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Atlanta Urban Design Commission Photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS383

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of buildings and districts evaluated or nominated by the Urban Design Commission to receive Historic status. Notable sites include Atlanta City Hall, Carnegie Library, Citizens & Southern National Bank, the English-American Building, the Hurt Building, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home, Morris Brown College, Rockefeller Hall at Spelman College, Sacred Heart Church, and Underground Atlanta. Additional photographs include views of buildings along Alabama, Peachtree, and Pryor Streets and Plaza Way.


  • 1973-1976


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

The Atlanta Urban Design Commission was established in 1975 by the City of Atlanta to designate properties and districts within the City of Atlanta as historically significant within the following categories: Historic Buildings or Sites, Landmark Buildings or Sites, Conservation Districts, Historic Districts, or Landmark Districts. They also evaluate proposed conservation or development projects proposed by or submitted to the City of Atlanta. As of 2020, they have over 60 properties and 16 districts under their protection.


74.0 image(s) (53 black and white photographs, 21 color slides)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Some items in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated by the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of item(s) before viewing material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1977

General note

This collection was previously catalogued as UDC.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2020.
Atlanta Urban Design Commission photographs ahc.VIS383
Finding aid prepared by Kate Daly
March 2020
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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305