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Cascade Garden Club records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1087

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents that provide a history of the social and civic activities of the club. Materials include clippings, correspondence, histories, minutes, and yearbooks. Scrapbooks offer more details on programs, projects, and club interests on a wide variety of gardening topics. Of special interest are scrapbook images of Cascade Road from approximately 1939.


  • 1933-2001, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Cascade Garden Club, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1933 to "stimulate the love and culture of flowers among amateurs, and to encourage civic planting and to inspire others of our neighborhood and community to beautification through our efforts on our own premises and gardens." In 1935, the club became a member of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. The club was also a member of the National Council of Garden Clubs, Inc., a charter member of the Garden Center of Greater Atlanta, and the Fulton County Federation of Garden Clubs. The club was governed by elected officers such as president, vice president, and treasurer. One of the club's earliest civic projects was the neighborhood beautification of the area of Cascade Road Southwest, Venetian Drive Southwest, and Boulevard Granada Southwest, as well as maintaining a garden triangle at the entrance to Cascade Heights. The club supported many organizations such as the Fort McPherson Hospital, the Garden Therapy Program at the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The club also contributed to the Garden Club of Georgia's annual scholarship fund for the University of Georgia. The club hosted and participated in many flower shows, winning numerous awards.


3.79 linear ft. (One document case, one half document case, and two oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2012 with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed 2016.

Cascade Garden Club records
Jennie Oldfield
May 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305