Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness building (Aldredge Health Center)
According to Fulton County, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness building needs $6-10 million to correct “substantial infrastructure issues” - which, in more precise terms, means the building's HVAC system needs replacing. Rather than complete these renovations, Fulton County has moved out of the building. Grady Health System now owns the building. Docomomo has learned that the building is slated for demolition.
The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness was designed by the firm McDonald and Company and was dedicated in 1959 (the building was not occupied until 1961).
Affixed to the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness building are two metal bas-reliefs by artist Julian Hoke Harris. The pieces are titled; "Keeping Away Death" and "Keeping Away Old Age" and are also known, according to Harris, as "Preventative Medicine" and "Geriatrics." Grady Health System intends to retain these sculptures and reinstall them in another location.