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Washington Park Historic District archive

Washington Park Historic District archive

Descriptive Summary

Title: Washington Park Historic District archive
Creator: The Conservancy at Historic Washington Park
Inclusive Dates: 1930-2021
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.1 Linear Feet 4 boxes, 3 oversize folders, and 1 roll
Collection Number: ms4400
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Washington Park Historic District is a historically Black neighborhood in northwest Atlanta developed by local businessman Heman Perry in 1919. The neighborhood was home to some of the city's most influential Black leaders, institutions, and businesses as well as Washington Park, the first recreational green space for African Americans in Atlanta. The Conservancy at Historic Washington Park is a non-profit organization that works to advocate for the community and preserve the history of Historic Washington Park.

Scope and Content

This collection documents the history of the Washington Park neighborhood and the efforts of the Conservancy at Historic Washington Park and other civic and community organizations to celebrate, preserve, and develop the area. Included are photographs, research, event flyers, bylaws, agendas, minutes, plans, newspaper clippings and maps that document the history and development of the neighborhood and the Conservancy. Also included are area family records, photographs, and artifacts.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains electronic files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Washington Park Historic District archive, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American neighborhoods--Georgia--Atlanta.
Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.
Community development--Georgia--Atlanta.
Community development.
Neighborhood planning.
Parks -- Georgia -- Atlanta.

Related Collections in this Repository

Published material accompanying this collection have been cataloged individually and have an associated collection note.

Related material in other repositories: Pearlie Craft Dove papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University; Pearlie Craft Dove papers, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Conservancy at Historic Washington Park

11Ashby Circle Playlot Pollinator Habitat and Community Garden
17Ashby Circle Play Lot Conceptual Design, 2012 August 21
12ATL West Center of Hope
13Atlanta Beltline
12Beltline Special Administrative Permit Overall Site Plan
14Atlanta City Council Historic and Landmark District regulations
15Atlanta City Council town hall meeting
16Atlanta Code of Ordinances amendments
17Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
18Atlanta Food & Farm
19Atlanta Historic Preservation Program and Urban Design Commission
110Atlanta In Reim Board
111Atlanta Neighborhood Organization Registration forms
112Atlanta Planning Advisory Board
113BBE Happy Community Initiative
114Blue Heaven newsletters
28Ideas for 2nd Qtr Newsletter
115Body and Soul: Parks and the Health of Great Cities conference , 2008
116E. R. Carter building proposals
117Community Benefits agreements
118Communities Who Know
119Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan for the Washington Park Community , 1992
120Connect Atlanta , 2015
121Conservancy at Historic Washington Park Centennial Celebrations steering committee, 2019
122Conservancy at Historic Washington Park printed material
1Conservancy at Historic Washington Park banner
123Cooking Matters application and agreement
124Department of Planning and Community Development
126The Food Commons, 2012
127Food Trust subcommittee
128Fulton County Government Housing and Human Services Department
129Go Teams meeting, 2019
130Historic markers
Press release for the unveiling of historic markers honoring the hiring of the city's first African-American firefighters and boxing champion Theodore "Tiger" Flowers.
131Historic Washington Park District National Register of Historic Places
132Historic Washington Park District Proposed Revitalization Plan draft
133Historic Westside Gardens
134 Historic Westside News , 2016 May
135Howell Station Neighborhood Association bylaws
136M. L. King, Jr./Ashby St. Merchants Association, 1997-1998
137Lifeline Animal Project
138Livable Centers Initiative
27Lots surrounding the Flowers mansion
Sketch of lots surrounding boxing champion Theodore "Tiger" Flowers' mansion at 1048 Simpson Road (now Joseph E. Boone Blvd).
139J. E. Lowry Transportation Corridor Study, 2015 March
140Mims Park and Urban Farm
141National Night Out - Project 365
142Neighborhood Conversation, 2015 September 21
143Neighborhood Planning
144Neighborhood Planning Unit-K Bylaws
145Neighborhood Planning Unit-K meetings, 2010
146Neighborhood Planning Unit-K meetings, 2011
147Neighborhood Planning Unit-K meetings, 2012
148Neighborhood Planning Unit-K meetings, 2013
13Boundary/Topographic Survey, District 17 Land Lot 150 & 189, 2013
14King Plow Parking Deck plan, Zoning Application Z-13-16, 2013
149Neighborhood Planning Unit-K meetings, 2016
150Neighborhood Planning Unit-K meetings, 2017
153Park Pride contracts
154Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta's Historic Sites, 2016-2018
21Photographs, 1996, undated
Photographs of Camp Best Friends participants and the 1995 Willis family renuion at Washington Park.
Photographs of the interior of the Washington Park Natatorium taken to advocate for upgrades to the facility ahead of the Park's 100th anniversary.
Annotated photographs of people at Washington Park including tennis events.
25-6Proctor Creek Watershed
21Proctor Creek Basin, Catchments and Tributaries
22Wetness Index of Watershed 2 & 3 in the Proctor Creek Basin, 2013 April 2
27Proposed Collier Heights Historic District
26Proposed Collier Heights Draft Expense Calculations and Draft Allocations
28Public Safety Consulting Services Proposal
29Refuge Temple Church Pictorial Journal, 2007
210Regional Historic Preservation Forum Steering Committee
213Sister's Action Team
214Sweet Auburn Assessment Report
215 Theatrical Experience: Dramatization of the Coming
216Austin T. Walden Middle School
217Booker T. Washington High School
218Washington Park's 100th Anniversary
29Fulton County Historic Washington Park Day proclamation , 2019 May 11
210State of Georgia Washington Park Anniversary proclamation , 2018 November 3
219Washington Park commercial district tour
220Washington Park Commission
221Washington Park Community Choices
24Historic Washington Park Commercial District Tour
25Washington Park Neighborhood Resources
222Washington Park Community Club
223Washington Park Community Land Trust
224Washington Park Conceptual Master Plan Mini-Visioning , 2007
11Washington Park, Atlanta Conceptual Master Plan map, 2007
225Washington Park Consortium
226Washington Park Decennial Profile, 2010
227Washington Park events
228Washington Park Neighborhood Local Historic Designation Commission
229Washington Park Historic Tour
230Washington Park Neighborhood Visioning Plan
15Historical & Cultural Subsystem Vision
16Land Use & Development Subsystem Vision
18Infrastructure Subsystem Vision
19Social & Recreation Subsystem Vision
231Washington Park Neighborhood Profile , 2012
232Washington Park Plans 1, 2, and 3
233Washington Park script
234Washington Park Security Improvement Plan , 2011
235Washington Park Tennis Association
23Washington Park tree removal maps
236Westside Atlanta Charter School
237Westside Communities Alliance
238Westside Historic Preservation Forum
239Westside Momentum
240Women's History Month Celebration: The Legacy of Dr. Pearlie Craft Dove
241Historic Westside News newspaper clippings, 2021

2. Christi Jackson family papers

31-2Handwritten meeting notes, notebooks
33Neighborhood planning - Unit K, 2002-2017
34AmeriCorps program
35Ashby Circle playlot, 2014-2019
36CWK Digital Repository meeting, 2018 September 19
37Washington Park - Correspondence, presentations, lists
38Westside meetings
39Printed materials - Events, information
310Ribbon, medal - Cook Park Opening - Resurgents, Atlanta, 2021 July
312Jackson family history
313Real estate
315Photograph album
316Photographs - Willie Belle Broun, sister Beatrice
317Photographs - Minnie Lee Jackso, S.B. Castlebury
318Photographs - Louise Jackson Westfield
319Photographs - Dollie Jackson
320Photographs - Horace Jackson
321Photographs - Henry Hooks
322Photographs - Roosevelt Jackson
323Photographs - Jackson family - identified
includes Uncles Joe Jackson, sister Bessie, Harry Jackson, Cuttin' Justice Jackson, Cuttin' Will
324Photographs - Densley family
includes Leona Jackson Densely, Anne Densley, Matthew, U.S. Army photographs identified as "Densley"
325Photographs - Family, friends - identified
326Photographs - Adults, groups - unidentified
327Photographs - Children - unidentified
3Yearbooks - The Meadows Elementary School, 1979-1983
3Yearbook - Eagle 88 - North Clayton Senior High, 1988
41T-Shirt - Willis family reunion "Mamie & John" - Washington Park, 1995
42T-Shirt - Willis family reunion "Who you with?", "Mamie & John" - Washington Park, 1997
43T-Shirt - Joan P. Garner Walk & Health Fair - Washington Park, 2018
44T-Shirt - Joan P. Garner Run, Walk & Roll Health Fair - Washington Park, 2019
45T-Shirt - The Conservancy at Historic Washington Park
46T-Shirt - Park Pride
47T-Shirt - YMCA Days of Service, 2019
48T-Shirt - Sherwin Williams
3Sketches - Renovations at Washington Park
3Poster - Tennis in Africa - G20 Harambee Affair, 2020 March 21
3Hand drawn chart - Friends of Historic Westside Parks