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Peachtree-Cherokee Trust records

Collection number: ahc.MSS54

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials regarding the creation and management of the Peachtree-Cherokee Trust, the publication and promotion of Architecture of Neel Reid in Georgia by James H. Grady, and documents detailing the life and work of Reid. Papers include legal documents, correspondence, book reviews and publicity, financial records, research notes, articles, and clippings.


  • 1963-1975, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

On April 12, 1972, the Peachtree Garden Club and the Cherokee Garden Club came together to establish the Peachtree-Cherokee Trust, Atlanta, Georgia. They founded the trust in order to fund and organize a publication to commemorate the architecture of J. Neel Reid (1885-1926), a designer of many Atlanta and Macon buildings from the early twentieth century, before planned demolitions of his buildings in the coming years. Eight trustees including the presidents of the overseeing clubs (Mrs. Wylie Obenshain and Mrs. Harry Walsh) governed the trust. The trust commissioned James H. Grady, a professor at the Georgia Intitute of Technology, to write the book. A year later, in 1973, the trust published Architecture of Neel Reid in Georgia.


0.42 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2015, with a subsequent addition in 2019.

Peachtree-Cherokee Trust records
Leah Lefkowitz and Jennie Oldfield
November 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305