W.T. Downing, Architect documents
Collection number: ahc.MSS889f
Scope and Content
This collection contains documents pertaining to the cost of construction for a house designed by W. T. Downing for J. F. Beck located at 531 North Boulevard in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Also included in the collection are the taxes paid on the house through 1902, when the house was sold.
- Downing, W. T. (Walter Thomas) (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Walter Thomas Downing (1865-1918) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to John Downing (1832-1878) and Ann Beaux (1835-1901). Downing and his mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1876. He formed the architectural firm W. T. Downing, Architect in 1890. The firm initially designed churches and institutional buildings, such as the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as buildings on the campuses of Oglethorpe University and the Georgia School of Technology. In 1897, he shifted to designing private residences for Atlantans, including William Wimbish and Frank Ellis. Downing died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after being struck by a car.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- W.T. Downing, Architect documents
- Allison Maier
- May 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.