RFP: LGBTQ+ Historic Context Statement


For Cultural Resource Management Firm to create an Atlanta LGBTQ+ Historic Context Statement

RFP DATE: August 13, 2021

RESPONSES DUE: September 3, 2021


Historic Atlanta, a registered non-for-profit organization in the State of Georgia, is soliciting responses to this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) from interested and qualified Cultural Resource Managers and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) firms wishing to provide services to draft an LGBTQ+ Historic Context Statement for the City of Atlanta from August 2021 to August 15, 2022.

With generous contributions from Mailchimp, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, and individual donors, partnered with the support from Atlanta Pride; and Georgia Equality; Historic Atlanta raised the matching funds for a Federal historic preservation grant. In partnership with the City of Atlanta, Historic Atlanta was awarded a Certified Local Government grant from the Georgia Historic Preservation Division to produce a Historic Context Statement for LGBTQ+ historic resources in the City of Atlanta.

Atlanta has been a location of notable LGBTQ+ events and communities in the southeast since at least the mid-20th century. As an underrepresented group, the historic context and historic resources associated with the LGBTQ+ community in Atlanta have yet to be adequately identified and documented. To date, there has not been a property in Georgia listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) with a focus on LGBTQ+ significance. As extant resources associated with this theme are identified as potentially eligible for the NRHP, the need for informed analysis of Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ significant historic resources sufficient to pursue NRHP nomination, becomes increasingly imperative. Additionally, as the City of Atlanta is undergoing unprecedented growth and physical change, there is heightened need for analysis of these unique resources for potential protection under the Historic Preservation Ordinance of the City of Atlanta.