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11-25-2010

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Price Memorial Hall, Dahlonega, GA. Dahlonega is a city in and the county seat of Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. Erected here in 1837 was a U.S. Branch Mint which operated until seized by the Confederates in 1861. In 1871 the mint building and ten acres of land were transferred to the state for use as an agricultural college, largely through the efforts in Congress of Representative William Pierce Price,
founder of North Georgia College and President of its Board of Trustees until his death in 1908. The mint building was destroyed by fire in 1878 The new structure came to serve as the college administration building and in 1934 by action of the state Board of Regents was named the Price Memorial Building to honor the founder.
Leafing of the steeple with gold from the surrounding hills was sponsored by the Dahlonega Club to commemorate in 1973 the 100th anniversary of the college.
It was included in the National Register of Historic Places NRIS #72000387

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34.528621, -83.987485

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; College campuses; College buildings; Historic buildings; North Georgia College; Price Memorial Hall; William Pierce Price; Dahlonega, Georgia; Lumpkin County

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