Bleckley family papers
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Bleckley family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Bleckley, Haralson, 1870-1933
Title: Bleckley family papers
Dates: 1882-1965
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft. (1 document case, 1 half document case, 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS18

Biographical/Historical Note

The Bleckley family of Atlanta, Georgia included Judge Logan Bleckley and wife Caroline Haralson Bleckley. The couple gave birth to three children, including Haralson, Katherine, and Logan. Haralson Bleckley (1870-1933) was an architect and designed Bleckley Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Olle Evans in 1911. His brother was clerk of the Georgia Supreme Court. Additional biographical information on the Bleckley family has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes correspondence of Harrison Bleckley, an Atlanta attorney. Correspondence includes documentation of his work in establishing Bleckley Plaza in Atlanta and other civic improvements in the city of Atlanta, and his membership in the Georgia chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Also included is feasibility report to the mayor and general council of the city of Atlanta about the plan to erect a plaza over the railroad gulch in downtown Atlanta that became known as the Bleckley Plan. The study includes maps, cost estimates, drawings, sketches, and correspondence. Also included are newspaper clippings, largely concerning Haralson Bleckley and the proposed plan. Other documentation includes correspondence and personal documents belonging to Judge Logan Bleckley and Katherine Bleckley, and an annoted copy of Georgia Cases and Citations belonging to K.C. Bleckley that was probably used by Logan Bleckley, Jr.

Index Terms

Bleckley Plaza (Atlanta, Ga.).
Bleckley, Logan E., 1827-1907

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bleckley family papers, MSS 18, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1955 and subsequent donations.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List




11Correspondence, 1911-1939
2Logan Bleckley, 1882-1944
3Katherine Bleckley, 1913-1965
4Newsclippings, 1923-1930
5Newsclippings, 1930-1933
6Report of Proposed Plaza over Railroad Tracks, City of Atlanta, 1916



21Georgia Cases and Citations, approximately 1900



MSS OS box 3.81Scrapbook, 1910-1933
2Commissions of appointment, 1930-1958