But that's enough of a history lesson -- class dismissed. Enjoy the photos, courtesy of the Gwinnett Historical Society.
These undated photos show locals enjoying the pool at Lawrenceville's Memorial Park.
This undated postcard shows shops along Perry Street in downtown Lawrenceville.
This undated postcard shows downtown Lawrenceville's "Hotel Pharr."
This undated postcard shows a Lawrenceville high school.
This undated postcard shows the future home of Genesco, or the General Shoe Company.
This photo dated 1962 looks east down Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville.
This postcard dated 1914 shows what's now known as the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in the heart of downtown Lawrenceville.
This undated photo shows First Methodist Church of Lawrenceville.
Another undated photo shows Lawrenceville from the air.
This postcard dated 1913 urges folks to hit the road for Lawrenceville.
Want more? Check out this gallery of the former Bona Allen Tannery in Buford.