Berry O. Pyron Photographs
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Berry O. Pyron 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: Pyron, Berry Owen, 1922-
Title: Berry O. Pyron Photographs
Dates: 1968-1978
Quantity: 77.0 Image(s)
Quantity: Extent: 77 color transparencies
Identification: ahc.VIS111

Biographical/Historical Note

Berry O. Pyron (1922-2002) was a physicist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Pyron was an Atlanta native and photography enthusiast who recorded the city’s history for posterity. He was married to Amy Collins Pyron.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of photographs of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, and include images of Terminal Station, Underground Atlanta, and Loew’s Grand Theatre. Photographs of Terminal Station were taken in 1971 shortly before it closed and include images of the front façade and architectural details. Photographs of Underground At businesses that were in the area. Photographs of Loew’s Grand Theatre were taken on the day it caught fire in 1978 and include images of the fire in progress and the surrounding damage. The collection also includes images of storefronts and small businesses such as the Atlanta Upholstering Shop, and the Zebra Lounge.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Atlanta Upholstering Shop (Atlanta, Ga.).
Club Martinique (Atlanta, Ga.).
Courtland Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta--1970-1980
Loew's Grand Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.).
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Railroad stations--Georgia--Atlanta
Railroads--Georgia--Atlanta
Terminal Station (Atlanta, Ga.)
Underground Atlanta, Inc.
Zebra Lounge (Atlanta, Ga.)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection is 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

Custodial History

Berry O. Pyron gave his photographs to Kathleen Mainland prior to his death in 2002.

Preferred Citation

Berry O. Pyron Photographs, VIS 111, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kathleen Mainland, 2003, (2003.104)

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.


Restrictions

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

 

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VIS 111.01 CS Box 1Alleyway, 1968 December ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 111.02CS Box 1Atlanta Upholstering Shop, 1968 ( 3.0 Image(s) ) View online.
 

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VIS 111.03CS Box 1Auto Parking 104 Central Avenue, 1968 December ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 111.04CS Box 1Courtland Street, 1968 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 111.05CS Box 1Loew's Grand Theatre Fire, 1978 ( 20.0 Image(s) ). View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10.
 

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VIS 111.06CS Box 1Demolition Unidentified building being demolished, 1968 December ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 111.07CS Box 1Fire Department Commemorative Plaque dedicated to Fire Chief Joyner [1885-1906], 1968 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 111.08CS Box 1Nancy Harts, The Commemorative bell dedicated to the service of First Sergeant Miss Augusta Hill, 1968 ( 1.0 image )
 

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VIS 111.09CS Box 1Pryor Buffet, 1968 ( 1.0 image ) View online.
 

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VIS 111.10CS Box 1Underground Atlanta, 1968 ( 19.0 Image(s) ). View images: 1 | 2 | 3.
 

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VIS 111.11 CS Box 1Unidentified Buildings, 1968 ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 111.12 CS Box 1Terminal Station, 1970 ( 25.0 Image(s) ). View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14.