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Rhodes Furniture Company records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS430

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of the business records for the Rhodes Furniture Company. Included in the collection are financial records, acquisition papers, correspondence, ledgers, and cash books. There are also pension plan and tax return records.

Dates

  • 1900-1965, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

A.G. Rhodes came to Atlanta, Georgia, shortly after the Civil War. About 1882 he began to sell moderately priced furniture. In 1889, Rhodes formed a partnership with J.J. Haverty and opened the Rhodes-Haverty Furniture Company. Rhodes and Haverty divided the company in 1909, each taking ten stores. Rhodes was joined in the business by his son, Joseph D. Rhodes, and his nephew, Rhodes L. Perdue. A.G. Rhodes died in 1928 and was continued by his descendants. In 1968, the Rhodes Furniture Company was sold to Unicapitol Corporation. Additional historical information about the Rhodes Furniture Company has not been determined.

Extent

75.79 linear ft. (thirteen record center boxes, two document cases, and thirty-eight oversize boxes)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979
Title
Rhodes Furniture Company records
Author
Melanie Stephan
Date
July 2012
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:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040