SPLC - Poverty Palace
In 2005, construction was well under way on the Southern Poverty Law Center's new "Poverty Palace" headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama.
The SPLC 2003 IRS 990 form alone (available to the public) values "land, buildings, and equipment" at $24,799,159 (2003 form 990, page 3, Line 57a).15
Thus, the SPLC - a “non-profit” law center dedicated to eliminating poverty - now has a new six-story $24 million headquarters. In addition, in October, 2005, the SPLC completed construction on a new two-story $5.5 million Civil Rights Memorial Center.
Construction in 2005:
The photos below show the buildings nearing completion. In the words of James Howard Kunstler: