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Posted: December 3, 2003

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Beth Flannigan, 404/651-3576
University Relations

Georgia State University students return Pink Pig to historic downtown building

WHAT: The original Pink Pig ride, remembered by generations of Atlantans who visited the downtown Rich’s department store during the holidays, is among a number of artifacts to be installed in the windows and lobby of the historic building tomorrow evening (Dec. 2). The inspiration for the revamped ride currently at Rich’s-Macy’s in Lenox Square, the original ride is returning to downtown after a stay at the Atlanta History Center.

   Graduate students in Georgia State University’s Heritage Preservation Program will install the exhibition celebrating the history of the downtown Atlanta landmark as part of a museum exhibitions class. The 1924 building, now the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

   This project is a collaboration of the U.S. General Services Administration, Atlanta History Center and Georgia State.

WHO: Don Rooney, Curator of Urban and Regional History, Atlanta History Center. 404/814-4134.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 100 Alabama St., Atlanta.

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