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Buford Burch Photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS163

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection is comprised of photographs of buildings, street scenes, and landmarks in Atlanta, Georgia. Also included is a set of images of houses, churches, and public buildings in the Druid Hills neighborhood, and another group of photographs of the Edward Peters home on 179 Ponce de Leon Avenue. Among the images of buildings are Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta Stadium, Georgia State Capitol building, Georgia State Penitentiary, Georgia Tech, Peachtree Center, and Yaarab Shriner’s Temple. Images of street scenes include those taken on Auburn Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Pryor Street, and Peachtree Street. Some of the images of Atlanta landmarks in the collection are the Governor’s Mansion, Oakland Cemetery, Stone Mountain, and Underground Atlanta. Photographs of Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood include both color transparencies and black and white prints. Among the images are the homes of Forest Adair and Clyde King, Druid Hills Community Center, Druid Hills Methodist Church, Lions Gate Condominiums, and St. Johns’ Lutheran Church. The photographs of the home built for Edward Peters include both interior and exterior images, and are also in black and white and color formats. The home is the earliest surviving example of Atlanta’s post-Civil War era, and the photographs of it were taken in 1971, shortly after the death of Peters’ granddaughter, Lucille who was the last occupant.


  • 1969-1974


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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

Biographical information regarding Buford Burch has not been determined.


200 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some of the items in this collection are 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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Buford Burch, 1970 (1970.126, 1970.145), 1971 (1971.10, 1971.038, 1971.190), 1973 (1973.152), 1974 (1974.268) .

Location of Originals

This collection contains copy prints of original negatives in VIS 163.21 – VIS 163.38 where indicated in the inventory.

General Physical Description note

200 black and white photographic prints, negatives, and color transparencies

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.

Buford Burch Photographs, 1969-1974ahc.VIS 163
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
August 8, 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