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Harry J. Baldwin landscape architectural drawings

Collection number: ahc.VIS188

Scope and Content

The collection includes drawings that document Baldwin's landscape architecture career from university course work in 1947 through projects executed in 2003. The projects include country clubs, hospitals, medical facilities, marinas, multi-family residential, parks, public housing, religious, schools, single-family residential, urban development and urban renewal. Projects of special interest to Atlanta and the Southeast include Atlanta Athletic Country Club, Falcon Training Center, MARTA Bankhead Highway Station, Bald Ridge Marina on Lake Sidney Lanier, and Martin Luther King Jr. Village Public Housing.


  • 1947-2003, undated


Conditions Governing 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Harry Joseph Baldwin (1923-2010), the son of Kelsie James Baldwin and Nellie Smith Baldwin, was born in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Technological High School in Atlanta in 1943. He served as an Aviation Cadet in the Navy, Patrol Service Unit 1-3, from 1943-1946. In 1949, Baldwin graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, studying under Hubert Bond Owens, dean of the Univeristy of Georgia School of Landscape Architecture (now the School of Environmental Design). He was employed by Martini and Associates, Atlanta, Georgia (1949-1952); Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle & Wolfe, Columbia, South Carolina (1952-1955); and Bartholomew & Associates, Atlanta, Georgia (1955-1957). In 1957, Baldwin became an associate partner in Martini and Associates. He assumed ownership of the firm upon the death of Eugene R. Martini in 1965. In August 1967 the name was changed to Baldwin and Associates.

Administrative/Biographical History

Baldwin practiced landscape architecture until 2005. He is one of the most significant post-World War II landscape architects in the Southeast. Baldwin is recognized as having a keen three-dimensional eye harmonizing with the natural topography in developing his landscape designs. He has been referred to as the "grandfather of landscape architecture" in the metropolitan Atlanta area by other practitioners, mentoring many landscape architects during his long practice. During his six-decade career Baldwin's work encompassed marina, government, institutional, commerical and residential land development projects in Atlanta and the Southeast. Some of his notable projects include Killearn Estates (a 7,500-acre Florida land development project), Dekalb County parks (a large-scale expansion as a result of bond referendum), Morehouse Medical School, West Georgia College master plan, Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters, Rankin Smith Jr. residence, Prince Faisal M. Saud Al Kabir residence, Bald Ridge Marina, Shepherd Spinal Center, Fort Stewart Battalion Headquarters, Falcon Football Team Training Center, Georgia Pacific Tower Plaza, and Martin Luther King Jr. Village.

Administrative/Biographical History

Baldwin was a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, former president and trustee of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and distinguished alumni from the University of Georgia. He was also a visiting lecturer at both the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design and Georgia Institute of Technology Extension Service-Site Planning. He was a member of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission (now the Atlanta Urban Design Commission).


144 set(s) of landscape drawing(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by project name within assigned project categories.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2009.

Related Archival Materials

Harry J. Baldwin papers, MSS 999, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

The collection was processed in 2011.

Harry J. Baldwin landscape architectural drawings
Fred Mobley
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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305