Darlene Roth and Associates Photographs
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Darlene Roth and Associates Photographs

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: Roth, Darlene R.
Title: Darlene Roth and Associates Photographs
Dates: 1984
Quantity: 307.0 Image(s)
Quantity: Extent: 307 black and white and color photographic prints and negatives
Identification: ahc.VIS110

Biographical/Historical Note

Darlene Roth and Associates was a professional historical consulting business in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally founded as The History Group in 1974, it was one of the first businesses of its kind in the United States. The company offered a broad range of services to clients in the public and private sector such as historical structure surveys, community histories, environmental reviews, and archeology surveys. The name of the organization was changed in the mid-1980s after historian Darlene Roth bought the company. The company was dissolved in 2003.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of images taken for two separate projects for the city of Atlanta. The first set of photographs include images of Lakewood Park, the site of the annual Southeastern Fair, and other cultural attractions from 1915 to 1976. Among the photographs are images of the interior and exterior of exhibit halls used in the Southeastern Fair, and buildings that housed motion picture companies. Also included are photographs of Lakewood Speedway and remnants of buildings that housed concession services. The purpose of the Lakewood project has not been determined, nor are any of the photographs identified. The second group of photographs were taken around 1984 to document buildings in the Pershing Point area of Atlanta before they were leveled to make way for new construction. Included are images of apartment buildings and businesses such as Pershing Point Apartments, Taylor’s Pharmacy, Muldoon’s Saloon and Cookery, and a restaurant called Butterfield’s. The collection includes both prints and original negatives.


This collection is arranged in three groups, (1) Lakewood Park interior images; (2) Lakewood Park exterior images; and (3) Pershing Point.

Index Terms

Butterfield's (Atlanta, Ga.)
Darlene Roth and Associates (Atlanta, Ga.).
Historic preservation--Georgia--Atlanta
Lakewood Fairgrounds (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lakewood Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lakewood Speedway (Atlanta, Ga.)
Midtown (Atlanta, Ga.)
Motion picture industry--Georgia--Atlanta
Muldoon's Saloon and Cookery (Atlanta, Ga.).
Peachtree Road (Atlanta, Ga.)
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Pershing Point (Atlanta, Ga.)
Pershing Point Apartments (Atlanta, Ga.)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Many of the images in this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Darlene Roth and Associates Photographs, VIS 110, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of Darlene Roth, 1989 (1989.282) and 1991

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Container List




VIS 110.01Box 1, CS Box 1Interior shots of buildings on the Lakewood Fairgrounds, 1984 ( 96.0 Image(s) 34 black and white photographic prints, 62 color negatives )



VIS 110.02Box 2,CS Box 1 Exterior shots of buildings on the Lakewood Fairgrounds, 1984 ( 186.0 Image(s) 84 black and white photographic prints, 102 black and white negatives )



VIS 110.03 CS Box 1Pershing Point, circa 1984 ( 42.0 Image(s) 17 color photographic prints and 25 color negatives )