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J. P. Allen & Company construction documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS818f

Scope and Content

The collection contains the proposal and construction specifications for the J. P. Allen & Company store building located at 215 Peachtree Street NE in Atlanta, Georgia. The index documents the general conditions, heating, plumbing, and electrical work of the building, as well as other aspects in the construction process. Two addenda provide a list of changes and omissions to the original plans.


  • 1926-1927


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

James Pleasant Allen (1876?-1956) founded J. P. Allen & Company, a women's department store, in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1908. The company's flagship building, designed by the Morgan, Dillon & Lewis architectural firm, was located at 215 Peachtree Street NE on the corner of Peachtree Street and Cain Street. Construction of the building began in 1926 and the store opened in 1928. In 1982, Charming Shoppes, Inc purchased and incorporated the company. Additional historical information about J. P. Allen & Company has not been determined.


2 folder(s)



Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.
J. P. Allen & Company construction documents
Louanne Heintz
October 2018
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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305