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E. Burton Cooke landscape architectural drawings

Collection number: ahc.VIS215

Scope and Content

This collection contains landscape architecture drawings of residential properties in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • 1916


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

E. Burton Cooke, landscape architect, practiced in Atlanta, Georgia, from the mid-1910s to the mid-1930s. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Cooke worked for the landscape department of The Biltmore, the George Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1912, Cooke began a co-partnership of the Atlanta firm, Cooke & Swope, with fellow landscape architect Harold Brown Swope. Cooke helped design the Forest Avenue Historic District in Elberton, Georgia, where he was noted for using curvilinear streets that wound in harmony through natural surroundings. In addition to residential projects, Cooke also assisted the Decatur Trade Board with city planning and was frequently consulted on City of Atlanta projects involving gardens and monuments. Additional biographical information about E. Burton Cooke has not yet been determined.


2 set(s) of landscape drawing(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to client name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2011

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

E. Burton Cooke landscape architectural drawings
Jennie Oldfield
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305