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Henry Burr Green real estate photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS308

Scope and Content

This collection contains black-and-white photographs accumulated by Henry Burr Green in the process of conducting real estate business for Cheves-Green Enterprises, the mortgage loan, real estate, property management, and insurance company of which he was President. Most photos were taken by commercial photographer Walter M. Wright, and depict residential homes and office buildings in Atlanta, College Park, Decatur, East Point, and Marietta. Highlights include the Healey Building, Henry Grady Office Building, Marietta Hospital, and views of Whitehall Street and Euclid Avenue.


  • 1928-1947, undated


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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry Burr Green (1923-1987) was born to Alfred Franklin Green (1893-1969) and Sarah Kimbrough Burr (1895-1965) in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (later Auburn University), Auburn, Alabama, in 1943 where he was a member of the advanced ROTC brigade, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Alpha Pi Omega Service Fraternity, and the International Service Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Green served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army 95th Artillery Division during World War II. Post war, he earned the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. He married Jane Jansen and they had three children: Henry Burr Green Jr.; F. Bailey Green; and Jan Green Matthews. He was an active member at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and on multiple church committees. From 1943 to his death, Green was employed by the family real estate company, Cheves-Green Enterprises, Inc., founded by his father in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a prominent member of the southeast region real estate community and earned multiple awards from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers.


238 photographic print(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by street name, with building numbers contained in parentheses.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Henry Burr Green real estate photographs
Paul Crater
June 2018
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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