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Buford Burch photographs of Atlanta, Georgia, 1969-1974 (VIS 163)

This collection is comprised of photographs of buildings, street scenes, and landmarks in Atlanta, Georgia. Also included is a set of images of houses, churches, and public buildings in the Druid Hills neighborhood. Another group of photographs include the Edward Peters home at 179 Ponce de Leon Avenue. Among the images of buildings are Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta Stadium, Georgia State Capitol building, Georgia State Penitentiary, Georgia Institute of Technology, Peachtree Center, and Yaarab Shriner’s Temple. Images of street scenes include those taken on Auburn Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, Pryor Street, and Peachtree Street. Images of Atlanta landmarks include the Governor’s Mansion, Oakland Cemetery, Stone Mountain, and Underground Atlanta. The photographs of the home built for Edward Peters include both interior and exterior images. This home is the earliest surviving example of Atlanta’s post-Civil War era, and the photographs of it were taken in 1971, shortly after the death of Peters’ granddaughter, Lucille who was the last occupant.

The Buford Burch photograph collection contains 200 black and white photographic prints, negatives, and color transparencies, 30 of which are digitized and available on this database. To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center.

The Kenan Research Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Our hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday – Saturday. You may contact us by calling 404.814.4040 or emailing at

Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.