Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975, Atlanta, GA's Fountain Hall's importance runs far deeper than just being one of the early structures for the original Atlanta University. Fountain Hall is heralded at the city, state, and national level for its role in providing higher education to African Americans in the United States. It was constructed as a place to educate freed slaves, and it's where in 1903, the early Civil Rights activist and intellectual W.E.B. Dubois wrote The Souls of Black Folk. Its spot atop Diamond Hill offers a lovely view of downtown.