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Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS125

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised of images of the early development of Ansley Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The photographs were taken by an unidentified photographer. Mr. Solon Zachery Ruff, who was the development’s civil engineer, can be seen, along with images of the home of Amos Rhodes (now Rhodes Hall). Mr Ruff is identified as “papa” on some of the images. One of the images is of an auction of lots in Ansley Park.


  • 1905


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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/Biographical History

Adelaide Ruff McCarty was probably a relative, and perhaps the daughter of Solon Zachery Ruff, the civil engineer who was responsible for laying out Ansley Park, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ansley Park was developed by Edward P. Ansley between 1904 and 1913. It is located north of downtown Atlanta and west of Piedmont neighborhood encompasses approximately 275 acres.


6 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Adelaide Ruff McCarty, 1963 (1963.17).

General Physical Description note

6 black and white photographic prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.

Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs, 1905ahc.VIS 125
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
July 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305