View of Washington Street, Atlanta, Ga.

View of Washington Street, Atlanta, Ga.

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm).
Title: View of Washington Street, Atlanta, Ga.
Dates: circa 1875
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1470 to MS 1477)
Coll. Number: ms1476(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Atlanta's West End grew as an upper-class residential-business community, including the Victorian mansions of the wealthy built along Washington Street and along world-famous Peachtree Street.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a stereoscopic view by E. and H.T. Anthony & Co., of New York. The view is number 9941 of a series of "Views in Atlanta, Ga." This particular slide is a fine photograph of Washington Street looking south from Hunter Street featuring the Second Central Presbyterian [foreground] and Second Baptist [background] Churches. Also noteworthy are the gas lights and sidewalks. The fencepost in the left foreground was part of the enclosure surrounding the City Hall Courthouse lot, now occupied by the State Capitol.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Photographs.
Second Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.). -- Photographs
Second Central Presbyterian Church (Atlanta, Ga.). -- Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs.
Stereoscopic views--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

View of Washington Street, Atlanta, Ga., MS 1476. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Stereoscopic view