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Knollwood estate contract

Collection number: ahc.MSS849f

Scope and Content

This collection contains two copies (the original and a photocopy) of the 1929 contract for Knollwood between William H. Kiser and Hentz, Adler & Shutze. The contract contains general conditions for a uniform contract of the American Institute of Architects as well as general specifications for the house, electrical, and plumbing.


  • 1929, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

In 1904 Robert F. Maddox bought 73 acres of James L. Dickey's Paces Ferry Road property. Maddox named the property Woodhaven and built a summer home, stable, servants' quarters, and other outbuildings. In 1911 William and Lucy Kiser purchased the eastern portion of the property. They commissioned the architectural firm of Hentz, Adler & Shutze to build their home on the site of Maddox's summer home, which they named Knollwood after the knoll it sits on, in 1929. Shutze built Knollwood in the English Georgian style. The home's address was originally on West Paces Ferry Road, but it changed to 3351 Woodhaven Rd NW after Maddox sold the western half of his estate to the State of Georgia for the Governor's Mansion in 1964. Knollwood remained in the Kiser family until 1952, when the family sold it to the Wolff family. The property remained primarily unchanged and was sold again by Barbara Morgan and Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty in 2012.


2 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Knollwood estate contract
Hallie Lonial
April 2019
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