VIS 163.44.01 Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery

Title Oakland Cemetery
Photographer Burch, Buford;
Description View of tombstones in Oakland Cemetery and a view of buildings in the Peachtree Center area of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Peachtree Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Subject Cemeteries--Georgia--Atlanta
Monuments & memorials--Georgia--Atlanta
Tombs & sepulchral monuments--Georgia--Atlanta
Corporate Name Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hyatt Regency Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original 1969
Date Digital 2006
Type 35 mm color transparency;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 163.44.01
Collection Buford Burch Photographs
Publisher Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
Rights This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Notes In 1850 the City of Atlanta purchased six acres of farmland for use as a public burial ground. In 1872 the burial grounds were named Oakland Cemetery, and had grown to encompass 88 acres. Most of this growth was to accommodate for the increased deaths during the Civil War as soldiers were moved from battle field graves. The cemetery is now run by the Historic Oakland Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the site as a historic landmark.
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