “City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity.” Negative is over-exposed in parts.

Atlanta Garbage Strike, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia
from Georgia State University Library

Again, a picture from 1970 when Atlanta sanitation workers staged a major strike. Many more photos from series available in the collections of the GSU Library (search for “city hall” and “strike” or “coffin, tom” and that should locate them.) 

From GSU:

Sanitation workers strike supporters on steps of Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 1970. Photograph is part of a series labeled “Strike.”

Many protesters are seated; they carry printed signs that reads, “City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity.” Negative is over-exposed in parts.

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Atlanta Garbage Strike, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgiafrom Georgia State University Library
In 1970 Atlanta sanitation workers staged a major strike. A guy named Tom Coffin was there photographing and there are a ton of photos from it available in the collections of the GSU Library (search for “city hall” and “strike” or “coffin, tom” and that should locate them.) 
From GSU:

Sanitation workers strike supporters on steps of Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 1970. Photograph is part of a series labeled “Strike.”
Protesters carry printed sign that reads, “City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity.”

Atlanta Garbage Strike, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia
from Georgia State University Library

In 1970 Atlanta sanitation workers staged a major strike. A guy named Tom Coffin was there photographing and there are a ton of photos from it available in the collections of the GSU Library (search for “city hall” and “strike” or “coffin, tom” and that should locate them.) 

From GSU:

Sanitation workers strike supporters on steps of Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31, 1970. Photograph is part of a series labeled “Strike.”

Protesters carry printed sign that reads, “City employees. AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 1644 on strike for justice-dignity.”

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Labor Protest, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgiafrom Georgia State University Library
Man pickets as part of a labor protest in the 1960s. Photo from the Tracy O’Neal collection held by the GSU Library. Coming up, collection of shots from the 1970 Atlanta Garbage Strike. (Hey, they show off City Hall!)
From GSU:

Picketing at Atlanta City Hall against Russell Daniel Co. [Envelope description: Plumbers and Steamfitters; Local # 72; 198 1/2 Whitehall SW; [Labor union picket; AFL-CIO; American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations], 1966]

Labor Protest, City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia
from Georgia State University Library

Man pickets as part of a labor protest in the 1960s. Photo from the Tracy O’Neal collection held by the GSU Library. Coming up, collection of shots from the 1970 Atlanta Garbage Strike. (Hey, they show off City Hall!)

From GSU:

Picketing at Atlanta City Hall against Russell Daniel Co. [Envelope description: Plumbers and Steamfitters; Local # 72; 198 1/2 Whitehall SW; [Labor union picket; AFL-CIO; American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations], 1966]

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City Hall Chambers, Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgiafrom Georgia State University Library
City Council celebrates 100 years, back in 1948. At the time the council still met the tower’s original Deco-Gothic chamber. (This room is still used for public meetings, however.) Photo from the Lane Brothers collection held by the GSU Library. 

City Hall Chambers, Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia
from Georgia State University Library

City Council celebrates 100 years, back in 1948. At the time the council still met the tower’s original Deco-Gothic chamber. (This room is still used for public meetings, however.) Photo from the Lane Brothers collection held by the GSU Library. 

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Mayor William Hartsfield, Atlanta, Georgiafrom Georgia State University Library
A giant in the history of Atlanta, William Hartsfield is here seen appearing on the “Our Town” show on WLTV in the early 1950s. In the background is of course (a photo of) City Hall. Photo from the Lane Brothers collection held by the GSU Library. Hartsfield was Atlanta’s longest serving mayor (1937-1941 and 1942-1962) and is is credited with developing Atlanta’s airport into a national aviation center (think: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Internaitonal Airport) and assuring Atlanta of an adequate water supply (Lake Lanier).

Mayor William Hartsfield, Atlanta, Georgia
from Georgia State University Library

A giant in the history of Atlanta, William Hartsfield is here seen appearing on the “Our Town” show on WLTV in the early 1950s. In the background is of course (a photo of) City Hall. Photo from the Lane Brothers collection held by the GSU Library. Hartsfield was Atlanta’s longest serving mayor (1937-1941 and 1942-1962) and is is credited with developing Atlanta’s airport into a national aviation center (think: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Internaitonal Airport) and assuring Atlanta of an adequate water supply (Lake Lanier).

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