Winecoff Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection includes the professional papers of Hamilton Lokey which document his career as an attorney. Personal papers include correspondence, speeches and addresses given during his career in the Georgia General Assembly, as well as a copy of his autobiography The Low Key Life of Ham Lokey and several poems he wrote. The majority of the collection includes court records compiled as a result of litigation against the proprietors of the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta.
Dates: 1893, 1944-1979, undated
Scope and Content This collection documents the Atlanta urban environment, particularly during the 1950s and 1960s, through cityscapes, aerial views and scenes of individual buildings as the city underwent a period of building and growth. The arrival of the city's first professional sports team, the Atlanta Braves, is documented. Also included in the collection are scenes pertaining to Southern politics including local, state and presidential races. A wide variety of Georgia agriculture and industry is...
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of materials pertaining to the Winecoff Hotel fire of 1946 that killed 119 individuals. The scrapbook contains newspaper accounts of the fire and aftermath. The remainder of the material is transcripts of testimony given during courts cases involving victims of the fire.