225 Year-Old Former Slave Market In Georgia To Be Demolished

A former market that was once used to trade enslaved people is being removed from a Georgia city after 225 years.

The Louisville City Council on Tuesday held a meeting where they voted to relocate the Old Market House from the center of the small town, according to ABC affiliate WJBF.

The structure, which was built in Georgia’s first capital around 1795, was used as a “slave market” where enslaved people were sold alongside farm equipment, land and other household goods, according to state historical archives.

It is currently listed as a present-day monument on Georgia’s National Register of Historic Places, the state historical archives note.

Though a vote was made on Tuesday, the final decision is now pending litigation and a plan on what to do with the building, WJBF reported.

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