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H.J. Carr & Co. photographs and postcard

Collection number: ahc.VIS3

Scope and Content

This collection contains photos of commercial buildings, including hotels, office buildings, parking garages, a theatre, manufacturing buildings, a YMCA, educational facilities and railroad facilities. The architects involved on these construction projects include G. Lloyd Preacher, Ivey & Crook, and Neel Reid. Photographers include Edgar Orr, Rogers & Farmer, Fishbaugh & Lee, Francis E. Price, and Reeves Studio.


  • 1909-1932, undated


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

Harry James Carr (1878-1958) entered the construction business in 1894 and incorporated H.J. Carr & Co. in 1909. He built many commercial and education buildings and constructed private homes including the Henry Heinz residence on Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Asa Candler, Jr. residence on Lullwater Parkway, both in Atlanta. Carr built his family's home on Houston Mill Road where he and his wife, Bonnie Tate Carr, raised three children. Mr. Carr was active in the Shriners, Scottish Rite, Malta Lodge #641, $ & AM and the Royal Order of Jesters. Additional biographical information about Henry James Carr and H.J. Carr & Co. has not been determined.


199 image(s) (198 photographs and 1 postcard)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1988

Related Archival Materials

Manuscript materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

H.J. Carr & Co. photographs and postcard
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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