Bill Horne Marietta Street Film
Collection number: ahc.VIS192
Scope and Content
The collection, in its original format, is a single 8mm black and white acetate film. The film captures the roadside environs along Marietta Street and other downtown roadways beginning in or near downtown Atlanta, heading northwest towards Kennesaw Mountain, and ending in the Marietta Square. Mr. Horne appears to be following the inner urban streetcar route. There are several billboards for businesses located in downtown Atlanta: Downtown Chevrolet Co., Henry Grady Hotel, Ansley Hotel, and Hotel Hampton. The route passes beneath several Seaboard Railroad crossings and a large train yard, probably Inman Yards. Also of particular interest, a streetcar is shown with African-Americans boarding at the rear of the car. During last several minutes of the film is a segment showing an unpaved section of Marietta Street/Road. The car follows the dirt road to a road closed sign and a construction zone. The remaining twenty to thirty seconds of the film captures a portion of the Marietta Square. Recognizable buildings include the Schillings Building and First National Bank.
- Horne, William A., Jr. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.
William A. Horne, Jr. (1910-1991) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Technological High School and Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Horne became president of J.C. Penney and was president of the Jaycees when he shot the film of Marietta Street.
1 film reel(s)
System of Arrangement
Collection is arranged by catalog number.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mr. and Mrs.William A. Horne, 1989 (1989.190)
Existence and Location of Copies
A DVD access copy is available for the entire film.
General Physical Description
Nine minutes playing time of 8mm black and white acetate film transferred to digital format (DVD)
Collection processed in 2011.
- Advertising -- Georgia
- African Americans -- Segregation
- Atlanta (Ga.) -- History
- Automobiles -- 1930-1940
- Bridges -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Bridges -- Georgia -- Fulton County
- Business enterprises -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Cable cars (Streetcars)
- Chattahoochee River
- Cities and towns -- Georgia
- Construction -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Construction -- Georgia -- Fulton County
- Dwellings -- Georgia
- Dwellings -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Housing -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Kennesaw (Ga.) -- History
- Locomotives -- Maintenance and repair
- Motels -- Georgia
- Neighborhoods -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Roads -- Georgia
- Bill Horne Marietta Street Film
- Melanie Stephan
- February 2011
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.