Jo Crawford Phelps Photographs of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Collection number: ahc.VIS161
Scope and Contents of the Records
This collection contains photographs of the exterior of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception taken one week after a fire which nearly destroyed the church.
- Phelps, Jo Crawford (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.
The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the oldest Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia. A founding date for the parish (originally called “The Catholic Church”) has not been determined. The original structure was built on the corner of Lloyd Street and Hunter Street in 1848, but since that time, the street names have changed to Central Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, respectively. After suffering damage during the Civil War the parish built a new structure at the same location in 1869. The church was renamed on behalf of an oil painting of the Immaculate Conception that was hung behind the altar of the newly built church and dedicated as such in 1873.
Arrangement of the Papers
This collection is in chronological order according to original film numbering.
Gift of Jo Crawford Phelps in a work for hire partnership, 1982.
General Physical Description note
14 black and white negatives
Collection processed in 2007.
- Jo Crawford Phelps Photographs of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1982ahc.VIS 161
- Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
- August 2009
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