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Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs

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Adelaide Ruff McCarty photographs, 1905 (VIS 125)

Adelaide Ruff McCarty was probably a relative, and perhaps the daughter of Solon Zachery Ruff, the civil engineer who was responsible for laying out Ansley Park, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ansley Park was developed by Edward P. Ansley between 1904 and 1913. It is located north of downtown Atlanta and west of Piedmont Park, between Piedmont Avenue and Peachtree Street. Completed by 1930, the neighborhood encompasses approximately 275 acres. This collection is comprised of images of the early development of Ansley Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The photographs were taken by an unidentified photographer. Mr. Solon Zachery Ruff, who was the development’s civil engineer, can be seen, along with images of the home of Amos Rhodes (now Rhodes Hall). Mr Ruff is identified as “papa” on some of the images. One of the images is of an auction of lots in Ansley Park.

The Adelaide Ruff McCarty photograph collection contains 6 black and white photographic prints, all of which are digitized and available on this database.
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Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.