Thomas O'Reilly Monument photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS331
Scope and Content
This collection captures the unveiling of the O'Reilly Monument in front of the Atlanta City Hall on the corner of Washington Street and Mitchell Street. The monument was erected by the Atlanta Historical Society.
- 1945 October 18
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This collection is open for research.
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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.
Father Thomas O'Reilly (1831-1872) was born in Ireland but was assigned to the Savannah Diocese, which at the time represented the entire state of Georgia. He was a priest at the Church of the Immaculate Conception which was the only Catholic Church in Atlanta during the 1860s. Through his efforts in November of 1864, five churches and many civic buildings were saved from destruction during William Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Posthumously, he was awarded the City of Atlanta's Phoenix Award for his medical work for both sides of the war and bravery in defending Atlanta.
6 image(s) (six black and white photographic prints)
VIS 331 was previously catalogued as ORI.
- Atlanta Historical Society
- Catholics -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- City halls -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Clothing & dress -- 1940-1950
- Confederate States of America -- History -- Societies, etc.
- Flags -- United States
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Mitchell Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Monuments & memorials -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- O'Reilly, Thomas
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments
- Washington Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Thomas O'Reilly Monument photographs
- Breylan Martin
- October 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.