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Georgia Power Company records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Baehr, William A.
Creator: Butler, F. L.
Creator: Georgia Power Company.
Creator: Georgia Railway & Power Company.
Creator: Taylor, H. L.
Title: Georgia Power Company records
Dates: 1925-1937, undated
Quantity: 5.21 linear ft. (3 document cases, 1 half document case, 3 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS363

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Power Company originated in 1883 as Georgia Electric Light Company of Atlanta, supplying electricity to the city. In 1891, Henry M. Atkinson acquired the company and shortened the name to the Georgia Electric Light Company. Joel Hurt founded the Atlanta and Edgewood Street Railway Company and, in 1891, he electrified and consolidated the six streetcar lines in Atlanta, Georgia, forming the Atlanta Consolidated Street Railway Company. In 1902, Atkinson bought out Hurt's interests and merged the companies to create the Georgia Railway and Electric Company. In 1903, the company acquired the Atlanta Gas Light Company from United Gas Improvement Company. In 1912, Atkinson combined the Morgan Falls hydro plant and the Georgia Railway and Electric Company into the Georgia Railway and Power Company. The company built a hydro plant at Hatton's Ford on the Tugaloo River, which straddles the Georgia-South Carolina border, as well as others on the Tallulah River. Southeastern Power and Light Company acquired the Georgia Railway and Electric Company in 1926, and during the consolidation, the Georgia Railway and Power Company changed its name to Georgia Power Company.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains annual reports, Board of Directors' minutes, a property inventory, and notes on the Hatton Shoals development on the Tugaloo River. Also included are loose-leaf pages to the Georgia Power Company's Atlanta Transportation System series of franchises and ordinances. Annual reports cover the company's interests in the Railway, Electric, Gas, Steam Heat, and Operating Engineering departments (1925); the Railway departments (1926-1931); the Railway and Bus Transportation (1932-1935); and the Transportation department (1937). These reports were compiled under the direction of the Vice-President, F. L. Butler, and then by W. R. Pollard upon Butler's illness in 1937. These annual reports cover not only Atlanta, Georgia, but also developments in Augusta, Columbus, Athens, Rome, and Macon. There are reports, land deeds, and contracts with the Hatton Shoals Company about development of a dam there. The collection also includes an incomplete, multi-volume inventory of the Atlanta Gas Light Company's physical property in 1912. William A. Baehr, a consulting engineer from Chicago, compiled the inventory for the Georgia Railway and Power Company in March 1912. Also included are the Atlanta Transit System, Inc. Board of Directors' meeting minutes from 1957-1959 and 1965-1968.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Anderson (S.C.)
Athens (Ga.)
Atlanta Gas Light Company--History.
Augusta (Ga.)
Columbus (Ga.)
Dams--Design and construction
Dams--South Carolina
Electric utilities.
Georgia Power Company.
Georgia Railway & Power Company.
Hansell, Granger
Local transit--Georgia--Atlanta
Macon (Ga.)
Maynard, W. P.
Pension trusts
Rome (Ga.)
Sommerville, Robert L.
Transportation--Georgia--Atlanta
Tugaloo River (Ga. and S.C.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia Power Company records, MSS 363, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1977 with subsequent additions in 1979

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2012.


Restrictions

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

 

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11Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway departments, 1927
 
2Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway departments, 1928
 
3Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway departments, 1929
 
4Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway departments, 1930
 
5Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway departments, 1931
 
6Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway and Bus Transportation, 1932
 
7Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway and Bus Transportation, 1933
 

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21Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway and Bus Transportation, 1934
 
4Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Railway and Bus Transportation, 1935
 
2Annual report, Georgia Power Company-Transportation department, 1937
 
3Annual report, Georgia Railway and Power Company-Railway, Electric, Gas, Steam Heat, and Operating Engineering departments, 1925
 
4Annual report, Georgia Railway and Power Company-Railway department, 1926
 

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31Franchises and ordinances, Georgia Power Company-Atlanta Transportation System, 1950
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6261Inventory volume 1, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 
2Inventory volume 2, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 
3Inventory volume 4, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6271Inventory volume 5, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 
2Inventory volume 6, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 

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MSS OS Box 3.6281Inventory volume 6, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 
2Inventory volume 9, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 
3Inventory volume 13, Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1912
 

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41Legal documents, Hatton Shoals Company project, 1904
 
2Minutes, Atlanta Transit System, Inc. Board of Directors' minutes, 1957-1959
 
3Minutes, Atlanta Transit System, Inc. Board of Directors' minutes, 1965-1968
 
4Report, Hatton Shoals Company project, 1904
 
5Tickets, Georgia Railway and Power Company, undated