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Therrell House construction documents

Identifier: ahc.MSS890f

Scope and Content

This collection contains invoices, letters, and bills gathered during the construction of James Hamilton Therrell's home, located at 3101 Habersham Road in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia.


  • 1936-1939


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Hamilton Therrell (1907-1965) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Daniel Therrell (1868-1958) and Marie Therrell (1875-1958). In 1927, he graduated from Emory University and in 1930, Emory Law School. In 1931, he married Vinita Anderson (1908-2004) and they had three children: Vinita Therrell Leake (1942-1990), Marie Therrell Astin (1943-2013), and Alexander Anderson Therrell (1946-). Therrell was the director of the Atlanta Housing Authority from 1942 until 1952 and served as the Executive Assistant to the Attorney General prior to his death in 1958.


6 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.
Therrell House construction 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.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305