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Normaltown

Normaltown is a neighborhood in Athens Regional Medical Center.[1] It was the first area of Athens to be wired for electricity after the completion of the Mitchell Bridge hydroelectric plant in 1896.[2] In the 1980s, Allen's in Normaltown was an early venue for bands such as R.E.M. and The B-52s; both it and the neighborhood are mentioned in the lyrics of the 1990 top forty hit "Deadbeat Club".

See also

  • State Normal School (Athens, Georgia)

References

  1. ^ McElreath, Ashley Brooke (2000). The threat of eminent domain: Athens Regional Medical Center's effect on Normaltown. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Frances Taliaferro; Mary Levin Koch (2009). A Portrait of Historic Athens and Clarke County (2nd ed.). University of Georgia Press. p. 156.  


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