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Hold put on plans to raze home of first black mayor of Atlanta after

Plans to demolish the home of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson Jr. — the city’s first black mayor — have been placed on hold after King Center CEO Bernice King and the U.S. National Park Service met with Vine City neighbors and agreed to study whether the home could be saved.

“Ultimately, the outcome is not in The King Center’s hands alone,” King said in a statement. “But we temporarily postponed the demolition and asked the U.S. National Park Service and its charitable partner National Park Foundation to work with us in supporting the community’s effort to perform due diligence and explore the acquisition and preservation of 220 Sunset.”

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