Landscape architectural drawings of Violet Bank
Collection number: ahc.VIS277
Scope and Content
This collection contains landscape drawings that provide details of the garden and landscape history at the Violet Bank estate in Griffin, Georgia. A planting plan by the C. A. Dahl Company shows the layout of the property including the house, driveway, and formal garden. Of note, this drawing erroneously cites Mrs. H. W. Barnes as Mrs. H. 'G.' Barnes. Also a part of the collection are garden sketches by an unknown landscape architect which provide plant variety names and describe trees, wooded areas, garden beds, and paths.
- C. A. Dahl Co. (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
This material is 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.
The Violet Bank estate in Griffin, Georgia, (originally the Seaton Grantland house), includes a house built in 1890 and surrounding gardens. In 1922, owners Henry Wilbur Barnes (1870-1937) and Leila Gilliam Grantland Barnes (1881-1979) hired architect J. Neel Reid (1885-1926) to remodel the house in the Georgian Revival style, inspired by Hansbury Hall in England. The Atlanta landscape firm, C. A. Dahl Company created a planting plan for the gardens in 1924. Additional historical information about Violet Bank has not been determined.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- Landscape architectural drawings of Violet Bank
- Jennie Oldfield
- February 2018
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid is written in English.