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Eugene R. Martini landscape architectural drawings and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.VIS202

Scope and Content

This collection contains landscape architectural drawings and photographs of Eugene Martini and his projects. Landscape architecture projects illustrate his focus on land planning and land use. Among his notable projects are Northside Methodist Church (Atlanta, Georgia), Springs Valley Mobile Home Court (Mobile, Alabama), and Cocoa Isles and Rivers Isles communities (Cocoa Beach, Florida). The collection also includes photographs of the Martini family and Eugene Martini from childhood through his professional career.

Dates

  • 1946-1970, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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

Eugene R. Martini (1915-1965) was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Friedrich Carl and Eugenia Wilhelmina Martini. He married Helen Elizabeth Brown (1906-1989) in 1938 and together had three children, Patricia, Claire, and Eugene Jr. Martini graduated from the University of Illinois in 1939 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in landscape architecture. For two years, he served as an instructor of landscape architecture at Massachusetts State College (later the University of Massachusetts), where he also performed graduate work in statistics and public administration. From 1941-1946 he was a land planning consultant with the Federal Housing Administration in Chicago and Atlanta. In 1946, he opened his own landscape architecture and planning office in Atlanta under the name of Eugene R. Martini Associates Landscape Architects, later becoming Martini and Associates, Landscape Architects and Planning Consultants. Upon his death in 1965, Harry J. Baldwin, Martini's associate partner, assumed ownership. Two years later, in 1967, the firm was renamed Baldwin and Associates.

Administrative/Biographical History

Martini worked largely in Atlanta and the southeastern United States on a wide variety of project types, including subdivisions, public housing, shopping centers, schools, churches, mobile home parks, and land development projects. He was active in the profession, speaking at symposiums, universities, roundtable discussions, and garden clubs. He served on award juries and panels and contributed articles to a number of professional publications. Martini was a member of many organizations such as the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and served in many leadership roles, including as president of the Southeast Chapter and as second vice-president of the national organization of ASLA. In 1962, House and Home magazine presented him with an Award of Merit for Designs for Outdoor Living for the Brittany residential development in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Extent

133 item(s) (57 sets of landscape drawings and 76 black and white photographs)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by client name or titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1973, with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

Atlanta History Photograph collection, VIS 170, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Related Archival Materials

Eugene R. Martini papers, MSS 148, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2012, with subsequent additions.
Title
Eugene R. Martini landscape architectural drawings and photographs
Author
Jennie Oldfield
Date
April 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta GA 30305
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