Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs
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Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: McCarty, Adelaide Ruff
Title: Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs
Dates: 1905
Quantity: 6.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 6 black and white photographic prints
Identification: ahc.VIS125

Biographical/Historical Note

Adelaide Ruff McCarty was probably a relative, and perhaps the daughter of Solon Zachery Ruff, the civil engineer who was responsible for laying out Ansley Park, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ansley Park was developed by Edward P. Ansley between 1904 and 1913. It is located north of downtown Atlanta and west of Piedmont neighborhood encompasses approximately 275 acres.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of images of the early development of Ansley Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The photographs were taken by an unidentified photographer. Mr. Solon Zachery Ruff, who was the development’s civil engineer, can be seen, along with images of the home of Amos Rhodes (now Rhodes Hall). Mr Ruff is identified as “papa” on some of the images. One of the images is of an auction of lots in Ansley Park.


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

Index Terms

Ansley Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Real estate development--Georgia--Atlanta
Rhodes Hall (Atlanta, Ga.)
Ruff, S. Z., (Solon Zachary)
Urban parks--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 125], Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs, VIS 125, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Adelaide Ruff McCarty, 1963 (1963.17).

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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 125.01VIS 125.01 Development, 1905 ( 5.0 Image(s) )


VIS 125.02VIS 125.02 Sale, 1905 ( 1.0 image )