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Berry O. Pyron Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS111

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised of photographs of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, and include images of Terminal Station, Underground Atlanta, and Loew’s Grand Theatre. Photographs of Terminal Station were taken in 1971 shortly before it closed and include images of the front façade and architectural details. Photographs of Underground At businesses that were in the area. Photographs of Loew’s Grand Theatre were taken on the day it caught fire in 1978 and include images of the fire in progress and the surrounding damage. The collection also includes images of storefronts and small businesses such as the Atlanta Upholstering Shop, and the Zebra Lounge.


  • 1968-1978


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative History

Berry O. Pyron (1922-2002) was a physicist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Pyron was an Atlanta native and photography enthusiast who recorded the city’s history for posterity. He was married to Amy Collins Pyron.


77 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection is located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.

Custodial History

Berry O. Pyron gave his photographs to Kathleen Mainland prior to his death in 2002.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kathleen Mainland, 2003, (2003.104)

General Physical Description note

Extent: 77 color transparencies

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.

Berry O. Pyron Photographs ahc.VIS 111
An Inventory of His Photographs at the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305