Alabama NewsCenter — Mellon Foundation to Help Fund Restoration of Historic A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham

| September 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help fund restoration of the A.G. Gaston Motel – a pivotal site in the historic civil rights struggle that dismantled segregation in Birmingham.

The $1.1 million grant to the city from the foundation’s “Humanities in Place” program will support the restoration of the interior coffee shop and dining room in the 1968 wing of the motel.

“We are very proud of the work that continues at the A.G. Gaston Motel,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. “I am thankful to the Mellon Foundation for this catalytic investment to continue revitalization of the Civil Rights District.”

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