Bedford-Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection
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Bedford-Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Bedford Pine (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Bedford-Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection
Dates: circa 1970-1971
Quantity: 146.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 146 black and white and color slides
Identification: ahc.VIS152

Biographical/Historical Note

Bedford Pine is an area in Atlanta, Georgia bounded by North Avenue on the north end, Highland Avenue to the south, Boulevard to the east, and Piedmont Avenue to the west. The area was annexed by Atlanta in 1870 and developed until a fire destroyed businesses and homes in 1917. After the fire, the neighborhood deteriorated in value and maintenance as middle class residents moved away and were replaced by people at or near the poverty line. Most of the structures in the neighborhood were destroyed during the 1960s and 1970s in urban renewal projects. New housing was constructed during the decades that followed, and Georgia Power Company chose the area for its headquarters in 1979.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes images of residents and homes in the Bedford-Pine district of Atlanta, Georgia during the early 1970’s. The images depict children playing in the streets and on playgrounds as well as adults outside their homes. The photographs depict dilapidated and condemned housing in the area, a few neighborhood storefronts, refuse, and scenes of the Atlanta skyline in the background.


This collection is in chronological order.

Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta--1960-1970
Bedford Pine (Atlanta, Ga.)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All of the items 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

[VIS 152], Bedford-Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection, VIS 152, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of anonymous donor, 1977 (1977.382).

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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



CS Box 1VIS 152.01.01-.29 Bedford-Pine, undated ( 29.0 Image(s) )


CS Box 1VIS 152.02.01- .32 Bedford-Pine, December 1970 ( 32.0 Image(s) )


CS Box 1VIS 152.03.01-.85 Bedford-Pine, January 1971 ( 85.0 Image(s) )