Charles Bickerstaff and Joel Hurt Photographs
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Charles Bickerstaff and Joel Hurt 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: Bickerstaff, Charles, 1885-1937
Creator: Hurt, Joel, 1850-1926
Title: Charles Bickerstaff and Joel Hurt Photographs
Dates: circa 1893 - 1923
Quantity: 22.0 sepia prints
Quantity: (1 oversized box)
Identification: ahc.VIS134

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Augustus Bickerstaff (1885-1937) was an insurance executive in Atlanta, Georgia from approximately 1910 to 1937. He was born in Selma, Alabama, and married Mabel Hurt in 1911. At one time, he worked for the Atlanta Home Insurance Company with his father-in-law, Atlanta business pioneer Joel Hurt. Mr. Hurt (1850-1926) graduated from the University of Georgia in 1871, and married Annie Bright Woodruff. The couple moved to Atlanta in 1875. Mr. Hurt was an engineer and real estate developer who built several of Atlanta’s first skyscrapers beginning in 1892 with the Equitable Building. He also established Atlanta’s street railway system, and developed the Inman Park and Druid Hills neighborhoods.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs of banks, businesses, theaters, clubs, hotels, and grocery stores in downtown Atlanta, including two structures, the Atlanta Theater and the Equitable Building that were built by engineer and developer Joel Hurt. The collection also contains photographs of the Candler Building, the Century Building, the Empire Building, the English-American Building, and the Piedmont Hotel. Among the images are photographs taken by Tracy Mathewson, Edwards and Sons, and Reeves Studios, all photographers from Atlanta.


Arrangement

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


Index Terms

Architecture--Details
Atlanta Home Insurance Company (Atlanta, Ga.).
Automobiles--Georgia--Atlanta--1910-1920
Bickerstaff, Charles, 1885-1937
Candler Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Capital City Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Century Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Clothing & dress--1910-1920
Construction--Georgia--Atlanta--1890-1900
Construction--Georgia--Atlanta--1910-1920
Courtland Avenue (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dining rooms--Georgia--Atlanta--1920-1930
Draughons Business College (Atlanta, Ga.).
Edgewood Avenue (Atlanta, Ga.)
Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
English-American Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Equitable Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Excelsior Steam Laundry (Atlanta, Ga.).
Fourth National Bank Building (Atlanta, Ga.).
Grant Building (Atlanta, Ga.)
Horse-drawn vehicles--Georgia--Atlanta
Hosch and Sons Grocers (Atlanta, Ga.).
Hotels--Georgia--Atlanta
Hurt, Joel, 1850-1926
Interiors--Georgia--Atlanta--1920-1930
Klaus and Cherry Meat Market (Atlanta, Ga.)
Office buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Piedmont Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Prudential Building (Atlanta, Ga.)
Saint Luke's Church (Atlanta, Ga. : Episcopal)
Schools--Georgia--Atlanta
Theaters--Georgia--Atlanta
Trust Company of Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 134],Charles Bickerstaff and Joel Hurt Photographs, VIS 134, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Charles A. Bickerstaff, 1948, 1966 (1966.057).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.


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

 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.01 Atlanta Theater, Construction phase, 1911 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.02 Candler Building, circa 1910 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.03 Century Building, Later Atlanta National Bank Building, circa 1910 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 1340.4 Edgewood Avenue Buildings House, undated SE Corner at Piedmont Ave., SE Edgewood, SW Edgewood, 1895,1910, 1893 ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 1340.5 Empire Building, Later C and S Bank Building, circa 1910 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.06 English American Building, circa 1907 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.07 Equitable Building Construction, Doorway, Interior, 1891, circa 1896, circa 1896 ( 5.0 Image(s) )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.08 Fourth National Bank Building, circa 1905 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.09 Hosch and Son Grocers, 1893 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.10 Piedmont Hotel, circa 1910 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.11 Prudential Building, Later Grant Building, circa 1910 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.12 Third Terminal Station, Passenger Depot, circa 1910 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.13 Town Club Dining Room, Capital City Club, 1929 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.14 Trust Co. of Georgia Building, circa 1910 ( 1.0 image )
 

Location

VIS OS Box 4VIS 134.15 Charles Bickerstaff with inventor Thomas Edison, 1915