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THE ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION URGES THE TABLING OF PROPOSED
ORDINANCE RESTRICTING XRIOGES AN) SIMILAR STRUCTURES. IT IS
THE UNANIMOUS OPINION OF THE COMMISSION THAT ANY POLICIES FOR
ANY ORDINANCE RELATIN3 TO THE MATTER SHOULD BE STRUCTURED WITH
GREAT DELIBERATION ANO PROVIDE MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY SO AS TO
MEET THE CHAN8IN8 NEEDS OF A OHA~IM3 eITY•
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�Wl)tAlhmfa Journal
"Covers Dixie Like the Dew"
Since 1883
Jock Tarver, President

Jack Spalding, Editor
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ED1TORIALS
SEPTEMBER 21, 1966\ _
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OUR UNDERGROUND CITY
Will Ghost Streets of Atlanta live Again?
By REESE CLEGHORN
ATLANTA'S name was changed in 1844 from Terminus to
Marthasville. But you may still take a train to Terminus.
In fact, you may walk to it.
The center of Terminus exists under the
Central A venue Viaduct in Atlanta. It is a stone
marker a couple of feet high, with the chiseled
notation "W & A R.R. , 0 O." This is the Zero
Mile Post, and it was put into the ground in
1842 as the first of a series of mU.e posts marking the route of a new railroad b, tween Atlanta
and Chattanooga.
But this was not Atlanta. It was Terminus,
because this was the end of the line, and the
city was nothing much then except the end of the new railroad
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trucks roll daily, delivering to underground entrances of buildings that rise over the older structures. Many of the old stores
are now siborage places. On some parts of the underground
streets, light shines through; other parts are dark.
When the first Broad Street overpass was constructed in
1852, part of the older Atlanta was submerged. When-the Spring
Street overpass was finished in 1922, Underground Atlanta grew
again. This building-over process is still being regularly repeated.
Walk along the older Alabama Street and at No. 38 you
may see a gilded inscription indicating the Lowry Bank, which
was founded in 1861.
At No. 44 on this old Alabama Street, in the 1870s, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce was busy, no doubt with an early
Forward Atlanta program. At No. 69 people were more relaxed :
This was Paul Hentschel's Saloon.
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much in Atlanta's history as this marker. It designated the ter- ..
ACROSS FROM Mr. Lowry's private bank, ornamental
mination that gave us the city's first name. And on it are the
posts stand alongside the stone arch marking the entrance to
initials that gave us the word " Atlanta," derived from the one of the meat packers of Packinghouse Row.
name of the state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad.
(Gisell Sieburth wrote about these and other buildings
ln December of 1842 crowds came to see the first locomo- whose history she had traced, in the Journal-Constitution Magative move over the tracks, and that may have been the real
zine last December.)
beginning of Atlanta, because the city grew first as a transCan the dark rooms behind ornat e old Victorian-style posts
portation center.
be turned into new restaurants, with some old-style furnish·
ings? Can there be restoration of painted glass now removed,
In the dim light under the viaduct, and near the tracks, with- and refurbishing of cast-iron fronts? Will Paul Hentschel's SaIn a fenced enclosure, you may see the Zero Mile Post where loon swing again?
it all started.
That is what is on the minds of some of those now con"' * "'
templa ting this germ of an idea. They think there may be a
THIS IS ONE P ART of Underground Atlanta. There ls much
chance to convert several underground blocks into a popular
more, because this is a city that was built in layers. Now our center of restaurants, galleries, night spots and shops, all in
new Civic Design Commission has begun a serious inquiry into the style of the old Atlanta.
possibilities of bringing to life the old city underneath.


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So far this is just an idea. The commission wants to deterTHERE IS ROOM for an impressive entranceway at one
mine the feasibility for use of Underground Atlanta as an en- point on the present Alabama Street, where stairs and planted
tertainment area. This may depend upon the willingness of the landings might lead the visit.ors int.o the old city. Could there
property owners and the interest of the public.
be a horse-and-buggy shuttle service waiting below, to take
Under Alabama Street is an older Alabama Street, an ol!}er people on the original cobblestone streets, under gas lights, to
city. At least two and perhaps four blocks of it, with origitial
their destinations?
street-level store fronts, livery stables and saloons, might be reA committee of the Civic Design Commission wants to
claimed, along with some of the side streets.
find out. Paul Muldawer, an architect who is a member of IJhe
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TIIlS AREA, like a number of other segments ef the older response to the idea. He hopes to hear.
city under other streets and viadu0t$, can be easily reached
" Every city needs something people will point to as truly
and, in fact, is still in use. On many of these dead streets
unique," he said, " and for Atlanta this could be it."
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Since 1883
Jack Tarver, President
Jack Spaiding, Editor

EDITORIALS
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OCTOBER 24, 1966
ATLANTA D0WN UNDER
They Can Hear the Old Rinky-Tink Now
By REESE CLEGHORN
THE IDEA of reviving Atlanta's deserted underground streets,
haunting reminders of hqw the city was a century ago, has
been moving some imaginations.
Here is where we left that subject (a flashback, in the style of the old flicks):
Under Alabama Street, an older Alabama
Street exists. At least two and perhaps four
blocks of it, with original street-level store
fronts, livery stables and saloons, is regarded
as reclaimable, along with some of the side
streets.
It is possible to enter this part of "underground Atlanta" from the present Alabama
Street, though all is now dark and forbidding, used mainly by
trucks for deliveries to below-street-level entrances of Alabama Street buildings.
Still, on that underground Alabama Street you may see,
at No. 38, a gilded inscription indicating the Lowry Bank, founded in 1861, and across the street from it is the stone arch that
once marked the entrance to one of the meat packers of Packinghouse Row. The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce held forth
at No. 44, and at No. 69 people reveled at Paul Hentschel's
Saloon.
So much for the scene.
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A MONTH AGO, when I wrote about the possibility that
this and perhaps other parts of "underground Atlanta" might
be carefully re-created in the style of earlier days, the whole
thing was only an idea in a few heads.
The Civic Design Commission had been looking into the
possibilities. What appeared in print about the idea moved a
good many people to call Paul Muldawer, a young architect
who is on the commission, to express enthusiastic interest. He
welcomes such calls. And he now reports that he and others
of the commission have been moving along with more explorations of the prospects.
I also have had many responses, and that suggests to me
that the idea would be a popular one and a re-creation of the
old Atlanta would draw plenty of customers. Among those who
have reacted happily to the idea are the people at the Atlanta
Convention Bureau, who obviously would have something very
unusual to tell our visitors about.
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SO A SMALL LIST is now being compiled by Mr. Muldawer
indicating who thinks what about this still-aborning idea:
One caller would like to put in a night club and lounge In
the 19th century decor, if other entrepreneurs would join him
down under; and now there also is a suggestion that an old
locomotive (or the dining car of an old train) be rolled down
the tracks that still exist and placed within reach of the visitors.
Mr. Hugh Starr has called me and told of a rare collection
which I did not know existed. Mr. Starr for many years has
been collecting old mechanical music devices. He has more
than 50, most of them large and valuable.
One, for instance, is a seven-feet-tall mechanical organ with
256 pipes, vintage 1910, which bursts into a frenzy of " Let Me
Call You Sweetheart" when Mr. Starr flicks it on.
There is an old band organ that whips out "Old McDonald"
on 13 brass trumpets, 98 wooden pipes, a bass drum, a snare
drum and a cymbal, all of it a veritable cacaphonic extravaganza of early automation. (Hear! hear!)













..MR. STARR'S COLLECTION also includes a player piano
that has eight separate slots for nickels (apparently so that
one's enjoyment could be prolonged without the necessity of
leaving the bar); a genuine Violano-Virtuoso, circa 1912, which
combines violin and piano music in a mechanical rhapsody;
and, sir, a band organ that plays a continuous r oll of music
650 feet Jong.
Now: Mr. Starr is pondering whether a revived " underground ·Atlanta" might have room for a museum of old musical
instrument curiosities.
An even more obvious entry might be a drug store of
early vintage, perhaps equipped with the paraphernalia of the
early soft-drink industry in Atlanta. I shall not mention any
commercial names here (other than that of the late ViolanoVirtuoso company), but there is one firm in town that does, in
fact, spring to mind.
Minds are beginning to whir on all such dazzling prospects.
In fact, some people are even said to be hearing the faint, ghostly notes of a rinky-tink.
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MEANWllILE, THERE IS only one bit of discouragement.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has been
eyeing our underground city with an undisguised hankering. It
thinks it might like to place the downtown Transit Center (meeting place of the north-south and east-west subway lines) in
"underground Atlanta." It, too, is studying the area.
But there is a large area in this underground city; and the
only part of it which is being considered for a revival of the
past is the short stretch under Alabama Street. Certainly it
would be a shame, and perhaps it would be a kind of disaster,
if that area had to be sacrificed to rapid transit.
Anyone who has a serious interest in all this should make
himself heard. This part of Atlanta's heritage is too good
to lose to disinterest and the march of the great giant Progress.
�December 28 , 1961
MEMORANDUM
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Joe Perrin, Chairman, Atlanta
Civic Design Commission
Ivan Allen , Jr .
As you know, Mr. Samuel Inman Cooper's architectural firm
ha received the contract from the City of Atlanta for the
renovation of the Aldermanic chamber •
I would like to suggest to the Atlanta Civic De ign Commi ion
that you recommend an appropriate di play are in the chamber
for the many portr its of former mayor which are now hangin
on the fir t floor and in ome of the committee room •
May I al o suggest th t consider tion be given to the renovation
of the e portr it , which may not be arti tic lly well done in
your opinion, but are an important part of th city' bi tory.
Further thought may al o b given to having portrait commissioned
of those mayor's not pre ntly painted.
I would appreciate receiving your view on th ae subjects.
IAJr:am
�December 18, 1967 .
RESOLUTION TO THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN • CITY OF ATLANTA
PASSED BY THE ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION ON DECEMBER lu., 1967
RE:
ARBORIS T FOR THE CI 'TY OF ATLANTA
"THE CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION URGES THE ALDERMANIC BOARD TO PUT
THE TREE ORDINANCE INTO EFFECT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE FOR THE
GOOD OF THE CITY BY THE IMMEDIATE APPOINTMBNT OF AN ARBORIST.
THE COMMISSION SUGGESTS THAT THE ARBORIST BE A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, WHO WOULD NOT ONLY BE TRAINED IN THE UN ~ERSTANDING OF
GRADES AND DRAINAGE BUT ALSO IN DESIGN FORMS AND PLANT MATERIAL·.
DELAY WILL UNDOUBTEDLY LEAD TO MISU NDERSTANDING AND WEAKENING
OF THE INTERPRETATION OF THE O.iDINANCE, ~EREAS THIS PARTICULAR
ORDINANCE IS AN OUTSTANDING ONE WHICH WILL BE OF UNTOLD FUTURE
VALUE TO THE GRO WTH OF THE CITY,"
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paul muld awe r, a .i .a. 1 vice -ch airm an
mrs . alv in m. fe rst , secretary
ha rry j . b a ldwin , a.s. l.a .
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samue l in man cooper, f. a. i .a.
james h . d odd
frank lin m. garre tt
john c . g o u ld
juli an ha rri s, a . i. a .
m rs . ed ith henders on, a .s. I.a .
h. kin g me c ain, p .e .
j . b e n moore
john portman , a. i. a.
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Honora ble Ivan All en, J r.
May or
City of At la n ta
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Mr. Mayor :
Included with this not e is the r e port on th e De sign ( CQmmun i ty
I mprove rren t P rogram - City of Atla nta, Ge or gia ) a b out wh i ch we
sp ke in your offic e last wee k.
As y ou c an s ee , this rep ort wa s
re nd e r e d by th e C mmission to Mr. Co l l i e r Gladin on Jun e 1 f
thi s year .
Ch a rl tt e Fe rst a nd John P ortman Join with me in e xpr e ssin g t o
you f r the Commi ssi o n a pp re ciation f or y ur i n t e r e st a nd i n s ig h t s
whic h yo u we r e g o d e nou g h to sha r e wi th us durin g our inf o rmal
cha t , a nd we ad d to t hese se nti me nt s t he v e r y b e st of g oo d wi s h es
for t he holid ay s ea son.
eph S . Perr i n, Cha i rman
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GEORGIA
SAMUEL INMAN COOPER, F',A,l,A,, CHAIRMAN
JOSEPHS. PERRIN , \/IC&•CHAIRMAN 1
MRS, Al.VIN M, F'ERST, 11.CRli:TA,.V
HARRY J, DA.LOWIN, •••• I..At
•QRC,llt QOSTICK, P, C,
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JOHN C, GOUL.O
JUL.IAN HARRIS, A,1,A,
GEORGE HEERY, A.I.A,
MAS, EDITH HENDERSON, A,S,L,A,
H, KINQ MCCAIN, P, E,
J, BEN MOORE
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PAUL MULOAWEA, A, l,A,
JOHN PORTMAN, A.I.A,
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Mr. Collier Gladin
Head, Department of City Planning
· City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Dear Mr. Gladin:
This is in response to your request for Atlanta Civic Design
Commission Review of the report on Design prepared as part of the City of
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Atlanta's Community Improvement Program by Candeub, Fleissig and Associates, ! .
Planning Consultants.
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In general we found the report to be informative and useful in
the general discussion of design principles and objectives. We also
thought a good job was done in identifying some specific problems requiring
attention in the Atlanta area. We were particularly impressed with the
· choice and range of photographs and graphics used to point up these
problem areas.
In short, the committee would have little quarrel with the
general material contained in the body of the report. On the other hand,
it is the consensus of the Commission that the report was extremely weak
in the area of major concern to both public officials and interested
citizens and of special concern to members of the Atlanta Civic Design
Comrnission--namely in the area of specific proposals and reco1Tll!1endations.
We would be less than frank if we failed to state that we had
hoped for more specific advice as to what steps this community should
be taking now t o achieve better urban design in the future. Of nine items
included in the Summary of Major Recommendations (page 3 of the r eport)
we find only two that are reasonably specific--one calling for a CBD
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plan and the other calling for an ordinance to regulate the removal .of
mature trees. Unfrotunately, even these recommendations are weakened
somewhat by their position at the tail end of the list.
The other seven items might more properly be classified as
statements of general need rather than firm recommendations to be implemented. For the most part they could be .adv~nce.d for any urban area
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in the United States today. They do not, unfortunately, reflect some
of the thoughtful analysis contained in the body of the Design Report
itself.
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Taking the points covered in the recommendations in the order
of their appearance, we would make the following comments:
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(2) . The Commission would agree that "Physical Design plans related
· , to the Community Improvement Program must be carried out by
the best professional designers available." We would have
appreciated some specific recommendations as to how this
might be accomplished. For example, we believe that more use
might be made of design competitions and we had hoped to see
some discussion of whether and under ·what circumstances the
consultant would support or oppose such procedures. Also,
some consideration of an "awards program" might have been
provided in the report.
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The stc1tement of need "from the public and private leadership
of Atlanta to a goal of a well designed city and to the program
needed to achieve it" would certainly have the support of
every Design Commission member. We do wish that more emphasis
had been placed in the study on the development of such a
program.
The Commission would probably support the idea that "The
city must prepare and adopt a design-growth strategy. 11 The
report, however, is not too clear on what such a strategy
would consist of or how to achieve i~.
The Commission would most likely support the consultants'
recommendations that design controls need to be improved
"through strengthening of the Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances II and probably that the Civic Design Corrm1ission needs
to be strengthened also, but we are not too clear as to how
this is to be accomplished. It would have been helpf ul if
the Consultant could have provided some specific ammendments
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the b ody of t he report and we woul d agree tha t some of i t is. But we
would als o sta te our belief that it will n ot be r ead or , if r ead, not
taken serious ly unless i t i s s t ated expl i ci t ly and with convi ction in
the Summary of Ma j or Re commendations at t he begi nning of the report. It
is the hope of t he Desi gn Commission that the city or its consultants
will be in position to f ollow through with the good s t art that· has been
made to devel op a sp ec ific , comprehensive pr ogram f or a chievement of
the design goals and ob ject i ves s t ated s o well :in the design report.
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in t he city would have been strengt hened by 1) a much stronger s tc:;tement
of the case for a CBD plan; 2) a s t rong recommendation that a visua l
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regarding whether and how design compet itions might b e employed :in t he
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sign ordinance ; 8 ) re c ommendations r egarding t he development. of de s i gn
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�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN C OtPilSSI ON
OCTOBER
26, 1967
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursday,
J ~tober 26, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room #4, City Hall, with the following
!•. '-· ;i, be rs present:
Joseph S. Perrin, Chairman
Paul Muldawer, Vice-Chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, Secretary
W, . L. Calloway
Samuel!. Cooper
Franklin M. Garrett
Mrs. Edith Henderson
H. King McCain
J. Ben Moore
Guest present:
Eric Harkness - Planning Dept.
Minutes of the October 12 meeting were corrected as follow:
(Page 3)
"Mr. Garrett was requested to draft a
resolution requesting the Board of Aldermen to
consider an ordinance designating the Terminus
area as an historic site."
CHAIRMA N I S REPORT:
Bridge Ordir1:~n~
The chairman presented for approval a letter to the Mayor and Board of
Aldermen concerning the proposed Bridge Ordinance. The letter was approved
for mailing, along with an editorial dea1ing with the bridge o·rdin a nce which
was published in the Atlanta Constitution on October 23, and presented by
Mrs. Ferst .
1!":mbers hip
... ' . Perrin presented a letter dated October 24 1 from the North Georgia
C~ n pte r, American Institute of Arc hitects, nominating Mr . Fred Bainbridge
of the firm of Martin & Bainbridg~, to serve on the Commission. This l r~ '
i s the result of Mr . Mul dawer contacting AIA re nomination for ACDC member ship, as requested at th e last meeting~ Mrs. Henderson's motion to accept
AIA ' s nomination of Mr . Bainbridge was app~oved.
The following recommendati ons of the Com:n ission to Mayor ·Allen were approved:
Dr. Arthur G. Hansen (to replace Mr . Joseph B. Browder)
Engineering Category
3 year term
Mr. Fred Bainbridge (t o replace Mr. John Portman, who is recommended as the
first member of a proposed special resources and advis ory ~ nm~'A
toe to tha Commission)
Architecture Category
3 year term
Reappointments (for 3 year terms) of the follow i ng:
W. L. Calloway
Lay Citizen)
Julian Harris
(Painting & Sculpture)
H. King McCain
(Eng ireering)
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Mrs. Ferst initiated a discussion during which several members concurred
in the view that Mr. John Portman was an invaluable resour~e for the
Commission and that though professional commitments prevented his regular
att e ndance, he perhaps would agree to serve on a special resources and
advisory committee to the Commission. Thereby, the chairman appointed the
following committee to discuss the feasibility of the appointment of oth e r
adn~-or:r · -eommittee members to assist in special projects of the Commission:
Mr~ McCain, chairman
Mrs. Ferst
Mr. Garrett
Mr. Huldawer
This committee was requested to present a report at the December
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Easel
As the result of the Commission requesting an easel, to be used for the
presentation of plans, Mr. Perrin reported that Mrs. Price in the Uayor's
Offic e will proc es s the order for sam e upon r e ceipt of specifications and
source of supply. r/1.r. 1~uldawer will forward requested information to the
offic e .
VI CE-C HA IR VAN 1 S RE PO RT
Mr. Muld awe r gave a br ief summary of the me etin g which he and s evera l oth e r
members of th e Commission atte nd e d on Oc tobe r 17 wi th Ce ntral Atlanta
Progr e ss, Inc,
A joint City/CAP planning team is tr y in g to develope a
Cen tr a l Atlanta Acti on Progr am, and the ACDC was asked fo r their su gg estions
an d co mmen ts on c e rta in pha s es o f the pro g ram.
~ECR~TARY 1 ~ R~P ORT
Mr s . Fe rst pres e nte d a newspaper c li pp i ng from the New York Times, Concerni n g a des i g n c ommi ttee a ppointed by t he Ma yo r of New York , whieh is s i mi l ar
t o the ACDC . Add it i onal eopies of th e article are be ing prepare d.
CO}·ftfi l TTEF. REP OR TS :
~ i gn Re vie!
Mr . Muldawer submitted a rep o rt on the proposed . Turnke y Public Housing
De ve l o pment a t Hollywo od Road, a s r eviewed b y th e Commission at a p reviou s
mee t ing. This r ep o r t wi ll b e f orwar ded t o Mr . Matthe w Bystry , de ve l op er ,
who sub mitted t he pro j ec t f or review.
Mr. Muldawer also presen t ed a copy of proposed Design Cri t e r ia for V~ltipl e Dwelling Housing Proje cts, a s de vel ope d by Messr s , Eric Harkness and
Muldawer. Copies of the cri t eria will b e mailed to members for review.
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As requested at the last Acne meeting, Mr, Garrett presented a proposed
resolution requesting the Board of Aldermen to consider an ordinance
designating the Terminus area as an historic site. The resolution was
unanimously adopted and will be forwarded to Alderman Rodney Cook,
Mr. Garrett asked if the Terminus property owners had yet been sent letters
inviting them to meet with the Commission, as requested at a previous
meeting. The chairman replied that the list of property owners had only
that day been received from Mr. Herb Reese of Adams Cates Company. Mr.
Perrin proposed that the property owners be invited to the December- 14
meeting of the ACDC, at which time the Commission will request the use of
the Alde rma ni c Chamber.
It was suggested that along with the Terminus property owners, Alderman
Rodney Cook, Vice- Mayor Sam Masse 11, and three members of the Chamber of
Commerce be invited to this particular meeting. Mrs. Ferst was requested
to be thinking about how the information should be presented. The Commission
hopes to finalize plans at the next meeting.
Communications
Mrs. Ferst presented a written report, consisting of the following accomplishme nts or recommendations:
1.
Completion of double postcard mailing to verify mailing l ist of over
100 names.
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Co mpila tion of material for ACDC brochure.
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Arrange for secretary to compile l ist of ACD C accomplishments.
4.
Pl an f or mat for a regular a nnu al report.
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Request appointment of dinner committee to plan orientation meeting.
The following committee sugges ted: Mayor Allen, chairman; John
Portman, co-chairman; Ann Butler, member.
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A luncheon meeting comprised of ACDC and various designated persons to
plan the proposed dinner meeting .
This report was accepted with commendation , and authorization given to move
forward with plans as stated in t~e report.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Mr. Calloway inquired about the "Ugly Triangle II project, and the chairman
requested Committee #7 to report on this at the next meeting. Mr. Eric
Harkness will also check into this matter and report back to the Commission.
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Mr. Moore, who was foreman of the Fulton County Grand Jury in July and August,
reported that the Grand Jury had forwarded the follo wing recommendations
to the City of Atlanta:
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That receptacles be placed in downtown Atlanta with placards;
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Passage of the tree ordinance;
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Require trucks hauling garbage and trash to be covered;
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Require cement trucks to remove the cement they dump on streets.
Mr. Perrin suggested that the Sanitary Committee move forward to support
these recommendations.
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Ann Butler
Reco.rding Se~ret.ary
�iHNUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DES!GN COMMISSION
NOVE MBER 9, 1967
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commissioh was held Thursday,
November 9, at 2 p.m,, in Committee Room #4, City Hall, with the following
r::iembers present:
Joseph S. Perrin, Chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, Secretary
Harry J, Baldwin
•1'.r. L. Ca 11 oway
Samuel I. Cooptcr
John c. Gould
Julian Harris
H, King McCain
Guest present:
Howard Openshaw, Directo r
of Red e v e lopment, Atlanta Housing Authority
Minutes of the October 26 meeting will be distributed during the following
week, along with minut e s of the November 9 meeting.
CHAIRMAN I S REPORT
Mr . Perrin stated that following the last meeting, he had talked to
Alderman Mi llican who stated that action on the proposed bridge ordinance
will be delayed until members of th e Aldermanic Board and the ACDC can get
to ge ther to exchange views about the purpose and provisions of the ordinance.
Thus, th e chairman presented a letter to be forwarded to Alderman Millican
concerninE a date for the groups to meet.
After informin g Mr . Cecil Alexander that the ACDC was interested in se ei ng
the preliminary plans of the " Platform City," Mr. Perrin stat e d that Mr .
Alexander concurred that he will check with his associates and that the
Commission will ha ve the opportunity to r e view the proj e ct~
Th8 chairman reported that a prop osal · for review has bee n r e ceived from
Rob er t and Company , re th e Forsyth- Broad-Wa lton Streets area. as referred
to the Commission fr o m Mr . Ray Nixon. Th~ plans will be forwarded to Mr .
Muldawer , chairman of the Desig n Review Committee , for review.
It was brought out that members of the Commission are frequently embarrassed
when persons inquire about actions of the Commission rela t ive to projects
in t~e city, when the Co mmission has not b een advised of the development of
same. Thus, Mrs, .Ferst suggeste d th at another l e tter be designed, p ossibly
signed by Mayor Allen, to be forwarded to various city departments, requesting that the ACDC be advised in advance of the development of important
related issues.
The chairman also reported on the following correspondence:
1.
Letter of October 27 to Alderman Cook, forwarding ACDC's resolution
concerning th e Terminus a~ea, as presented by Mr. Garrett and approve d
by the Commission at the Octoher 26 meeting.
2.
The Design Review Committee's . report on the proposed Turnkey Publie
Housing Development at Hollywood Road, as forwarded to Mr. ~:atthew D.
Bys try on October 27.
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vacancies on the Commission .
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Letter of Novem ber 2 to Mr. Herb Re e se, extending thanks for preparing
list of property o wners of the Terminus area.
5.
Le tter of November 2 to Mr , Robert Bivens, extending thanks for
inviting members of ACDC to meet with Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.,
on October 17,
6.
Draft of letter to b e for ward e d to the Mayer 1 s Office , recommending tha t
Mr. John Portman be invited by letter from the Mayor to serve as the
first member. of a special resource and advisory committe e of th e ACDC _,
OPENSHA W P RES ENTATION:
Mr. Howard Opensha w, on behalf of the Urban Rene wal Policy Committ~e for
the Board of Alderm e n, presented for revie w a proposal for a motel on
Capitol Avenu e , across from the Juvenile Court and Atlanta Stadium.
Durin g the discussion of th e proposed project, the question was posed if
p e rhaps th e City or State might ne e d this parc e l of land for future develop me nt.
Members expressed concern r e lative to this proposal as it r e lates to
thP- ne,··d for an overa ll master plan fo r th e governmental groups.
The se p lan s we re re t a ine d b y the Co mmission to be further studied by th e
Des i gn Rev ie w Co mm it tee , and a wri t ten r e por t submitted to th e Atl a n ta
Housing Au tho rity .
SE CRE TARY RE POR T:
Mrs. Ferst, Co - c hairman of the Co mm un i cat i on s Co mm i t t ee, r e po r t ed that she
h as talked with Mrs . An n Mo s e s in t he May or 1 s Off i ce ab out her h elp i n
setting up better comm unicati on s f o r the Co mmissio n wi th other re l ated gr o u ps.
Mrs. Fe rst reported that Ann Butler, Re co rd i n g Secre t a r y , wi l l prepa r e a
list of ACDC accomplishments fr o m t h e minutes of previous ACDC meetin r, s, and
will set up a c a rd file f o r the Commission ' s mailing list.
Mrs. F e rst s ub mitt e d a list of persons whom Mr. Mulda wer requ e sted be
i n v ite d to t he De c ember 14 me e ti ng .
COMMITTEE REP ORT
Hr,. McC a in, chairman of the Ap peara n ce & Sa n ita t ion Commi tte e, presen t ed
information on a "rolling steel do o r " product t o ho u se ga rbag e cans. Durin g
the ensuing eonversation, me mbers di scu s se d pr oble ms fa ced b y th e city re la tive to sanitation and appeara nce.
Mr. Calloway su ggest e d th a t an ordinance
is needed whereby a tenant, rather than o nly the owner of prop e rty concerned,
could be held liable for violation of sanitation laws .
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Hr. Perrin reminded the me mbers that a special meeting may be called within
the next few weeks concerning the bridge ordinance.
He added that the
December 14 meetin g , to which th e Terminus property CM'n ers and other per sons
concerned with the Terminus development are invited, will meet in the
Al4.ar-m.an.;i~ Chambers.
There being no further busine s s, th e meetinf,, was adjourned at
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�November 16, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO
Charlotte Feret, AC.EC
FROM
Ann Moses
The request you have made is one of the most difficult, and one
which we have tried to find an a newer to since January 1, 1962.
There is no way to know what the issues are if you depend on
being notified.
I can put you on the mailing list to receive the Mayor's schedule
each week, showing also all the meetings to be held at City Hall.
Other than this, my only recommendation would be to have a
member of the ACDC attend the Committee meetings and call on
the various Department heads · twice a month. Even with this, you
may ~ t know all the important issues ahead of time.
We would be delighed to end the letter to the civic organization
to furni ha liaison member. You may wish to consider a join~
letter from the Mayor and Joe Perrin.
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joseph s. perr in 1 chairman
paul muldawer, a.i. a. 1 vice~chairman
mrs. alvin m. ferst, secretary
harry j. baldwin , a.s. l.a.
w. I. calloway
samue l inman cooper, f.a.i.a .
james h. dodd
franklin m. g a rrett
john c . gou ld
julian harris , a.i.a.
mrs. edith hende rson , a.s. l.a.
h. king me cain, p.e.
j. ben moore
john portman , a.i.a .
joseph b. browder, p.e.
November 16, 1967
MEMO TO:
Ann M0ses, Exe cutive Secre tar y to th e Mayor
FROM:
C ha r 1 o t t e Fe rs t
An n, can you help to set u p better co mm unicat i ons for us with
other r e lated gro u p s ?
Can somethin g be done to set up the
me chanics for advising us whe n important r e lated matters wi l l
b e coming up for discussion? Pe rha ps a lette r fro m Mayor All en
to each chairman of the Ald erm anic Commit tees to requ est this
courtesy for us wou l d hel p.
S o f- r e qu ently we hear about i mportant issu e s involvin g urb a n desi g n at the v e ry last minute.
Also, we are discussing requesting a liason commi t t ee member
from each related civic organiza ti on to be ava ilab l e for meetings on requ e st. Wh en we g e t our list compiled, wo ul d Ma yor
Allen be wi l l in g to send t he le tter of invitation?
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city hall, atlanta, georgia 30303
�October 30, 1967
Mr. Joseph S. Perrin
Georgia State College
33 Gilmer Street, S. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Perrin:
May I acknowledge receipt of the memorandum.
from the Atlanta Civic Design Commission
regarding the proposed Bridge Ordinance.
I am sure that consideration will he given to
the specifications which you outlined.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
M ayor
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joseph s. perrin, chairman
pau l muldawer, a.i.a., vice-chairman
mrs. alvin m. fe rst, secre tary
harry j. baldwin, a.s.l.a.
w. I. cal loway
samuel inman cooper 1 f. a. i. a.
ja mes h. dodd
franklin m. garrett
john c. gould
julian harris , a .i.a.
mrs . edith henderson, a.s. l.a.
h . king me cain 1 p .e.
j. ben moore
john portman , a.i.a.
joseph b. browder, p .e.
October 26 , 1967
HE"AO TO:
Mayop Ivan Allen, Jr.
Vic e-Mayor Sam Masscll, Jr ~
Members of th e Board of Aldermen
Mr , Ray A, Nixon, Director of Public Works
Mr, Collit!r Gladin, Dire ctor of Planning D8pt~
FR OM:
Joseph S. Perrin, Cha irrn an, Civic Iksign Co mmi ssion
SUBJECT:
Bridge Ord i nance
Th~ Ci vi ~ Desig n Commi ssion forwarded at a n earlier t ime a :repor t to
Mr. Ra y Nixon a nd o ther city officials our opposition t o t he proposed
bri dge o~dinanc c . Sinc e that time a r e vis e d e dition has be en issu e d ~
No copy of this e d iti on was s e nt to the Civic De sign Commi ss i ori ~
Howcvc~, th e r evi s0d ver sion i s also so highly restri ctive as t o ha ve
th~ potential effe et of militating against th e soundest and ful les t
development of our ce ntral ci ty. Spo eifieally~ th e Civio Design
Commi s sion feels that a ny ordinanc e dea ling wi th the s e ma tt er s s hould
bc-fle xibl~ enou gh to mee t the ehanging ne e ds of a pr ogressi ve a nd
ehanging city sueh as ours. We f ee l that:
Itc~ (e ) of Sec tion 1 of the ordinanec which sets 16' as a
maxi~um outsid e dirncnsion,.and a mi ni mum inside width dimens ion
as 9', is highly a rbitra ry.
Itc~ (d) stipulates tha t t~ maximum outside height dime ns ion
should not exceed 12 1 • This would preclude any br idge being_
built which is more than one story high. H~rc again the Civic
Design Commission f c ~ls that this restriction is highly inflexible
a.nd may not mee t the net: ds of our central eity whicb fac e s ll\a _jor
problems de aling with the ,cparation of vehicular and pedestri.n
traffic in the ye ar s ahead. We do not feel that there 1s any
partieular virturc or magic in th e 12' restriction·. In somE) eases·,
more height may b t practical l y and a~sthetieally more desirab le
than less.
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Item (e) stipulates that glass may not be used riearer than 42 11
from the floor of any proposed bridge~ Our Commission feels that
this is a design and engineering problem and not one which rightfully should ~e written in as a ~est~ictibn in a proper ordinance
dealing with bridges and walkvfays ~ Obviously, various kinds of
glass are available today ~hich by thickness and temper are stronger
than many other materials used in such structures.
Provision (g) would prohibit pedestrians from stopping on any said
bridge or s true ture for the purpose of obs erva ti on. The Ci vie
Design Commission feels that this provision is not only difficult
to enforce, but undesirable in intent.
Item (j) provides that no moving platform or sidewalk would be ·
permitted within said bridge or structure. This provision is
unconditional and we feel it is unnecessarily prohibitive in its
implications.
Section I I would empower the Mayor and Board of City Aldermen to
direct that any bridge or structure be removed without cost to the
City. This provision is stated without providing any statement of
cause or purpose for such a directive. The Civic Design Commission
again believes that this provision as presently stated does not
serve the best interests of the City.
The Civic Design Commission does believe that any proposal for bridges
or overpasses should be reviewed carefully by appropriate instru ments
of city government to insure that the safety and well-being of Atlanta ts
citizenry be cared for and that the aesthetic character of the City
be developed in a positive way . But the ordinance as currently proposed
would seem to discourage the planning and erection of bridges or similar
s tr uc tu res by:
(1) inhibiting good design on the part of architects and urban designers;
(2) virtually precluding steps in planning communication systems whi ch
would protect th e h eal th and safety of AtL:i nta's citizens;
(J) discouraging the full revitalization of the central city by its
inhibitive nature.
Mr. Collier Gladin of City Planning has submitted a report to the Civic
Design Com-mission, .a copy of which was attached to our report to Mr.
Nixon. Mr.- Gladin's report cites many instances across America where
the prohibitive provisions of this proposed ordinance would have curtailed the development of many meaningful projects.
The Civic Design Commission asks your careful scrutiny of the proposed
ordinance. We do not believe that it should be passed in its current
form.
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Last week the Board of Aldermen approved
19 pedestrian bridges in the master campus
plan for Georgia State College and those
bridges, as a college spokesman said , "will
get 25,000 students off the city streets so they
won't be run over."
streets and between buildings so low they
would interfere with street traffic, nor so
many of them that they would blot out the
sunshine . But neither should we preclude
them where they would add beauty, aid
movement and improve safety.
The number of students was a projection
into the future; 10 years hence, when the
college's enrollment is expect~d to more than
double.
Ra ther, each bridge proposal should be
judged on its merits-within very broad guidelines if necessary-so that we can take full
advantage of present and future architectural
and engineering knowledge.
By approving these bridges on their merit,
and shelving a proposed ordinance which
would · have forbidd en their construction, the
aldermen also were looking to the future. The
proposal is so restrictive that it would present all sorts of blocks to some very progressive and exciting plans to move pedestrian
and vehicular traffic more efficien tly and
s~cly.
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Each proposal should be carefully considered by city planners, traffic engineers and
all others concerned. Certainly each should be
studied by the Atlanta Civic Des ign Commission which was specifically set up to review
all such matters and to make r ecommendations.
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will be, the final authority. But the aldermen
should not hamstring themselves by setting
up unreasonably restrictive standards.
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ATLA NTA CIVIC DE S I11 N CO i'Jt,TISS ION
OCTOBER 12, 1967
Th0 r 0 gular _ me eting of _th e Atlanta Civic De sign Co mmission was h e ld Thursday,
Octob c r.12,
at 2 p. rn ., in Co mm itt ee Room 4, City Hall, w ith th e follo wing
me mb c rs pre s c n t :
Joseph S. Perrin, Chair.nan
Paul Mulda wc: r, Vic c -Chairnan
Mrs. Alvin M~ F c rst, S o ct c tary
Harry J. Baldwin
S a ;,lU l! 1 I • C o op e r
Ja me s H ~ Dodd
Franklin M. Garrett
John c. Gould
H• King McCain
J • Be n Moore
Gu e sts present:
Mr. Hans e ll P. Enlo e , A.I~A. • Enlo e 1 ~e st & Granad ~ , In ri ~
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Dr. Darwin Womack - Asst. Supt~ School Plant Planning & Const.
Miss Jane Tuggl e - Graphic Artist, WETV
Joanne Ke nnedy - Wom e n's Cha mber of Co mme rce
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28 me .ting wor e approv e d.
PRESENTATIO N
Miss Jan e Tug g l e , Graphic Arti s t with WETV, pr e sented h e r vi ew s on th e
propos e d d e v c lop m~ nt of the T~r minus are a.
A general diseussion e nsue d
wi t h qu e stions dire c te d to ward me thods of d e v e lop ~e nt in finan c in g b e ing
pos e d .
Hiss Tuggl e infor me d th e Co mm is si on that sh e hop ed t o do so m0 kind
of pre li minary study wh i ch would e l ar if y s o me of th e issu es i n v olv e d in
thi s d eve 1 o p mc n t ~
Jo a n ne Ken nedy an d Harr i e t t S p eer app ea r e d b efore t h e Co mmis si o n to d i se~ s s
t he p os s ible u s e of the Termin u s a r e~ i n c o n jun ction wi th the Women's
Chamber's annual Dogwo od Fes ti val.
Th ey asked h ~ l p in t he f o rm of suggestions from the Commission;
Mr. Perrin p o inted out some of the problems whieh might be encountered in
th e preparation of this spaec for t he Dogwood Festival.
He suggest e d
contaeting appropriate city departrn~nts for assistanee,
Mr . Muldawur eomplirnentcd the Wome n's Chamber of Commerce on its reputation
of good performance; and in the discussion that followed, it ~as suggested
that a doeumention of the history of the area might be useful.
Mr, Muld aw1::r
suggested that Alderman Cook was inter e sted in the Civie Design Commissi~n
d e veloping a resolution for historieal zoning for th e Terminus area. Mr.
Garrett supported designation of the underground ar ea as an historical one.
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The repre sentatives from the Chamber ~gre e d to move for ward with the ir
plans including some of th~ various suggestions that came from the Civic
Design Commission and to report back to the Commission in the e vent it was
f e lt to be desirable.
DESIGN REVIEW
Hr. Enloe stated that at an earlie r review, the Commission had request e d
that certain parts of the 11 Rawson- rlashington Community Ccnterif project
be considered. He presented the revis(;d plans of th e project.
Mr. Muld a we r, chair man of the De sign Review Committee, voiced the
' cons e nsus of the Co mmi ssion of th e superiority of the revised scheme.
Enloe was thanke d for making the revie w possible.
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CHA IRVAN 1 S REPORT
Mr. Pe rrin stated that a l e tte r was r e ceive d from Mr. Donald G. Ingram,
Associate Dir e ctor of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., inviting me mbers
of the Commi~sion to attend a discussion of CAP's work program on October 17.
Mr. Perrin announced that Mr. John Hoffman of the Stat e Hi ghway Department
will me et with the Commission on October 26.
Budget
Mr. Pe rrin pre s ent e d for a pproval th e l e tt e r to the Finance Co mm itt ee
r e th e ACDC budge t requ e st for 1 968. The l et t e r was approved as read.
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Mr. Perri n a nnounc ed t h at , a s r e qu e st ed by t h e memb er s a t the l ast meet i n g ,
he had con tac t ed Dr . Ar th ur Hans e n who sta t e d th a t he is willing for t he
Co mmissi on t o r ec omme nd that May or All en a p poin t hi m to se rve o n th e
Co mmissi on i n the En g i n ee rin g Ca teg or y.
Mr. Perrin presented for ap proval a draft of a letter to Mayor Allen re
ACDC recommendations for impending v acancies on the Commission. Mr.
Muldawer initiated a discussion duri n g wh i ch members discussed their
concepts of provisions deal i ng with appointments/reappointments to the
Commission, as set forth in the Ordinance creating the ACDC.
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It was the consensus of members that the American Institute of Architects,
North Georgia Chapter, should be asked for three recommendations for nominees
to serve on the Commission in the Architecture Category. Mr. Muldawer
will contact AIA and report on · its recommendations at th~ next ACDC
meeting. Mr. Perrin stated he will hold the letter to Mayor Allen until
that time.
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During a diseussioh of the Terminus area earliE!i" in the meeting, i t was
brought out that historital zoning is needed in that arba.
Mr. Garrett
was requested to draft a tentative historical 7,oning ordinamc to be
considered by the Commission.
ADJOURN MEN T
There 'being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4r1$
Ann Butler
P.eco.2'-d ing S ~ c.re tar y
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ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION
SEPTE~BER 28, 1967
The r e gular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was he ld Thursday,
September 28, at 2 p.m~, in Committee Room 4, City Hall, with the following
memb e rs present:
Joseph S. Perrin; Chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. Fcrsti Secretary
Samuel I. Cooper
Jam e s H. Dodd
Franklin M. Garrett
Julian Harris
Mrs. Edith Henderson
H. King Mc Ca in
Gue sts present:
Alex Coffin - Atlanta Constitution
Eric Ha~kncss - Planning Du partmcnt
David A. Lunde - Ae ck Assoc., Inc.
Minutes of the Septe mber
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meeting were approved.
Lunde Presentation
Mr. Lunde pr e sented for review of the members tht:.) preliminary plans of
th e Georgia State Colle et libe ral Arts Building - Aeck Associates, Inc.,
Ar chitE: cts.
Brid gc Ordinanc e
Mr. Perrin state d that the Board of Ald~rme n will tr eat the proposed bridge
ordinance, wh ich has b e en revised, at its mee ting on October 2. He express e d
conc e rn th a t the Co mmis sion did not receive a copy of the revised ordinance,
nor ~ as it give n an oppor tunity to review the document. After learning
"thro ugh the grape vin e " of the revis ed ordinanc e , Mr, Perrin s t ated th at he
secured a copy~~ then sent tel (:grams on b e half of the Commission to ~,•essrs.
Earl Land e rs, Sam Hasse ll, Rodney Cook, and Everett Millican, r ef l e ctin g th e
ge neral r e vie w of the Co mmission's r e port on the ordinance.
Mr. Perrin added that he has talke d to many people in the design profession
and public areas of resp onsibility who express concern a bout the ordinance,
and he is optimistic about th .e outcome.
"Terminus 11
Mr. Pe rrin presented the draft of the lett e r to be sent to t he prop8 rty
own e rs of th r, Terminus area, i nviting them to meet with the Commission to
discuss the ir intere st in leasing their property to a bona fide de velope r,
as requ e ste d by Muldawer at th e last me ~ting, The membe rs approv e d the
le tter for distribu tion.
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The floor was opened for discussion of tho 1968 budget request for the
Co~mission. An increase in the btidget is proposed to cover the expense
of the secretary's salary for extra days' work, and for th e "Information
and Communication Program".
Mr. Coop8r made the following motion, which passed:
"That the Commission request from th8 City an adequate amount of funds
needed for th c Commission to fulfi 11 its res pons ibil i ty, and state in
the request why the increase in the budget is ne cessary."
r.fr. Perrin stated he will prepare and forward the budget request to the
Finance Committee, as requested by the members.
Reappointmen~
Mr. Perrin stated that he rE:ceived a l e tt n r from 1~:ayor Allen requesting
r e commendations for vacancies on the Commission which will occur on
De cember 31, 1967.
The 2-year terms of the follo ·;ing members will expirb
a t t ha t t im e :
Joseph B. Brow c er
w • L • Ca 11 ow a y
Julian Harr is
H. King McCain
John Portman
Th e floor was open e d for discussion, during which the members offered th e ir
no min a tions for appointme nts or reappointments on the Commission.
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Committee Reports
Th e r e being no committe e reports, the chairman urged eommittees to bring
som e favorable report on committe e .:: ction at tha next mc,.- ting , as much of
th& Commission's work can best be don e by com n ittee aetion.
"Congra tula ti ons"
Nr . Ha r ris e x p ress e d cong r atulations on b e half of th e mem ber s to Mr. Perrin,
f o r h is r o le i n the Art s Co n gr e ss whic h was he l d S ep t e mb er 16 .
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The re being no further business, the me e ting was adjourned at
Ann Butler
Recording Se ere ta ry
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ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION
SEPTEMBER 14, 1967
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursday
cr;ptember 14, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room 4, City Hall, with the following'
members present:
Paul Muldawer, Vice-Chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, Secty.
w. L. Calloway
Samuel I. Cooper
Franklin M. Garrett
Julian Harris
Mrs. Edith Henderson
Guest present:
Mr. Lyman Roberts - Housing As sis tan ts Administration
Minutes of the August
24 meeting were approved.
CHAIRMAN I S REPORT
Mr. Muldawer, assuming the duties of the chair in the absence of Mr. Perrin,
reported on the following correspondence:
1.
Letter of September l from Mr. Howard Openshaw, Atlanta Housing
Authority, re the proposed redevelopment of the business district in
the west End Urban Redevelopment Project Area, as reviewed by the
Commission at its last meeting.
The 11 Housing & Urban Renewal Review
Committee" of the ACDC has forwarded its report to the AHA.
2.
Letter of September 7 to Mr. Erman Williams, Director of Housing
Development Division, Housing Assistants Administration, inviting a
representative of the HAA to meet with the Commission on September 14
re proposed 11 turnkey II housing projects.
Mr. Lyman Roberts wi 11 appear
later in the meeting in th is regard.
3.
Letter referred to the ACDC from Mr. Jake H. Wilensky, with attached
correspondence from Dayton, Ohio, concerning the appearance of vacant
lots .
Mr . Muldawer suggested that this matter be handled by the
appropriate committee.
4.
Letter of September 7 to Mr . Ray A . Nixon, Director of Public Works,
re amendment to the ACDC•s rep ort on the proposed bridge ordinance.
The vice-chairman initiated a discussion of the proposed underground
development, and stated his concern tla t the area be tastefully and
properly restored and developed.
He suggested that the property owners of
this area be invited to meet with the Commission to discuss the potential
of the area, and to see if th e y are interested in leasing the property.
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Mr. Harris made the follo'.v ing motion, which pass e d:
"That the owners of th e prope rty involve d in the "Underground Atlanta"
area be invited to a meeting of the Civic De sign Commission and sound it
out as to their inter e st in and willingness to leas e th e ir property to a
bona fid e developer,"
It was requested by the members that the l et ters be for warded to the
property owne rs one month in advance. Mr. Mulda wcr stated the names of the
property owners are availabl e .
ROBERTS PRESENTATION
Mr. Lyman Roberts of th e Housing Development Division of the Housing
Assistants Administration, was we lcomed to the meeting. Mr. Mulda wer
explained that at its last mee ting, the Civic Design Commission had reviewed
a proposed 11 turnke y ·1 proje ct, a t which tim e there we r e seve ral co mme nts
mad e about some aspe cts of the project which could be improve d. He add e d
that the Commission is concerned with quality, especially in one of the
first turnkey projects, as it can set a pr e c e dent for oth e rs, and that a
r e presentative of the HAA was invited her e to begin a dialogu e to see how
the Commission can be of help.
Mr. Roberts e xpla i ne d th e r e view proc e dur e of the local HA A off ic e , and
passed around for r e view of the me mbers th e Outlin e of the Turnke y Method.
M~. Muldawe r stated that at the request of the ACDC, Mayor Alle n had writte n
a me mo to the Atlanta Housin g Authority r e que stin g that all turnke y projects
come befo re the Co mmission fo r re v iew . Mr. Roberts wa s as ked if he felt it
woul d b e be nefi ci al i f th e ACDC r e vie we d the project a nd f orwar de d its
co mme nt s to the HAA p r ior to t he re vi ew by t ha t of f ice . Mr . Ro be rts
s t a t ed he feels this i s a n excelle nt suggesti on , whi ch would he l p a nd give
re-enf orcement to t h e HAA re vi ew .
~~r. Mu l dawer ad d ed t ha t s e vera l months ag o he and Er i c HarknGss of the
City Planning Departme nt s t arted working on Design Criteria for the Mayo r's
Housing Program , andif thi s criteria ca n be oevel oped, wo ul d the local HAA
support the criteria and work with t he Commission in eneouraging better
design . Mr . Rob e rts replied that he feels his organization would support
this , and welcomes what the Com.mission is d oing . He added that he will
forward to the members of the ACDC the HAA Design Criteria, which is being
published.
COM~UNICATION COMMI~TEE RE PORT
Mrs . Ferst stated that she hop~s a joint committee meeting with Committee


6 (Co mm unication) and Coml!littee #10 ( Planning) can be held before the


nex t Commission meeti~.
ADJOURNMET1TT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at
Ann Butler
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ATLANTA l'.'IVIC DES I11N cm.n-rrss ION
AUGUC T 2L, 1967
Th~ r0gular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission ·was hs ld Thursday,
August 24, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room 4, City Hall, with the following
members present:
Josephs. Perrin, Chairman
Paul Muldawcr, Vice-Chairman
Harry J. Baldwin
W. L. Calloway
Samuel I. Cooper
John C • GOU l d
Mrs. Edi th Henderson
H. King McCain
Guests present:
Don Ingram - Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.
Matthew D. Bystry - Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Warren F. P€ nney, Arc hi tee t
Howard Openshaw - Director of Red~velopment, Atlanta Housing Authority
Pedro Gomez - Atlanta Housing Authority
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of thu July 27 and August 10 meetings were approved.
BYSTRY PR~~BNTATION
Uos srs. Bystry and Penney made a presentation of the proposed "turnkey" Public Housing Development at Hollywood Road. A lengthy convers ation
ens ued between the Commission and the visitors, the results of which it was
felt by the Commi ssi on that communication betwe en parking spaces and some
of the apartments were impractical, that more effective use of the cluster
idea could be effected, and that some greater variation could be developed
in the outside appearance of various units.
At Mr. Muldawer 1 s requ0st, Mr. Perrin stated that representatives
from Federal Housing Authority will be invited to meet wit h the Commission
for further study and discussion of the plans, after which a r eport will bt
forwarded to Mr. Bystry from tht: 11 Design Review" Committe e .
OPENSHAW PRESENTATION
11r. Openshaw presented an open view of some of the problems facing
the Atlanta Housing Authority, with particular emphasis on the We st End
development. A model and sketches of the proposed ~e st End Shopping Center
project under the Urban Redevelopment Program, were presented for the revie w
and recommendations of the Commission.
The "Housing and Urban Renewal Review" Committee will meet for
further review of the proje ct and forward its report to th e AHA.
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CHAIR}rn N'S REPORT
Mr. Perrin distributed to members copi e s of the report to Mr. Ray
Nixon dealing with the bridge ordin ,nee, for their approval. Mr. Cooper's
motion that the report be approved and mailed was passed~
Mr. Calloway noted thdt his sug g estion concerning airrights funds
for the purpose of beautifying the city was not included in th~ report.
Mr. Perrin sugge sted that, with Mr. Callo way•s concurrence, an additional
note to Mr. Nixon in this regard will be forwarded at the next ~eting.
Mr. Perrin stated that a n ews article had been published stating
that the Parks Committee had approved keeping the Cyclorama in Grant Park,
and asked the members if th e y want this issue reo ., ened. ·vith members
concurring that the Commission should tell th e Parks Committee how it feels,
Mr. Perrin suggested that the "Historical Sites and Structures" Committee
look into this matter and bring a report before the Commission.
ADJOURN r-~EP T
There. being no further busine - s, the me e ting was adjourned at 4:15
Ann Butler
Re cording Secretary
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ATLANTA CIVIC DESIG N COMMISSION
JULY 13; 1967
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held
Thursday, July 13, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room 4, City Hall, with the
following members present:
Joseph S. Perrin, chairnE n
Paul Muldawer, Vice-chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, Sec.
Sa m 1 1 I. Cooper
Franklin M. Garrett
Julian Harris
John Portman
Guests present:
Robert Smith - rep. Harry J. Baldwin, member
Don Ingram - Assoc. Dir., Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.
Jack Delius - General Manager, Parks Dept.
Stan Ayer - Parks Dept.
Stan Martin - Parks Dept.
Alex Coffin - Atlanta Constitution
Lorraine M. Bennett - Atlanta Journal
Minutes of the June 22 meeting were approved.
CHAIR MAN'S REPORT
Mr. Perrin presented the new listing of committees for the Commission,
and stated that a copy of same will be distributed to members 15efore the
next me e ting.
Mr. Perrin reported on the Public Works Committee meetin g which he
attended that same day concerning th e bridge issue.
During his absence
early in the meeting, Mr. Muldawer assumed the duties of the chair.
Mr.
Perrin stated he had told Mr. Millican, chairman of the Public Works
Com mittee, that ACDC would welcome the opportunity to talk to the commit tee
about the bridge issue, and to revie w any proposed ordinanc e .
Mr. Perrin stated he feels the Commission should take a stand on the
bridge issue as i t relates to the city, and that a statement be developed
an d sent to th e committee, and that ACDC keep in touch with members of
th e boa rd and us e its powers of p e rsuasion in this rega r d.
The "Info rma tion Pr ogra ms and Co mm unicat i on" Co mmitte e was requested to pr e pare such
a s t a t e me nt for th e Co mmission.
SE CRETA RY RE PO RT
Mr s . Ferst pre s e nted f or the Co mmi s s i on ' s r e vi e w a n d c o mment fir s t
materia l for a pr o p ose d d e s ign symbo l fo r ACD C c ita t i on.
"TERMINUS COMMITTEE" REP ORT
Mr. Garrett stated he had a c on ference with Messrs. Ingram and Bevins
of Central Atlanta Progress re the undergr ound development.
Mr. Garrett
stated he hesitates to get the landowners of this area involved before
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of the area will be available.
Mr . Ingram stated that CAP hopes to move ahead with the first elem ent
of the project in August.
Mr. Muldawer feels that ACDC should wait to
see what CAP will do in this re.
DELIUS PRESENTATION
Messrs. Delius, Martin and Ayer were welcomed to the meeting to
explain the Parks Department's involvement in the urban trail issue, and
discuss future prospects for a trail.
After the presentation, Mr. Perrin
expressed ACDC 1 s full support of and interest in future plans for a trail~
OLD BUSINESS
Communication Program
Mr. Mulda we r initiated a discussion re the proposed symposium for
the purpose of relating groups who are interested in ACDC 1 s program.
A lengthy discussed ensued, during which Mr. Portman and other members
offered suggestions for achieving an effective communication program.
Mor e complete details of the discussion are on file in the office.
Mr .
Perrin stated he will send note s of Mr. Portman 1 s thoughts to the committee
handling the Communication Program, and suggested Mr. Portman be called
on for resources and advice.
Mr. Portman further su gg ested that the Commission request the Mayor
to wri te to the Aldermanic Committees and have them to refer all matters
pertaining to urban design problems to th e Co mmission, so that we may get
advance information.
Mrs . Ferst su gg ested that at a later time further
discussion be held re urban design committee.
Rapid Transit
It wa s decided at the last meeting that the Commission should make
a statement concerning the implementation of rapid transit as i t relates
to the City.
Mr. Perrin requested the "Planning, Visual Survey & Rapid
Transit Committee", (B aldwin, chairman) to prepare such a statement for
the Commission's approval.
Also in regard to rapid transit, Mr. Muldawer stated that Eric Hill
Associates is doing an impact study, and he feels the results of this report
should be reviewed by the Commission.
Tree Ordinance
Mr. Perrin stated that the hea ring on the proposed tree ordinance
will be held on July 21, and he requested Mrs. Henderson, chairman of the
Tree Ordiname Committee, to prepare a state me nt for the Commission re
the tree ordinance to be presented at the hearing.
ADJOURN MENT
Ther e b eing no furth e r business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:10
�J uly 20 , 196 7
Mrs . oeorge C. Curtis
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Dear llrs . Curti :
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nesign Co i sion , be e uo our Co i s1on is the agency which
1nitiot d interest in the und r ground t r t r

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�July 18, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mr . Joe Perrin
FROM:
Mrs . Ann Moses
Deai- Joe :
Is there any way you could arrange a tour per the attac hed
reque t? Please advi e .
Sinc erely yours,
Mrs . Ann M ose
Executive Secretary
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Enclo ure
�!H NUTES
ATLANT.A CIVIC DESIGN COFMISSION
JUNE 22, 1967
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thu~sda y ,
June 22, at 2 p. m., in Co mmitte e Roo m 4, City Hall, with the following
me mbers present:
Jos e phs~ Pe rrin, Chairman
Paul Mulda we r, Vic e -Cha ir man
Mrs. Alvin M. Fe rst, Secr e tary
Samue l I. Cooper
Ja mes H. Dodd
Fr a nklin ~ ~ Garrett
Julian Harris
Mrs. Edi th Renders on
H. King McC a in
J, Ben T>floore
Gu e sts pre sent:
Mr. Lynn Ha rriss, Exe c. Dire ctor, A-.S .L.A.
Mr. Ale x Coffin - The Atlanta Constitution
Minute s of the Jun e 8 mee ting were approved.
CHA IRNAN1 S RSPORT :
~r. Pe rrin r e porte d on the following corresponde nc e :
1.
Le tt er of 6/15 to the Ma y or of Birmingham e xpr e ssing ACDC congratula t i o ns on Birmin gham 's n ew civi c c e nt er
2.
Le t t e r of 6/ 22 t o Sara Massell expressi ng ACD C stand on th e real esta te
"f or s ale " s i gn ma tter
J.
Le t ters t o tho se wh o ma de p rese n ta t i o ns in fav or of t he urban trail
at th e Parks & Recrea t i on Comm i ttee meet ing on June 13
4.
Letter of 6/ 13 fr om th e ~unicipa l Art Commission of Kansas City, with
a report of 11 Urban De sign Stu d ies ". Mr . Pe rrin state d that Kansas City
has a sign ordinan c e , and t ha t the implemen t ation of the ordinance,
with sketches and notations, ar e included in the r e port. He added
that he had answered t his correspondenc e , and state d that ACDC was
glad to share information and asked for a copy of the sign ordinance.
Wi th the c oncurre nee of memb ers , Mr . Perrin state d he will forward to
Kansas City available reports, including the CI P rep ort and ACDC 1 s 1966
report of former chairma n Coope r.
5.
Letter to the Atlanta Housing Authority, as drafted by Mr. Dodd, re
ACDC recommendations concerning redevelopment proposals review process,
was presented to the members for th eir approval bef ore mailing.
Mr. Per rin sta t ed he has restructured the list of committees, as
requested at the last meeting, and presented the proposed committee listing
to the members for their review and approval. It wa s decided that the new
committee listing be forwarded to members; with a note asking them to list
committees on which they prefer to serve and return same to the office
within one we ek so that t~ chairman may compile and appoint committee
chairmen.
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Mr . Perrin r e ported that the n ew stationary for the
b ei ng prepared.
Comm ission is
The chairman expressed a note of thanks to Mrs. Ferst who worked
e ffectively and hard to provide information and r e sources r e the urban trail
mat ter.
Upon Mr. Perrin 1 s r e quest, Mrs. Henderson r ep orte d on th e Jun e 13
mee ting of the Parks & Recreation Committe e , at which time the ACDC , among
othe rs, had urged the reopening of the urban trail issue.
rfr s. He nderson
stated that the federal funds for this project had already b ee n withdrawn
befor e th e presentation, and that th e matter was dead.
VI.CE-CHJiIRMAN' S REPORT:
Mr. Muldaw e r exte nd e d his p e rsona l congratul ati ons to Mrs. Ferst, Mrs.
Henderson and Mr. Perrin for organizing the urban trail presentation for
the Parks & Recreation Committe e , and state d that at so me futur e time ACDC
should r e comme nd that Atlanta should design a bike system for th e w hole
city from one 8n d to the oth e r and ask for funds for that.
He further
suggest e d that th e Commission start imme diate ly compiling a list of or ganizations with which i t wa nts to communicat e , and hold a symposium for the
p urpos e of e stablishing maximum citiz e n participation and support of AC DC 1 s
program.
In this re, Mr. Perrin suggested that this matt e r b e postponed until
th e n ext meeting , at which time the new co mm i t t ee will b e appointed to
handl e details, a nd a l s o that J ack De lius, Gen eral Manager of the Parks
De partm e nt, b e invite d to the ne xt mee ting for his point of view r e bik e
trail b ef ore furth e r action is t a k e n.
Mrs. Ferst furth e r su gges t ed invitin g
T1fessrs. Stan Hartin and Stan Ay e r
of th e Parks Depart me nt.
Ur. Mulda we r
concurr e d.
Mr. Muldawer pr e sente d a new spap er article statin g that Pr es id e nt
Johnson' s Na t ional Co mm ittee on Urb a n Pr ob lems will hold a mee ting and
public h ea rin g in Atla nta Jul y 2 0 -21.
Mr. Muldaw e r noted th a t th e group
is cha rg e d with ma king r e comme ndations to i mprove citi e s, and he su gg0 s te d
that ACDC or gan iz e a group to make a presentation at this h e aring .
Mr. Muldawer added tha t Savanna h has a historical z onin g ordina nc e ,
an d he su ggeste d th at a l e tt e r b e forwarded to Savannah City Manager
r e qu e sting a copy of the ordina nc e, a n d th a t ACDC, wi th the he lp of AIA,
urge our local l eg islatur a at th e ir nex t hearing to tr y to impl e me nt historical zoning.
SECRETARY 'S REPORT:
Mrs. Ferst stated she concurs with Mr, Muldaw e r's f ee ling re the
urg enc y of r e lating groups who ar c inter e sted in ACDC 1 s program.
It was
decided that a questionnaire will be mailed to members asking them to
list the names of individuals and or g anizations with whom we need to
communicate, and return same to Mrs a F e rst.
�- 3 COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Sanitary Committee
Mrs. Henderson offered the following thoughts conc e rning trash in
the downtown area:
(1) a propos e d change in the general time of coll e ction;
and (2) a proposed ordinance that each new building would provide enclosed
area to take care of storage of its own cans, boxes, etc., from which
trucks would gather the material, and that each e stablished building provide
a si milar area.
Mrs. Henderson stated she will gath e r
in ·th e near futur e .
more information and report
"Te rminus" Committee
Mr. Garrett stat e d that he has starte d contacting parties who are
intere s ted in the underground dev e lop me nt.
He also has look e d over available maps and records which Central Atlanta Progress has.
UNFINISH~D BUSINESS:
Ordinanc e for % f o r ~
In compliance with the chairman's request, Mr. Harris stat e d he has
reviewed the proposed ordinance dealing with percentage for arts, and
pr e s e nt e d his opinion of the ordinance.
Upon Mr . Harris's obj e ction to
the ordinance as is, Mr. Perrin pointed out that this pa rticular o r dinanc e
is an exam ple l ega l structure, and he ask e d for a vot e to decide whether
or not to proc ee d with th e percentage program.
iJ!r, Muldawer moved that the ACDC continu e wi th this study, and th e
motion carried.
Mr. Perrin suggested th a t the n ew co mmittee com e up with
recommendations and/or obj e ctions to the ordinance.
Rap id Transit:
Mr. Perrin stated that members had previously agreed to open for
pr e liminary discussion what attitude ACDC may have relative to rapid
transit.
He raised the following questions for thought:
( 1) Do we have
facts about influencing th e aesthetic role of rapid transit? (2) What can
we do? (3) Are we informed enough about the plans to know what we are
talking about? (4) How can we as a Commission fail to look at this import a n t is s u e s o far a s de s i g n of th e ci t y i s co n c e r n e d ?
It was the general opinion of members present that the Commission
has a right and obligation to make a statement concerning the implementation of rapid transit as i t refers to the City.
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Mr. Muldawer ad ded that Eric Hill Associates is doing an impact
study ~nd hopes to bring their repo r t before the Commission.
r rs. Ferst
suggested rapid transit as a point in the proposed s y mposium.
ADJOUR N f.P~N T
There being no further business, the me e ting was adjourred at 4:00
Ann Butler
Recording Secretary
�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN CO LlMISSION
JUNE 8, 1967
Th e r egular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursda y,
June 8, at 2 p. m., in Committ e e Roon #4, City Hall, with the follo wing


nem b e rs pr l
sent:


Josephs. Pe rrin, Chairma n
Pa ul Muldawcr, Vic e -Ch a irman
I~rs. Alvin n, F e rst, S e cretary
Harry J. Baldwin
TI . L. Callowa y
Jam e s H. Dodd
Franklin M. Garrett
Julian Harris
Mrs. Edith Hen derson
H. King Mc Ca in
Guests present:
Lorrain e M, Bennett - The Atlanta Journal
Alex Coffin - Atlanta Constitution
f inut es of the May 25 mee ting were approved.
~
CH1~I RhA N I S REPORT:
Mr. Pe rrin pr esente d a sampl e of the proposed d es ign for ACDC
Mem b e rs off e r e d th e ir co mme nts and reactions to the d e sign.
l e tte rhead,
Mr, Perrin report e d th a t h e and Mr. Portma n had met with Mr. Rob e rt
Biv ens of Central At l anta Progr ess , Inc., r e th e model proj e ct.
Mr. Portman
e stimates th e proposed mod el will cost bet wee n $ 100,000and $ 150,000 and h e
pl e dg e d $ 10,000 to war d th e d e v e lop me nt of sam e ,
CAP, through Mr, Bive ns,
e xpressed inter e st in this project, and feels that most of the money can
be raised fro m private funds, a nd the remaind e r through the CAP group.
The chairman r e ported on the follo wing correspondence:
1.
Letter from Rev, Fred Stair of the Central Pre s byterian Church, ,
ex pressing his thanks for th e Com n ission 1 s report to Bradb erry &
Ass oci ates on th e Georgia Plaza Deve lopmen t .
2.
Letter from James L. Bentl ey re histo rica l site on property at
1649 Lady Marion Lane, N . E .
VICE-CHAIR HA 1" 1 S RE PORT:
Hr. Mul dawer presented an article from the "Birmingham News" c on cerning the new Birmingham Civic Center wh ich was developed through the
use of an op en competition, and s ugg e sted that a letter of commendation
be sent to the Birmingham authorities who sponsored this competition.
After some discussion, it was decided that the letter cont ain the Commission's congratulations on the new civic cen t er, with no mention of the
c ompeti ti on•
Mr. Harris suggested that a meeting be set aside in the near future
to di.s'<'uss the feasibility of ACDC recommending to the City that all uty
work b e awarded by open eompetition involving local architects,
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SECRETARY'S REPORT:
Mrs. Ferst requested that members forward to her the names of
civic organizations or individuals who might be utilized on the ACDC
mailing list.
UNFI NISHED BUSINESS:
AHA Review
Mr. Perrin stated that Messrs. Baldwin and Dodd have submitted a
report on behalf of the ACDC to the Atlanta Housing Authority concerning
the , review of redevelopers proposals for the Rawson-V1a shington Stre-et
Urban Redevelopment Area.
After eiving an informal rundown on the report, Mr. Dodd suggested
the feasibility of AHA considering the utilization of consultants on a
retainer basis, not to diminish the role of other reviews, but to provide
a more complete review. He feels this would be economically feasible
because the amount of the cost involved in relation to the total cost would
be modest.
Mr. Perrin suggested that Mr. Dodd present at the next meeting of
ACDC a report to AHA recommending how revie ws could be improved.
Ordinance for % for Arts
Mr. Perrin presented the proposed ordinance dealing with allocation
of percentage of construction costs to allied arts, as submitted by Mr.
Robert Lyle. He stated that a copy of the proposed ordinance will be sent
to members of the Commission . Mr. Harris was requested to review the
ordinance and present opinions and suggestions at the next ACDC meeting.
Mr. Muldawer suggested that the proposed ordinance also be sent to
art associations, civic clubs, and universities for their comment and
support befor e it is submitted to the Board of Aldermen. Mr. Harris
requested t,ha t before the n ext meeting of the ACDC members be thin king of
other intere sted parties who may want to receive a copy of the ordinance.
Urban Trail
In answer to the ACDC letter of May 25 to the Aldermanic Parks
Committee, requesting the reopen ing of th e Urban Trail issue, Mr s. Ferst
announced that a letter has been received from Jack Delius, Par ks Manag er,
invitin g the ACDC to appear at the next meeting of the Parks Committee on
June 13 to make its presentation in this regard. Member s were urged to
attend this meeting.
Mrs. Ferst added t~t she had written and received information from
Mr. James J. Hayes, Director of Information of the Bicycle Institution of
A~crica. Portfolios will be available to members who appear at the
mee ting of the Parks Committee.
�- 3 Tree Ordinance
Mr . Perrin stated he received a letter from Mayor Allen thanking
ACDC for its letter of endorsement for the proposed Tree Ordinance. The
ordinance will be up for a hearing shortly, at which time th e Commission
will be notifi e d. Mr. Perrin suggested that at least 2 members of the
Commission, and particularly one from the Landscape Architecture category,
represent ACDC at the hearing.
"For Sale " Signs
Hr. Pe rrin stated that he and hle ssrs, Baldwin and Gould had met with
Me ssrs. Schukraft and McClure of the West End Businessmen's Association,
conc e rning the propos e d ordinanc e to ban "for sale sign on residential
prop er ty.
At Mr. Pe rrin's requ est, Mr. Baldwi n gave a brief report of the
meet ing. Mr, Baldwin added that the committee ge nerally feel~ this
question involve s social and e conomic problems, and go e s beyond th e
Co mmis sion's area of responsibility.
It was d e cided that at th e next AC DC meeting, a sub-committee be
established to deve lope criteria for a proposed overall sign ordinanc e.
"Terminus
II
Project
Hr. Muldawer stated that Hrs, Montgomery of the At lanta Junior
League has informed him that the Le agu e plans to involve its e lf in this
projec t.
As the city is looking for a plac e to relocate the Cyclora ma, Mr.
Muldawer feels it would b e useful to have a study ma de of the fea~ibility
of locating the Cyclorama as a focal point in the pr opos ed "underground"
developme nt.
NEW BUSINESS;
Members agreed that in the near future a meeting should be se t asid e
for the ACDC to take a position re rapid transit.
At Mrs~ Ferst•s request for a new sub-committee listing, Mr. Pe rrin
stated he feels people ar c more motivated if they are working on something
in which they are interested, and · he will ask members on which sub-committ e e
they prefer to serve, and move from there.
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further busines s , the meeting was adjourned at
Ann Butler
Recording Secreta ry
3:u5
�MR . PERRIN
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CITY
ATLANTA,
HALL
GEORG IA
30303
SAMUEL I NM A N COOPER, F .A . I. A ., CHA I RMA N
J O SEPH S. PERR I N, V ICE- CH A I RMAN
MRS. A L V I N M. F E RST , S EC R E TA R Y
HAR R Y J, BA LD W I N , A . S. L .A .
0 R B ~ ' C " K , P . E.
W . L. C A LLO W A Y
J AM E S H . D Op D
JO H N C . GOUL D
J U LIAN H AR RI S , A . I . A .
~ E HEE-RY , A . I .A .
M RS . E D ITH H E NDERSON , A . S .L. A.
H. K I NG MCC A I N, P .
E",;
J. B E N M OO RE
P A UL MU L OAWER , A . I.A .
JOHN PORTM A N , A. I .A .
Jo sep h s . Per rin , Ch a irma n
Pa ul Mul d awe r , A.I. A., Vi c e - Cha ir ma n
Mrs . Alvin M. Fe rst , Se cr e t a r y
__Jia rr y J. Ba l dw in, A.S . L.A .
W• L • Ca 11 owa y
Samue l Inman Coo per, F . A. I.A.
James H. Dodd
Frank li n M. Garret t
John c . Gou l d
Juli.an H.arr i s , A .I .A.
Mrs . Edith Henderso n , A . S. L.A .
H. Ki ng McCain, P . E .
J. Ben Mo ore
John Portman, A.I.A.
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�I
�Forms authorizing:
1.
Duplication of stationary which will include the commercial
setting of type for the Commission members names and titles
which they may have.
We would like for the stationary to be
printed at 60% screen of a warm black ink or an ink printed
at 100% screen which will approximate the above in tone
2.
We would like envelopes ordered and printed commercially in
14
point Helvitica light lower cas e , 60 % screen of warm black
with 3 lines as follows:
(All 3 lines flush left)
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN CO MMISSION
CITY HALL
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303
Pleas e order 1500 in each case
�MI NUTES
ATLAN TA CIVIC DESIGN CO MMI SS ION
MAY 25, 1967
The r e gular meeting of the Atl a nta Civic Design Commission wa s held Thursd ay,
May
25,
at 2 p.m., in Committee Room


4,


City Hall, with the follo wing
mem bers present:
Joseph S. Perrin, ch a irma n
Mrs. Alvin M. F e rst, secretary
Ha rry J. Bald win
W. L. Ca llowa y
Sam ue l I. Cooper
James H. Dodd
John C. Gould
Mrs. Edith Hend e rson
H. King McC ain
J. Be n Moore
Gu es ts present:
Lorr a ine M. Bennett - The Atlanta Journal
Ale x Coffin - The Atl a nta Constitution
Minut e s of the May 11 mee tin g we r e appr ove d.
CHAIR MAN I S REP ORT
Mr . Perrin r ep ort ed on the followin g correspondence:
1.
Letter dat e d May 18, to th e At l an t a Housin g Authority , concerning
report of the rede v e lop e rs proposals for the "Univers it y Ce nt e r Urb a n
Redevel o pment Area, " as re vi ewed b y Mes srs, Perrin, Baldwin, a nd
Calloway .
2.
Lette r of May 25 to Bradb u ry & Ass o ci a tes, re the presentation on
May 11 of th e Georgia P l a za pla n s .
Mrs. Hen der s on was thank ed for
dr aft in g th e material for th e report.
J.
As a uthoriz ed by the Comm ission on May 11, a l etter dated Ma y 25 was
forw a rd e d to the May or a nd Boar d of Alde rmen, e ndor sing the proposed
tr ee o rd inance , and urging th eir supp o rt of same.
Mr. Perrin added that members will rece iv e a copy o f the report
of the Commission ( from F e bruary 1966 to Ma rch 1967) as submitted by
former chairman Cooper .
Mr . Perrin ex pressed his personal commendation to
W.r. Cooper of th e report.
SECRETARY' S REP ORT
Mrs. Ferst stated that t he desi gn symbol for ACDC citation is
well underway, and sho uld be ready for the next meeting.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Committee on% for Allied Arts
(Perrin 1 ch.)
Mr. Perrin stated that the City Attorney is preparing the ordinance
for alloca tion of percentage of cons~ruction costs to allied arts, which
we should have within th e next 2-4 weeks.
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Committee on Scale Model (Portman, ch.)
Mr. Perrin stated that he and Mr. Portman have arranged a meeting
with Mr. Robert Bivens of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., to seek CAP's
support of the proposed model.
Committee on Proposed Dinner (Portman, ch.)
Mr. Perrin reported that Mr. Portman has consented to support
the proposed dinner, and that the committ ee could move ahead with plans
for same.
Co mm it tee ( e ) Dodd ,
ch • )
Mr. Dodd reported that he has begun writing letters to oth e r
ci'ties for information on desirability and feasibility of side walk c afe s
in the city.
"Communication" Committee
Mrs. Ferst, co-chairman, stated that the committee is preparing
a list for contacts.
"S an itation" Committee
( Moore, ch.)
Mr. Moore stated he has no report, but that he has noticed that
the City has put trash receptacl e s in Plaza Park, and h e qu e stions i mprov e ment due to con sp icuous colors of th e rec e ptacles.
Committ ee on CIP Rep o rt (Gould,
ch.)
Mr. Gould reported th a t the committee has revie we d the CIP report,
as submitted to th e city by th e p l anning consultants.
The co mmittee fe e ls
it is a fine r ep ort; however Mr. Gould noted that th e recommend at ions were
p arti cularly weak .
He read th e draft of th e committee ' s rep ort to be
forwarded to the Planning De partme nt, a nd t he motion p as s e d to end orse th e
r e port as read.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
AHA Revi e w
Mr. Perrin reported that th e Commission h as b ee n requested to
review the redeveloper's proposals for the Rawson-Washington Street Urb an
Redevelopment Area, per letter of May 17 from the Atlanta Housing Authority.
Mr. Dodd, Mr. Baldwin, and Mrs. Henderson plan to represent th~
ACDC at the presentation on May 31.
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Mrs. Ferst brought up the matter of the proposed bicycle trail
in the Collier Hills area, which was voted do wn by the Parks Committee of
the Board of Aldermen at a hearing held on May 9.
Mrs. Ferst, who lives in the section of town concerned with the
trail, presented a handbill that was circulated in the area, opposing the
trail.
She stated that she heard nothing about the May 9 hearing, at which
time some 120 residents had opposed the trail, and she feels ~hat the hasty
decision to abandon the idea was made without adequate publicity on the
hearing, and without both sides of the argument being presented.
The members discussed the issue, and the motion passed that the
Commission forward a statement to the Parks Committee requesting the reopening of the subject and endorsing the development of the trail.
Mrs. Henderson and Mrs, Ferst drafted the statement, which was
approved by the members, and the letter was forwarded that same day.
NE11if BUc INESS
"For Sale
Signs
II
Mr. Perrin stated that it has been brought to his attention that
there is under consideration a possible ban of "For Sale" signs on single
unit d wellin g s in Atlanta and brought this matter up to the Com mission for
discussion.
At least 2 members of the Commission feel that ACDC should express
interest in governing sign control, and actively engage in bringing about
a sensible approach to sign control, however they hesitate to specify
particular signs.
The chairman requested Mr. Gould to give thought to the matter,
and within 1 or 2 meetings present recommendations to the Commission of
how it might approach th e problem.
ADJOU RNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned
at
3:45.
Ann Butler
Recording Secretary
�CITY
ATLANTA,
HALL
GEORGIA
30303
SAMUEL INMAN COOPER, F.A.I.A., CHAIRMAN
JOSEPHS. PERRIN, VICE -CH A IRM AN
MRS. ALVIN M. FERST, SECRETARY
Ma.y
4, 1967
HARRY J, BALDWIN, A,S,L,A,
ORBIE BOSTICK, P, E.
W, L. CALLOWAY
JAMES H. DODD
JOHN C, GOULD
JULIAN HARRIS, A.I.A,
GEORGE HEERY, A. I.A,
MRS, EDITH HENDERSON, A.S.L.A,
H. K IN G MCCAIN, P, E.
J. BEN MOORE
PAUL MULDAWER, A. I.A ,
JOHN PORTMAN, A.I.A,
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
May or
City of Atlanta
Dear Mr. Mayor:
Thank you for meeting with representatives of the Civic
Disign Commission last Thursday and for your prompt response
to our request for assistance in seeking an opportunity to
review proposed housing projects of the Atlanta Housing
Authority.
Best personal regards.
Cordially yours,
LANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION
Perrin
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ATL AN TA CIVIC DESIG N COMM I SS IO N
APRIL 27, 1967
The r eg ul a r me eting of th e Atlanta Civic De sign Commission wa s h e ld Thursd ay,
April 27, a t
2 p.m., in Com mitt ee Roo m #4, City
Hall, with th e follo wing
mem b e rs pr e sent:
Jos e ph S. Pe rrin, ch a ir ma n
Jo s eph B. Browd e r
W. L. Ca lloway
S a mu e l I. Coop e r
J a me s H. Dodd
Fr a nklin M. Ga rr e tt
John C. Gould
H. Kin g McCain
Gu es ts present:
Mr. Don In gr am - Ce n t r a l Atl a n ta Pr o gr e s s , Inc.
Mrs. Ch arl e s T. Owe n - Le agu e of Wo me n Vot e rs of Atl ant a /Fulton
County
Mr. Eric Ha rkn e ss - City Pl a nnin g De p a rtme nt
Vinu tes of th e April 13 me eting wer e approved.
CHA I RMAN 'S RE PO RT:
The ch a i rman rep ort e d tha t
he a nd Mes srs. Coo pe r a nd Muld awer had me t
with May o r All e n conc e rnin g ACD C r eview o f
hou si n g pr oj e ct s in At l anta .
He
stated t hcJt the May or wa s re c e p t i ve to the id ea , and ha d wr itte n t o th::
Atlanta Hou si ng Au th ori t y r e co mmend in g s ame .
Mr. Perr in als o r ep orted tha t b y agreemen t
of mem b ers he had c ontacted
Mr. Reese Clegh orn and asked him about a n edi t orial in t h e Atlanta Journal
dealing with t h e need f o r a long-range p l a n f o r
the government center.
Mr.
Cleghorn has agreed t o do s o , a n d information has been forwarded to him.
He added that he hopes to see the article in the paper soon.
Mr. Perrin stated that ACDC action was considered helpful in defeating
plans for a proposed service station
on a small strip of property adjacent
to the South Expressway at Cleveland Avenue, and ttat the Commission should
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move forward to establish a general policy dealing with strip development.
He will che~k withthe Planning Department to determine what action should
now be taken, and report back to the Commission at the next meeting.
The chairman reported on the follo wing correspondence:
1.
Letter of 4/13 from the Department of the City Clerk, stating that
the Bo3rd of Aldermen had confirmed the appointment of Mr. Joseph B.
Browder as a member of ACDC to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Orbie
Bostick, who has resigned.
2 •
Letter of 4/13 to Mr. M. B. Satterfield, Executive Director of the
Atlanta Housing Authority, inviting AHA, and the developer and architects
of the housing project at Harw i: ll Road and Skipper Drive to submit this
proposal to ACDC for review and suggestions at the April 27 meeting.
A reply has not been received to date.
J.
Memo dated 4/18 to members of the Commission urging better atte nd a nce
at meetings.
4.
Correspondence dated 4/19 to Mr. Les Persells, AHA, from the Architectural Revie w Committee, commenting on the Rockdale Urban Renewal Proj e ct.
This report is avail a ble to members for comme nt.
s.
Letter of 4/20 to Mr. Samuel I. Coop e r, expressing the appr e ciation a nd
commendation of the members for his outstanding leadership as cha irman
of the Commission during its first year of existence.
6.
Letter of 4/20 to Mr. Tulio Pe trucci, Atlanta School of Art , s ta tin g
th a t the ACDC h as decid e d aga inst p re s e htin g a cit y sho w f or t h e Atl anta
Ar t s Fes tival i n May , but th a t it hopes to h a v e the oppor tu ni t y to try
t o proper l y fin a nc e a nd d e sign a s how fo r ne x t ye a r .
7.
Le tt e r of 4/20 to Mr. Robert F . Lyle , re draft of p r opo s e d ordinan c e
on t he p e r c entage f or the alli e d a rts .
8.
Let t er o f 4/20 to Bull & Ken ne y Arc h i t ec t s, c o mmending t hem for design
of alterations and additions to F ul ton High Sch o ol, as reviewed by the
Commi ss ion on 4/1).
9.
Correspondence dated 4 /20 t o Toombs, Amisano & Wells re "Downtown
Project" at Spring and Techwo o d Viaduct, as reviewed by ACDC on 4/lJ.
10.
Letter of 4/27 to Mr. Andrew E. Steiner congratulating him on his appointment as a member of the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Region III
Advisory Committee on Design and Planning.
11.
Copy of letter of 4/27 from Mayor Allen to Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, chairman
of the Atlanta Housing Authority, re~ommending that all housing projects
be cleared through normal channels with the AC f. C.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION
Mr. Don Ingram, Associate Director of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.,
was welcomed to the meeting.
Mr. Ingram stated that the purpose of his
organization is to help guide and coordinate any central planning in the
core of Atlanta.
He added that he was present today to let ACDC know of
CAP 1 s interests, and that many of its objectives and purposes are the same
as ACDC.
At Mr. Perrin 1 s request, Mr. Cooper related to Mr. Ingram the developments
to date toward the acquisition of a scale model of Atlanta.
Mr. Perrin stated
that if this project can get started, ACDC would certainly solicit the
sup-
port of CAP.
Mr. Gould, who was on the review committee for the Rockdale Urban
Rene wal Project, gave more informa tion on the report of the revie w , and
explained how the committee rated certain factors of the proposals.
Mr.
Perrin thanked him and other members of the committee for the job and t h e
precedent they set in treating future
jobs.
Mr. Cal l owa y brou g ht up the matt e r
of a c e ntr a l
or downto wn par k in
Atla nt a , spec i fic a lly on the pr op e rty n e ar th e Ma r r iot t Moto r Ho te l , b o unded
b y Cou r tland, Ca in, Ivy and Ellis S t re ets.
He add e d tha t sinc e this was
discuss e d b y t he Commiss ion s ome months a go, th e c ost of the property had
undoubtedly risen , and t~ t
and he feels
in a few mo nths it will probably cost much more,
the property will becom~· pr o hibitive in cost.
out that this is
It was brought
the project that Mr. Morton Rolleston had expressed interest
in when he met with the Commission on May
S, 1966.
�Mrs. Owen, who is
the Publie Relations and Publicity Chairman for the
League of Women Voters of Atlanta/Fulton County, was introduced to the members •
.She distributed copies of
certain passages therein.
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published by the League, and reviewed
Mrs. Owen stated that the League has in mind for
the Arts Festival this year a presentation pertaining to a tree ordinance,
which might be of interest to the Commission.
Mr. Perrin concurred that AC DC
is interested in supporting a tree ordinance that is substantial and will
join with the League in trying to promote same.
League's ideas for
Mrs. Owen discussed the
the presentation and upon her request, various suggestions
and comments were offered by the me mbers.
Concerning the "underground" development, Mr. Garrett, ne w chairman
of the
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Committee, stated he has looked over this are a, § nd has
summarized in his mind what is down
there.
Mr. Perrin stated he feels this
dev e lop ment has great potential, as it co u ld pr e serve a historic a l p ar t
of
t h e c i ty , enhance that pa r ticula r section, a nd at the same ti me p ro v ide
i nco me f o r p r i v ate in v estors.
of
t he t hings h i s
Mr. In g ram r ema r ke d that this proj e ct is one
organization is specifically int e r e s ted in.
Mr. Br owde r s t ated t ha t h e f e e ls some op p ositi on will be met, as many
property owners are using the property as wareh ouses and for egress and ingre s ~ ;
however it is the general eonsensus of members that
property owners in
this area will become aware of the tremendous amount of revenue this project
can render,
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at J:50 p.m.
Ann Butler
Recording Secretary
�CITY HALL
ATLANTA,
GEORG IA
30303
S AMUEL INMAN CO O P E R, F.A.I .A., C HA I RMAN
JOSEPHS . PERRIN, VI CE-C HAI R MAN
MRS. ALVIN M. FERST, SEC R E TA R Y
H ARRY J, B AL D W I N , A , S .L.A.
O R B IE BO STIC K . P . E.
W. L . C AL L OWAY
JA MES H. D OD D
JOHN C . G O U L D
J U LI A N H ARR I S , A .I .A.
RE PORT OF
GEORGE H E ERY , A .I. A .
MRS. EDITH HENDERSO N, A . S. L. A .
H . K IN G M CC A IN, P. E.
J. B EN MO OR E
ATLANTA CIVIC DES IG N CO MMISSION
P AU L MU LD AW E R . A . I. A .
JO HN P OR TM A N . A.I . A.
1.
Th e Ordin ~ nc e wa s p a ss e d cr ea ting the Atla nt a Civic Design Commis s ion
in Nove mbe r,
2.
FEBRUARY, 1966 TO MA RC H, 1967
1965.
The f o ll owi n g memb ers we r e app oint e d t o the Commis s ion b y May or All en
in J a nuar y, 196 6:
a.
Ca t eg or y of Arch i t e cture:
Pau l Mu l d awer , A . I . A .
Joh n Portman , A . I . A .
b.
( f or th ree years ).
( for two ye a rs )
Ca t e g ory of Lands c ape Ar c hite c t ur e :
Ha rry J . Baldwin , ASLA (for o ne ye ~r )
Mrs . Edith He nd e rson, AS LA ( for three years )
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Category of Painting and Scu l pt u re:
Juli a n Harris, A. I . A.
( for two y ea rs)
Jo se ph S . Perrin (for one ye ar )
d.
C~ tegory of Engin e ering :
H. Ki ng McC a in, PE (for two years)
Orbie Bostick, PE (for two years )
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Category of Planning:
J a me s H. Dodd (for one year)
Thoma s H. Roberts
f.
(for thr e e years)
Ca tegory of Historic and Architectur a l
Samu e l
Inma n Coope r, F.A.I.A.
Ge orge Hee r y , A .I.A.
g.
Tr a dition:
(for thr ee years)
(for one y ear)
Ca tegory of Lay Citiz e ns:
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst (for thr ee ye a rs)
W. L. Ca llowa y
J. Be n Moor e
3.
(for t wo yea rs)
(for one y e ar)
Organization Me e ting - F e bru a ry 9, 1966.
The me eting wa s c a lle d to ord e r by Mr. Coop e r as Acting Ch a ir ma n.
Ali me mbers we r e pr e s e nt ex cept Mr. Bostick a nd Mr. Moor e .
Hr . Coop e r s t a t e d :
a.
Th a t do wntown Atl a nta is ugl y a nd tota lly uncoo r din a t e d .
b.
Th n t down t own Atl.::i nta is gra du a ll y bu t
s t ea dily imp r ov i ng its
ap p earan c e a n d its coo r d i na tion.
c.
Th at th e p ubli c i s i nt eres t ed i n f u rther i mpr o vement, bo th in
functi o n and in aesthetics .
d.
That the purp o se and objec t ive of t h e Atlanta Civic Design Commission is to further, so far as it is able, such improvements.
e.
That the Commission has no powers,
other than r e commendation and/or
persuasion.
f.
That the Commission will work with, and will enjoy the cooperation
of, the various dep artments of the City government.
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Mr. Sam Mass e ll, Pr e sid e nt of the Boa rd of Ald e rmen, wa s pr e s e nte d.
Mr. Massell state d:
a.
That there e xists a re a l public int erest in the objectives of th e
n ew Commission.
b.
Tha t if a me nd me nts to its charte r we r e considere d a dvis a ble ,
the
Co mmission s h ould p e tition th e Bo a rd of Al de r me n a ccordingly .
c.
Tha t
the Commi ss ion c a nno t r e gu l a te ae sthe tics, but only a dvis e
a nd /or r e co mme nd.
d.
Tha t a ll meet in gs of the Commission a r e to b e op e n to th e p ublic
a nd to t he news me di a .
The follo wi ng of f i c e rs of
t he Co mmi ss ion we r e e le c te d fo r
th e
e nsu in g y e a r :
Cha i rman - - -- - --- - -------Sa mu e l
Inma n Coo per
Vi c e-Chairma n -- - ------- -Jos e ph
s.
Perri n
S e cre t a ry---- - ---------- Mr s. Alvin M. F e rst
It wa s decid e d th a t me e tings of th e Co mm i ssi o n w ould b e h e ld t wice
monthly a t th e City Ha ll.
4.
F unct i onin gs
a.
of the Commis si on:
Th e Atl an t a Ci v ic Des i g n Commission ha s met re g ul a rl y , t wice
mont hly ,
t hr ou ghout it s f irst y ea r
of
ex i s t e nc e .
I t h as met a t
2:0 0 P. ti . on the s e co nd a nd f ou rth Th u rsday of each mo n th in
Committee Room


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of the Atl a nt a City Ha ll.
Mee tings h a v e u s u al ly
laste d from thre e t o four hours.
b.
At tend a nc e a t mee tings h as not b ee n a l l tha t could ha ve been
d esired.
The Commi ss i on f i r s t es t a bli s h e d th e presence of nine
�- 4 members to constitute a quorum -- later this was reduced to eight
members
(out of a total membership of fifteen)
but several meetings
did not provide this quorum; and hence could take no official action.
c.
A number of committees were appointed throughout the year.
He re
a gain the record is spotty -- in cert a in committees active participation wa s provided, in oth e rs
(usually due to the absence of their
Chairm a n from Commission meetings) littl e activity resulted.
d.
Speakers and guests wer e invited to many of th e Commission's
meetings, and addr e ssed th e members.
Usually such presentations
wer e follo we d by questions and general discussion.
Such persons
included the follo wing, who explained to the Commission the functionings a nd objectives of the ir respective groups and/or departments,
and off e red the coop e ration of the ir organiz a tions to the Atl a nta
Civic Des i g n Co mmission.
Mr. S am Ma ss e ll
( Fe bruary 9 , 1966)
Cha i rma n, Atl a nta Boa rd of Alderme n
Mr . Tho mas T. Tuc ke r ( Ma rc h 17 , 1966)
Navy Leagu e of t h e Unit e d S t a t es
Mr. Cha rl es Mitche ll ( Ma rch 17, 1966)
S c ulp to r - Re :
F ount a in d es i gn
Mr. J erry Coffe ll ( Mar ch 1 7 , 1966 )
Planning Depar t me n t - Ci t y of Atlanta
Mr. Col l ier Gladin ( Ap ril 7 , 1966 )
Planning Departme nt - City of Atlanta
Mr. Robert D. Speer (April 21, 1966 )
Sanitary Departm e nt - City of Atlanta
Mr . Eric Harkness (April 21, 1966)
Planning Department - City of Atlanta
�- 5 Mr. Robert S. Sturgis, A.I.A. (April 21, 1966)
Mr. John A. Brown (April 21, 1966)
Candcub, Fleissig & Associates, Consult an ts
Mr. Morton Rolleston ( Ma y
5, 1966)
Mr s. Harmon Barnard ( ~ay 5, 1966)
North/Nor th we st Civic Asso ciation
Mr. Cha rl e s Hoop e r ( May 5, 1966)
Petrol e um Council of Ge orgia
Mr. Tho ma s H. Rob e rts (Jun e 2, 1966)
Ur. Gay l e L. Ha rd e r (June 2, 1966)
Atlant a Region Me tropolitan Planning Commission
f:!r. Eric Ha r knes s (Jun e 2, 1966)
Planning Depa rtme nt - City of Atla nta
Hr. Glenn E. Be nnett (Jun e 2, 1966)
Atlanta Region Me tropolit an Planning Commission
Mr. Andr ew E. S t e in e r (Jun e 2, 1966)
Robert b Co mpa ny Associate s
Mrs. Caroline J. Embry (Jun e 2, 1966)
Atla nta Women 's Chamber of Comme rc e
Mr. Cha rle s J. Robisc h (Jun e 16, 1966)
Georgi a Cha pt e r, Ameri c a n Institut e of Archit e cts
Alderman Rodn ey Cook (Jun e 16, 1966)
Atlanta Boa rd of Ald e r me n
Mr. Eric Har kn ess (July 14, 1966)
Pl a nnin g Departm e nt, City of At l a nt a
Mr. Jame s P. Hudson (July 14, 1966)
Pl a nn e rs & Engineers Colla bor a tiv e
Mr. S. J ar vis Le vison (Jul y 14, 1966)
Attorney - City of Atla nta
Mr. Gl e nn E . Bennet t ( September 8, 1966)
Executive Director - At l a nt a Reg ion Me tro pol it an Planning
Commission
Mr . J. D. Wingfi eld ( Septo mber 8, 1966)
Atlanta Region ~e tropolit an Pl anning Commission
Mr . Edgar E. Schukraf t ( September 22, 1966)
Chairman Urban Renewal Committee - West End Project
�- 6 Mr. Eric Ha rkne ss (Octob e r 27, 1966)
Pl a nning De pa rtm en t, City of Atl a nta
Mr. Fr a nk G. Etheridge
Mr. Pet e r R. Norris
(Octobe r 27, 1966)
(Octobe r 27, 1966)
Mr. Morri s A. Hall (October 27, 1966)
Hall & Nor r is, Archite cts
Mr. Ells worth Dor e sky ( Nove mbe r 10, 1966)
Community Pl a nne r - Housin g a nd Urban Deve lopme nt
Mr. Willi a m Oliver ( De c e mb e r 8, 1966)
Ge orgi a Ch a pt e r, Americ a n Ins t itute of Architects Mr. Rob e rt 1iv . Bive ns (D e c e mb er 8, 1966 )
Ex e cutive Dir e ctor - Ce ntr a l Atl a nta Pro g ress, Inc.
Mr. Eric Ha rkness (Ja nua ry 26, 1967)
Pl a nnin g Depa rtme nt - Cit y of Atl a nt a
Mr. R3y A . Nixon {Fe bru a r y 9, 1 966)
Chief Cons tru c t i on De p a rt me nt, Cit y o f At la nta
Mr. A . P. Brindley ( Fe bru a r y 9 , 1966)
Pa rks Depa rtme nt, Cit y of Atla nta
Mr . Henry Too mb s ( F e br u ary 23 , 1967)
Toombs , A,uisan o & l?e lls, Ar c hi t e cts
Mr . Cliffor d M. Cl arke ( F e br ua ry 23, 196 7 )
Ass oc iate d Industries of Ge o rgia
Hr . Collie r Gla d in ( Fe b r u a ry 2 3 , 1 96 7)
Di re ctor , Pl3nning De pa rtm e nt , Cit y of Atlanta
i~r. McKen drie Tu c ker ( March 9, 1967 )
Tuc ker & Howe ll , Archit e cts
Dr. Darwin W. Womack ( Mar ch 23, 1967 )
Dep a rt me nt of Educ a tion, City of Atlanta
Mr . Clifford A. Nahs er ( Marc h 23, 1967)
Depar t men t of Education, City of Atlanta
Mr. Marvin Kilgore ( Ma rch 23, 196 7)
Bull & Kenney, Archit~cts
Mr. R . B . Tippett ( Na re h 2 3, 196 7)
Rober t & Comp any , Architects & Engine e rs
�- 7 Mr. Vernon E. Johnson ( March 23, 1967)
Stevens & Wilkinson, Architects
Mr. Fred Bainbridge ( Warch 23, 1967)
Architect
Mr. Lew Deadmore
Architect
e.
( ¥arch 23, 1967)
The Commission enjoyed th e assistance of Mayor Allen and his staff,
particularly Mr. Landers, Mrs. Mos e s, Mrs. Price, and Mr. Nonroe.
f.
Th e Cocmission was assisted by the Board of Aldermen •
.At the
Commission's requ e st, its charter was t wice amended by this Board.
Also, ~ l,200.00 was allocated to personnel ( Mrs. Ann Butler,
Recording Secretary) and later $ 1,000.00 was allocate d to bring
one or mor e scale mod e ls to Atla nt a for pro motional purposes.
This
latter fund has not yet been drawn against.
g.
Th e Commission has, during its past y e ar of existence, sought to
orga niz e itse lf, to a cqu a int its e lf with as broa d a b a c kground a s
poss ibl e , in t er ms of At l a nt a ' s p hys ic a l
as p e c ts a nd k nown d e v el -
op me nt pl a ns for th e future, a nd to e stablish b a sic polici e s und e r
which i t would ho pe t o f unction.
5.
Pe r s on ne l
a.
of
the Co mm i ss i on :
In July , 1966 , Mr. Tho ma s H. Rob er ts wa s transf e rr ed out of Atl a nt a,
and the r efore res i g n e d fr om t he Commi s s ion.
~r.
J ohn C . Gou l d was rec o mmended t o the
in the category o f
Planning .
•ayor as his replacement
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May o r Al l e n consecuently appointed
Mr. Gould as a member, and this appointment was accepted by Vr.
Gould.
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On March 23, 1967, the follo wi ng officers of the Atlanta Civic
Design Commission were elected for the ensuing year:
As Chairman----------------- Joseph S. Perrin
As Vice-Chairman------------ Paul Muldawer
As Secretary---------------- Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst
c.
In March, 1967, the following members, some of whose earlier terms
has expired, were appointed or re-appointed to membership on the
Commission by Mayor Allen.
All have accepted these appointments.
Harry J. Baldwin
Josephs. Perrin
J a me s
A • Dodd
Franklin M. Garrett
J. Ben Moore
d.
In March, 1967, Mr. Orbie Bostick resigned fro m the Commission,
due to pressure of oth e r
matters.
No recommendation has as yet
b ee n made as to his replacement.
e.
In consequence of the above,
the personnel of the Atlanta Civic
Design Co mmi ssion is presently as follows:
(1)
Categor y of Architecture:
Paul Muldawer (two years )
John Portman, AIA (one year)
(2)
Category of Landscape Architecture:
Harry J. Baldwin, ASLA (th ree years)
Mrs. Edith Henderson, ASLA (two years)
(3)
Category of Painting and Sculpture:
Julian Harris (one year)
Joseph S. Perrin (thr e e years)
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(4)
Category of Engineering:
H. King McC a in, PE (one y e ar)
Yet to be appointe d (for thre e years)
( 5) Ca te go ry of P la n n i n g :
James A. Dodd (two y ears)
John C. Gould (two years)
(6) Category of Archit e cture~E~~istoric Tradition:
Samuel Inma n Coope r, FAI A (two y ears)
Franklin M. Garrett (three y e ars)
(7) Categ or y of La y Ci t ize ns:
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst (two years)
W• L • Ca 11 ow a y ( one ye a r )
J. Be n moore (two y ears)
(8) Executive Se cretar y :
Hr s . Ann Butle r
6.
Projects Sponsor e d by Atlanta Civic De sign Commission:
Durin g it s i ni t ia l y ear , the Co mmis sion s p onsore d, a ct ive l y or
oth erw is e , a nu mb e r of p r oje cts whic h it f e lt wo uld b e of va lue to the
City .
Th ese include d:
The Atla nt a "C ap itol Squ a r e " deve lop ment.
Be tt er d ownt own g a rb age dis p os a l.
Ac qu isiti o n of
a s c a l e mod ei of do wnto wn Atl anta .
Impr o vement, a s a pa r k , of
Streets.
Identification of
Restoration of the
th e
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u gly t ria n gle " at Spr i ng and Cain
histori c buildings .
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area.
Improved appearance of filling stations.
Acquisition of statue of Hadad (from the Smithsonian Institute).
The -~e st End Urban Ren e wal proj e ct.
Me mor i al to Dea n Ru s k.
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Demonstration Cities" program.
Mayor's progr a m to ward additional housing in Atlanta.
And othe rs.
7.
Projects revi ewe d b y the Commission:
The Commis s ion, durin g its first y e ar, a nd in a ccord a nc e with the
mandate stated in its charte r, revi ew ed the follo wing projects submitted to it:
a.
Certain City of Atl a nta schools.
b.
Certa in City of Atla nta pa rks.
c.
One bridge for the Cit y of Atlanta
d.
Certain priva te d e velopme nts, includin g :
Propos e d off ic e buildin g ad j a c e nt to S t ate Ca pi t ol.
Prop osed hi g h-rise apartme nt buildin g on Fourtee nth Stre e t
Propos e d f utur e c ampus pla n f o r Geo rg i a S t ate Coll ege.
Nu mer o us sma ll ~ r c ommer c ia l
Se v era l
mu lt i - fl oo r
ga r age s t r uc t u res .
Oth er propose d deve lo pme nt s
e.
an d/or i ndu stria l build ings.
( misc e ll a n e ou s )
The Co mm ission has a lso requeste d , and has be e n promised, a review,
in its early stages, of the major devel o pm e nt proposed by Raymond
D. Nasher on the f our blo c ks fr o n t ing o n Hu nter Street, across
from the State Cap itol Bu i lding.
8.
Rec omme ndations of the Retiring Chairma n:
a.
That the Atlanta Civic Design Commission be continued as a
functioning body.
b.
Tha t its budge t be supplemen t ed to cover the cost of the services,
for one additio n al day per week, of its Executive Secretary.
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c.
That any member of the Commission absent from more than three (3)
consecutive meetings be dropped from membership, and that a new
member be appointed in the same category to fill the vacancy so
created.
Res~t::~
SAVUEL INMAN COOPER,
Chairman
February, 1966 to March, 1967.
April 10•
1967
�CITY
ATLANTA,
HALL
GEORG IA
30303
SAMUEL INMAN COOPER , F.A.I.A., CH A IRMAN
JOSEPH S . PERRIN,
V I CE-CHAIRMAN
I
MRS. ALVIN M. FERST, SECRETAR Y
I
HARR Y J . B ALD W IN, A . S . L . A.
ORBIE B OSTICK , P. E .
W. L. CALLOWAY
JAMES H. DODD
JOHN C. GOULD
JULIAN HARR I S, A .I. A .
REPORT OF
GEORGE HEERY, A.I.A.
MRS. EDITH HENDERSON, A. S . L.A.
H. K ING MCCAIN, P. E.
J. BEN MOORE
ATLAN TA CIVIC DESIG N CO MM ISSION
PAUL MULDAWER, A . I . A .
JOHN PORTMAN, A.I.A.
1.
FEBRUARY, 1966 TO MARCH, 1967
Th e Ordin a nc e wa s p a ss e d cr ea ting th e Atlanta Civic Design Commission
in Nov e mber, 1965.
2.
The follo wing me mb e rs were appoint e d to th e Commission by Mayor All e n
in Janu a ry, 1966:
a.
Ca t e gor y of Ar ch it e cture:
Pa ul Muld awe r, A . I.A.
John Port ma n, A .I . A .
b.
(for three y e ars).
(for t wo yea rs)
Ca t e gor y of La ndscc1p e Archit e ctur e :
Ha rr y J. Ba ldwin, ASLA (for on e ye ~r)
Mrs. Edi t h He nd e r s on, AS LA (for thr ee yea rs)
c.
d.
Ca t e go ry of P a in t in g a nd Sculptur e :
J u l ia n Harr is, A .I. A .
(fo r t wo yea rs)
Jos ep h S. Perri n (fo r
on e y~ar )
c ~ t e gory of Engi n eering:
H. King McC a i n, PE ( for t wo years)
Orbi e Bostick, PE ( for · two years )
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e.
2 -
Category of Planning:
James H. Dodd (for one year)
Thoma s H. Roberts
f.
(for three y e ars)
Ca tegory of Historic and Architectural Tr a dition:
S 3muel Inm3 n Coope r, F.A.I.A.
Ge org e Hee r y , A .I.A.
g.
(for thr e e years)
(for on e ye ar)
Ca tegory of La y Citiz e ns:
Mrs. Alvin M. F e rst (for thr ee ye a rs)
W. L . Ca lloway (for t wo yea rs)
J. Be n Moore (for on e y ea r)
J.
Org a niz a tion Me eting - F e bru a ry 9, 1966.
The mee ting wa s c a ll e d to ord e r b y Mr. Coop e r a s Acting Cha ir ma n.
All me mbers we r e pr e s e nt e xc e pt Mr. Bostick a nd Mr. Moor e .
Hr . Coop er state d:
a.
Th a t do wntown At la nt a is ugly a nd tot a lly uncoo r din a t e d .
b.
Tha t down t own Atla n ta is gra du al l y bu t s t ea dily i mpr oving i t s
appearance an d its coo r d i nati on.
c.
Th at t he p ublic is i n t eres t e d i n f u r th e r i mpr o vement, bo th in
fu n cti o n and in aesthe tic s .
d.
Th at the purpose and ob j e c tive of the At l anta Civic Design Commission is to further, s o far as it is able, such improvements.
e.
That the Commission has no powers,
other thBn recommendation and/or
persuasion.
f.
That the Commission will work with, and will enjoy the cooperation
of, the various departmente of the City government.
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Mr. Sam Massell, President of the Board of Aldermen, was pres e nted.
Mr. Ma ssell stated:
a.
That there exists a real public interest in the objectives of the
new Commission.
b.
That if amendments to its charte r were considered advisable, the
Commission should petition th e Bo8rd of Aldermen accordingly.
c.
That the Commission c a nnot regulate aesthetics, but only advise
and/or recommend.
d.
That all meetings of the Commission are to be open to the public
and to the news media.
The follo wing offic e rs of the Commission we r e elected for the
en suing year:
Chairman----------------S a mu e l
Inman Cooper
Vic e -Ch airman- ----------Jos eph
s.
Perrin
Secret a ry--------------- Mrs. Alv in M. Ferst
It wa s d e cid e d that me e tings of th e Commission would be held t wice
monthly at the City Hall.
4.
Functionings of th e Commission:
a.
Th e Atlanta Civic Design Commission has met regul a rly, twice
monthly,
throughout its first yoar of ex ist e nc e .
It has me t at
2:00 P.r.1 . on th e s ec ond a nd fourth Thursd ay of each month in
Committee Roo m


4


of the Atl an t a City Hall.
Mee tings have usually
lasted from three to f our hours.
b.
Attendance at meetings has n o t been all that could have been
desired.
The Commission first established the presence of nine
�- 4 me mbers to constitute a quorum -- later this wa s reduced to e i ght
members
(out of a tot a l me mbership of fifte e n) but s evera l
meetings
did not provide this quorum, and hence could tak e no official a ction.
c.
A number of committe e s were a ppointed throughout the year.
Here
aga in th e record is spotty -- in certain committee s activ e participation was provided, in oth e rs
(usually due to th e absence of their
Chairm an from Commission meetings) little activity resulted .
d.
Speakers and g u ests we r e invited to many of the Commission's
meetings, and addressed the me mbers.
Usually such presentations
we r e follo we d by questions and general discussion.
Such persons
included the following, who explaine d to the Commission the functionings a nd obj e ctives of the ir respe ctive gr ou p s and/or de par tme nts,
and off ered the cooperation of their organizations to th e Atlanta
Civi c Des i g n Commission.
Mr. Sam Ma ssell
(F e bruary 9, 1966)
Chairman , Atl a nt a Boa rd of Alde rmen
Mr. Thomas T. Tuck er ( Mar ch 17, 1966 )
Navy League of th e Unit e d States
Mr. Char les Mi tchell ( Ma rch 17, 1966)
Sculptor - Re :
Fou ntain design
Mr . Jerry Coffell ( Ma rch 17, 1966)
Planning Department - City of At l a nta
Mr . Collier Gladi n (April 7, 1966)
Planning Departmen t - City of Atlanta
Mr. Robert D. Speer ( April 21, 1966)
Sa nitary Departm e nt - City of At l a nta
Mr. Eric Har kness ( Ap ril 21, 1966)
Planning Department - City of Atlanta
�- 5 Mr. Robert S. Sturgis, A.I. A .
( April
21, 1966)
Mr. John A . Bro wn (A p ril 21, 1966)
Candcub, Fleissig & Associ a tes, Consultants
M~. Morton Rolleston ( Ma y
5, 1966)
Mrs. Harmon Barnard ( ~ay 5, 1966)
North/ North we st Civic As sociation
Mr. Charl e s Hoop e r ( Ma y 5, 1966)
Petroleum Council of Ge orgia
Mr. Thomas H. Rob e rts
(Jun e 2,
1966)
Mr. Gay l e L. Ha rder (June 2, 1966)
Atlanta Re gion Me tropolit a n Pl a nning Commission
Mr. Eric Harkne ss (Jun e 2, 1966)
Planning Dep a rtme nt - City of Atlanta
!·fr. Glenn E. Be nnett (Jun e 2, 1966)
Atlanta Re gion Metropolitan Pl a nning Commission
Mr. Andre w E. S t e in e r (Jun e 2,
Robert & Co mp a n y Associ a t e s
1966)
Mrs. Caroline J. Embry (Jun e 2, 1966)
Atla nt a Women's Ch a mb e r of Comme rc e
Mr. Ch a rles J. Robisch (Jun e 16, 1966)
Ge orgi a Cha pt e r, Ame ric a n Institut e of Archit e cts
Ald e r ma n Rodn ey Cook (Jun e 16,
Atl a nta Boa rd of Ald e r me n
1966)
Mr. Eric Har kn e s s (July 14, 1966)
P l a nnin g Depa rt me nt, City of Atlant a
Mr . J ame s P. Hud s o n (Jul y 14, 1 966)
P l a n n e rs & En g in e e r s Colla bo r a ti ve
Mr. S. J a r v i s Le vi son (Jul y 14,
Att o rne y - Ci ty of Atl3 nt a
1966 )
Mr . Gl en n E . Be nn e t t ( S e ptember 8, 1966)
Ex e c u ti ve Di r e c tor - Atl ant a Regi o n Metropolitan Pl a nning
Commis s ion
Mr . J. D. \V ingf i e ld ( Se pt ri mber 8, 1966 )
Atla nta Re gion ~e tropolit an Pl an ning Co mm issio n
Mr . Edg a r E. S chukr a ft ( S ep t em be r 22 , 1966)
Chairma n Ur b a n Re n ewa l Co mm i t t ee - ~ e st End Pro j ect
�- 6 Nr. Eric Harkness (October 27, 1966)
Planning De partm en t, City of Atl a nta
Mr. Frank G. Etheridge (October 27, 1966)
Mr. Peter R. Norris
(October 27, 1966)
Mr. Morris A. Hall (October 27, 1966)
Hall & Norris, Archite cts
Mr. Ellsworth Dor es ky (November 10, 1966)
Community Pl a nner - Housing a nd Urban Dev e lopment
Mr. 1,.' illi am Oliver ( De cember 8, 1966)
Georgia Chapt e r, Ame ric a n Institute of Ar chitects
Mr. Robert W. Bivens (D e c e mber 8 , 1966)
Executive Dir e ctor - Ce ntr a l Atl a nta Pro g ress, Inc.
Mr. Eric Harkness (Janua ry 26, 1967)
Planning Dep a rtment - City of Atl a nta
Mr. Ray A . Nixon (F ebr u a ry 9, 1966)
Chi e f Construction De partme nt, City of Atlan t a
Mr. A. P. Brindley (F e bru ary 9, 1966)
Parks De partment, City of Atlan ta
Mr . Henry Toombs (F e bru a ry 23, 1967)
Toombs, Aillis a no & q e lls, Architects
Mr . Clifford H . Clarke ( F e bruary 23, 1967)
As soci a t e d Industri es of Georgia
Hr. Collie r Gladin ( Fe bru.a ry 23, 1967)
Director , Pl3 nning De pa rtme nt, Cit y of
Atlanta
I1Hr. ~fcKe ndrie Tucker ( Ma rch 9, 1967)
Tuck e r ~ Howe ll, Ar chit e cts
Dr. Darwin w. Womack ( Ma rch 23, 1967)
Departm e nt of Educ a tion, City of Atl anta
Mr . Clifford A. Na hs e r ( Ma rch 23 , 1967)
De p a rtme nt of Education, City of Atlanta
Mr . Marv in Kilgore (Marc h 23, 1967)
Bull & Kenney, Archi t ects
Mr • R • B • Ti pp e t t ( lit a r c h 2 3 , 1 96 7)
Robert & Comp a ny, Archi t ec ts & Engine e rs
�- 7 Mr. Vernon E. Johnson ( March 23, 1967)
Stevens & Wilkinson, Architects
Mr. Fred Bainbridge ( Warch 23, 1967)
Architect
Mr. Lew Deadmore (Il arch 23, 1967)
Architect
e.
The Commission enjoyed th e assistance of J,R ayor All e n and his staff,
particularly Mr. Landers, Mrs. Mos es , Mrs. Price, and Mr. Nonroe.
f.
The Conmission was assisted by the Board of Aldermen.
At the
Commission's requ e st, its charter wa s t wice amended by this Board.
Also, o l,200.00 wa s a llocate d to personne l
( ~~rs. Ann Butler,
Recording Secretary) and later $ 1,000.00 was allocated to bring
one or mor e scale models to Atlanta for promotional purposes.
This
latter fund has not yet be e n dra wn against.
g.
Th e Co mm ission ha s, during its past yea r of ex istence, sought to
organiz e its e lf, to a cqu ai nt its elf with a s broad a background as
possible, in t e rms of Atl a nta's physic a l aspe cts and kno wn d e v elo pment plans for th e future, and to establish b a sic policies und er
whi ch it would hop e to function.
5.
Personnel of the Commission:
a.
In July, 1966, Mr . Thomas H. Roberts was transf erred out of Atl a nt a,
and therefore resigned from the Co mm ission.
fr. r •
John C • Gou 1 d
wa s
re c o mm e n de d to t he
in the category of Planni n g .
r,ray or
a s h is re p 1 a c e me n t
May o r Allen cons e cuently appointed
Mr . Gould a s a member, a nd this appo i ntment was accepted
Gould.
by
Mr.
�- 8 b.
On March 23, 1967, the follo wing officers of the Atlanta Civic
Design Commission were elected for the e nsuing year:
As Chairma n----------------- Joseph S. Perrin
As Vice-Chairman------------ Paul Huldawer
As Secretary---------------- Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst
c.
In March, 1967, the follo wing members, some of whose earlier terms
has expired, we r e appointed or r e -appointed to membership on the
Commission by Mayor Allen.
All have accepted these appo~ntments.
Harry J. Ba ldwi n
Joseph .S. Perrin
James A. Dodd
Franklin M. Garrett
J. Ben l\f oore
d.
In March, 1967, Mr. Orbi e Bostick resigned fro m the Co mmiss ion,
due to pressure of oth e r
matt e rs.
No recommendation has as yet
b e en made as to his r e placement.
e.
In consequence of the ab ove, th e personnel of the Atlanta Civic
De sign Co mm ission is pr e sentl y as follo ws:
(l)
Category of Ar chit e cture:
Paul Muldawer (two years )
Joh n Portman, AIA (on e year )
(2 )
Category of Landscape Arch itecture:
Harry J. Baldwin, ASLA (t hree y e ars)
Mrs. Edith Henderson, ASL A (t wo years)
(3)
Category of Painting and Sculpture:
Julian Ha r r is (one year)
Jose ph s . Perrin (th re e ye ars)
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(4)
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Category of Engineering:
H. King McCain, PE (one year)
Yet to be appointed (for three years)
(S) Category of Planning:
James A. Dodd (two years)
John C. Gould (two years)
(6) Category of Architecture~E143.215.248.55storic Tradition:
Samuel Inma n Cooper, FAIA (two years)
Franklin M• . Garrett (three years)
(7) Categor y of Lay Citizens:
Mrs • . Alvin M• . Ferst (two years)
W• L • Ca 11 ow a y ( one ye a r )
J. Be n moore (two years)
(8) Executive Secretary:
lrrs . Ann Butler
6.
Projects Sponsored by Atlanta Civic Design Commission:
During its initial year, the Commission sponsored, a cti vely or
oth erwise, a number of projects whi ch it felt wo uld be of value to the
City.
These included:
The Atlanta "Capitol Square" development.
Better downtown garbage disposal.
Acquisition of a scale mod e l
·
of down to wn Atl a nta.
Improvement, as a park, of the "u gly triangle" at Spring and Cain
Streets.
Id e ntific a tion of historic buildings.
Re s t or a ti on o f t h e
II
t e r mi nus
II
ar ea •
Improved appearance of fillin g stations.
Acquisi t i on of sta tue
of
Ha d a d
( fr o m the S mi ths on i an Institu te).
The :11est End Urban Renewal project.
Memorial to Dean Ru sk .
�- 10 Inclusion of Atlanta in Federal "Demonstration Cities" program.
Mayor's program to ward additional housing in Atlanta~
And others.
7.
Projects reviewed by the Commission:
The Commission, during its first year, and in accordance with the
mandate stated in its charter, reviewed the following projects submitted to it:
a.
Certain City of Atlanta schools.
b.
Certain City of Atlanta parks.
c.
One bridge for the City of Atlanta
d.
Certain private developments, including:
Proposed office building adjacent to State Ca pitol.
Proposed high-rise apartment building on Fourte e nth Street
Proposed future campus pl a n for Ge orgia State College.
Numerous small ~ r com me rcial and/or industrial buildings.
Several multi-f loor garage structures.
Oth er proposed developments
e.
( misc e llan e ous)
Th e Co mm ission has a lso requested, an d has be e n pro mi sed, a review,
in its early stages, of the ma jor dev e lop me nt proposed by Raymond
D. Nasher on the four bloc ks fron ting on Hunter Street, across
from the State Capit ol Building.
8.
Recommendations of the Retiring Ch airman:
a.
That the Atlanta Civic Design Commission be continued as a
functioning body.
b.
That its budget be supplemented to cover the cost of the services,
for one additional day per week,
of its Executive Secretary.
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c.
That any member of the Commission absent from more than three (3)
consecutive meetings be dropped from membership, and that a new
member be appointed in the same category to fill the vacancy so
created.
Respe~lly 1 sf~itted,


t/4-14~


SAMUEL INMAN COOPER,
Chairman
February, 1966 to March, 1967.
April 10, 1967
�MI HUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN CO VPISSION
MAY 11; 1967
Th e r e gul a r meeting of the Atla nta Civic De sign Commission wa s h e ld Thur s d ay
Va y 11, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room


4,


City Hall, with the follo wing
mem b e rs pre s ent:
Joseph S. Pe rrin, ch ~i r ma n
Pa ul Muld awe r, Vic e -Ch a ir ma n
Mrs. Alvin M. Forst, S e creta ry
Joseph B. Browd e r
W. L. Ca lloway
Fr a nklin M. Ga rr e tt
Mrs. Edith Hend e rson
J. Be n ~ oore
G~ e sts pr e sent:
Mr s
Mr s
Mr.
Mr.
Dr.
. Ivan All e n, III - Atl an t a Junio r Lea gu e
. Aberna thy - At la nta Junior Le a gu e
John E. Dugge r - Br a dbury & Associate s
Ron E. Mitc he ll, Jr. - Br a dbury & Associate s
Paul Brown - Ce ntr a l P r e, ·b y t e ri a n Church
Mi nutes of t h e Apr i l
27 mee t i n g we r e a p p rove d.
CH~IRMAN ' S REP ORT:
Mr. Pe rrin sta t e d th a t h0 h a d visite d
with Eric Ha rkn e s s in the
City P l a n ni n g Dep a rt me nt, and wa s s h own a pla n th ey a r e wo r ki ng on whi ch
includes the Te c hw o od Proj ec t, Ri ch' s a rea, Gove rn me n t
Co nter , Peac h tre e
Center a nd Park P l a c e Devel op me nt, an d that Plan nin g wi l l n o w b e work i ng
on a con cept design f or
tho se area s.
Mr . Ha rkness ho pes t o ca l l
a meet in g
of th e int ere s t ed parti e s to e xplor e s o me problems a nd pr o spe c ts o f continuing developme nt of those areas around t he Ci t y .
A letter dat e d May 3 was rec e ive d from t he Atlanta Housing Authority seeking review o f
Redeve loper ' s Proposals for
Urban Redevelopment Area .
th e Univers ity Center
Messrs . Bal dwin and Calloway had reviewed 6 of
the 7 projects, and Mr. Perri n r eviewe d the remaining proposal th a t same
da y , and he related to the Commission his report of same.
sta t e d tha t
Mr. Perrin
h e hop e s to ha ve lles srs. Baldwin~ Ca llowa y •s writte n r e port
within a few days, so that the y may b e forwarded to AHA.
�- 2 A letter dated Hay
4
was received from Mr. Ernest Davis, State
Auditor, conc e rning an overall development plan for the government cent e r.
Also in this r e gard, Mr.
Perrin commented on the April 28 e ditorial in
th e Atlanta Journal written by Mr. Re~se Cleghorn.
Mr.
Perrin stated that he had received a call from Alderman Hugh
Pierce, who stated he will support the Tree Ordinance, and also voiced his
concern about old elm trees near the Atlanta Stadium overgrowing the sidewalk.
This matter will be brought up for action at the n e xt Commission
meeting.
A letter has also been receive d from Mrs. Raymond M. Finney,
s e cretary of the Collier Hills Civic Association,
Ordin a nce, a s submitted to the
urging passage of the Tree
Planning and Deve lopme nt Committee by the
City Planning Departme nt.
Mr. Pe rrin made the motion that a resolution stating ACDC support
of
th e Tr ee Ordinance be written a nd forwarded to the Planning and Dev e lop-
me nt Co mmittee and to the
Pl a nnin g De p a rtment.
Also in this r e gard, Mr. Bro wd e r,
Vice-President of Georgia Pow e r
Co mpa n y , requested th at it g o on r e cord th a t
Tr ee Ordinanc e, but th a t
or Mr.
t he Po we r
Company is for th e
on occasion it is forc e d to "butcher" tr ee s.
aske d if th e Commission ha s
Power in this regard.
The motion carried.
got th e feelin g s
of Southe rn Bell and
Mr. Per rin s ug ,:~ e sted tha t
He
Ge orgia
he sp ea k with Mr. Gla din
Harkness.
VICE-CHAIR¥AN 1 S RtP ORT
Mr. Muldawer rep or ted that thi s
l a st w~ek he rece ived an inv i tat i on
from the Metropolitan Plannin g Co mm ission to join a
area for the Junior League
tour of t he underground
to see t he potenti al of th e "Terminus" area and
�- 3 to perhaps consider this as a sort of project for them.
After the toor,
Mr. Muldawer had contacted Sam Massell and was advised to seek the support
of th e Chamber
of Cdmmerce:
Mr. Perrin sug gested th a t he also contact Mr.
Don Ingram of Central Atlanta Progress, Mr. Rich or Mr. Neeley of Rich's,
and the Convention Bureau, and to ask oth e r appropriate organizations in the
city to write letters in support of this project to th e Chamber.
Mr. Perrin stated that he has contacted Mr.
Ray Moore, who is
intere s ted in givin g ne ws coverag e to n ew s worth y Civic Design Commission
project and activities.
Th e chairman furth e r suggested that as concret e plans are made
relating to the promotion of the "Te rminus" area or other developments, to
l e t him know of same so that h e can set up ne ws coverage with
'f,rqB.
GE OR GI A PLAZA DEVELOP MEN T
Messrs. Dugger and Mitchell of Bradbur y & As socia tes, made a
~ omp r e hensi v e r e vie w of th e plans for the Georgia P l a z a Develop me nt.
Slides of the project were s h own, follo wed by qu es tions and comme nts from
t h e Co mmi ssion.
Dr.
Paul Bro wn, ch a irm a n of th e Building Committee fo r
the Ce ntral
Pres b y t e r ian Church, als o made a pr e s en t a tion of co n cern of th e Chu r ch
re la ting to c e rt a i n aspe c ts of
th e De ve lo p men t
a s it re l ate s to th e parki n g ,
ingres s an d egre s s .
The chairman requ e s t ed Mrs .
review,
Hend ers on to d raft a r e port of this
to be f o r wa rded t o Br a dbury and Ass o ci a tes~
�r
- 4 GE NERAL DISCUSSION
Mr. Mulda wer stated his concern about the Parks Committee of the
Bo a rd of Aldermen voting down the proposed bicycle trail in the Colli e r Hills
a r e a, and said
he would like this matter to be studied and reop e ned.
Mr.
Perrin stated he fe e ls we should get the reaction of the entire Commission
and a1scuss the matter with Eric Harkness befor e we make a move to reopen
th e issue.
It was decided that this matter will be taken up at the next
meeting.
ADJOURN MENT
There being no further busine s s, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30
Ann Butler
Re cording Secretary
�pril 20 , 1967
Mr. S muel I. Coop r, F , A. I . A.
501 Henry Grady Bui ldin g
Atlan ta, 0 orgia 30303
De r
S m:
Each ember of the Atlanta Civic Desien Commissi on joins
with me in expr ssing to you our eincer and genuine
appreciation for the outstanding 1 der~hip and dir ction
that you gave to our gr oup during it fir t y ar of exist nee . Your outstanding s rvic and devotion, together
with your perception of purpos , c rtainly h s
tablish d
a preeed nt tow rd
ehi v m nt that will continue to b
f l t in th y ar
head. Thi lead r hip I m sur
ill
continue to b felt not only by th1 prec dsnt , but by your
continuing pa rticipation nd influeno
in the aff irs of
the Commission .
oh
ber of the Commission ould not only
I know th t
want me to
th e sentim nt on an offic1:.l basis,
but t hat thy sh
y f eling that having th opportunity
to work with you
nd rewarding exp ri nc on th
per on.l 1 v 1 a
Your r port recently ub itt d to
th Co 1
ion covering th !unction of the Com is ion
F bruary, 1966, to March, 1967, i
a ple t
ti ony of
th qual1t7 of leader hip which yo u gav to our city in the
capacity of Co
1
ion c ha ir an.
�! r. S muel I. Coop r
Page 2
pr il 20, 196 7
On the more personal side, please ccept my th nks for
all th~t you have done s o f r this y ar to giv g uidance
and assistance to me in my new role on the Commission.
I extend to yo u the hope that th ye rahed will b
filltl d with the richest of blessings.
Cordially yours,
ATLA NTA CIVIC DESIGN COM ISSIO N
Jos ph s . Perrin
Chairman
JSP: .ab
cc May or Iv n Al n, Jr. /
oc Vic - yor Sam Mas ell,
Jr.
�pril lJ , 1967
r . M. B. Satt rfield , xec . Dire c tor
Atl nt Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atl~nta , G orgi 30303
Dea r Mr . Satterf1 ld t
The Atl nta Civi c D sin Cowni
b7 the
Board of
ayor of Atl nta and th
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�HI NU TES
ATL~NTA CIVIC DESIGN CO HEISS10N
AP RI L 1 J , 19 6 7
Th e regular me e ting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursday,
Apr i 1 1 J , a t
2 p •m• ,
in C om mi t tee Ro om


4,


Ci t y Ha 11 , w i th
th e f o 11 o win g
mempers present:
Joseph S. Perrin, Chairman
Paul Muldawer, Vice-Chairm a n
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, S e cretary
Harry J. Baldwin
Samu e l I. Cooper
Franklin M. Garrett
John C. Gould
Mrs. Edith Henderson
J. Ben Moore
Gu e sts present:
Mr. Frank J. Bull, Bull & Ke nn ey Architects
Mrs. Silve r, (Student Reporte r) Ge orgia State College
Minutes of the March
23 meeting we re approved.
CHAIR.MA N'S RE PORT:
Hr. Pe rrin reporte d on the follo wing corr esp ondencE-:
1.
Lett e r of J/27 from Mr. Richard H. Rich, Rich's, Inc., thanking ACDC
for its commen d at ion of Rich's 100th anniversary c e lebr at ion;
2.
Mem o dated J/Jl to the Atlanta Board of Aldermen, reques ting denial of
petit ion for zonin g ch a ng e for property loc ate d in front of the Old
South Mot el on th e S outh Expre ss way at Cle v e land Av e nue, pending an
investig a tion of th e potential best utilitization of such strip developmE.:n ts.
J.
Letter of 4/5 fro m Mr . Rob er t H. Jon e s, Presiden t of Ol d South Mot e l,
thanking ACDC for a bove mention ed mem o to the Boar d of Aldermen.
Mr .
Jon es add e d that th e petition was defeated.
4.
Let ter of 4/ 6 to Mr. Lest er H. Pe rsells, At l a nta Housing Authority, re
re view of pro pas a ls for the Rockdale Urb a n Re d e ve la pme nt Area .
5.
Letter of 4/6 to Mr. Robert F. J:,y l e , att or ney, r e dr af t of ordin,::inc e
for presentation to the Board. of Aldermen dealing with a percentage for
the allied arts •
6.
Letter of 4/6 from Mr. James B~ Pil cher, City Attorney's Office, re
pres e rvation of sit e s and struct.ul'es of historical or architectural
v a 1 u e i n A t la n ta •
�- 2 ~e tters dated 4/6 to Dr. Wm. M. Suttle s, Georgia State Coll e ge; a nd Mr.
-J a me s H. Finch, Finch, Ale x a nd er, Barne s, Rothschild & Paschal, r e qu e st~n g d e sign coordination for v a rious co mplex e s being d e v e loped contiguously
. ~ round th e central city.
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Memos dated 4/13 to Ern e st Da vi s , State Auditor; Ea rl Land e rs, Admin -.
As s t. to Ma y or All e n; and Alan Ki e pp e r, Fulton County Manager; r e design
c o ordination for va rious com p lex e s.
7.
8.
9.
Le tt e r of 4/13 to Mayor Iva n Alle n, r e que sting that Mr. Jos ep h B . Brow d e r,
Vic e -Pr e sid e nt of Ge orgia Powe r Co mpan y , b e appointed to th e Co mmission


t o r ep l a c e Mr. Orbie Bostick, who ha s r e sign e d.


Th e cha ir ma n a dd e d tha t h8 h as r e c e iv e d no re p l y to l e tter of Ap ril 6
wr it t e n to Mr. Hu gh Thomp s on o f the C&.'3 Ba nk, i nvi ting hi m to meet with the
Co mmission tod a y r e "Te r minus II d e v e lopme nt.
Mr. Mulda wer sta ted that h e
h aS' .h eard th a t Mr. Tho mp s on is no lon g er with the bank.
VI CE~ CHA I R.M AN I S REP OR T:
¥r . Mul dawe r r ep ort ed on the r eview of
Ro ckda l e
Urb an Re d e v e lopme nt Ar ea .
o n Tµesday , Apri l
rede v e lo pe r ' s propo sals fo r th e
He sta t e d th a t
he
11 , and a lso thi s morn in g , and th a t
Gotq.. d! were presently a t
... .. '.
Muldawer added that the
had a tt e nd e d t he r e view
Messrs. Ba ld win a nd
the r e v iew a n d woul d b e at th e mee t i n g l ate r .
d ocuments are s till o n exhibi t
Mr •
at t he Atlanta Ho us i ng
Au~(iority, and everyone is welco me to g o and l o ok at them.
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Mr . Mulda wer als o brought up the matter of a public housing project a t
Har.yell Road and Skipper Driv e .
Upon Mr. Perrin ' s sug ge stion, Mr. Muld awer
a n d Mrs. Fer st drafted a letter to Mr.
M. B. Satterfield, Executive Director
of A~A, inviting him, the dev e lop er a nd ar chit e cts to submit thi s proposal
to :t,he Commission for review and suggestions at the A pri 1 2 7 meeting.
The
letter was written and forwarded to Mr. Satterfield that afternoon.
j\long this same line, Mr. Coopc, r
WcU
requested by the chairman to review
the ACDC ordinance and give thought t,o the feasibility of requ0s ting additional authority from the Board of Aldermen :in reviewing public housing projects.
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- 3 Mr. Coope r was urg e d to pr e sent recomme ndations to the
Co mmission at the
ne x t meeting, if possibl e .
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· An appointme nt was ma d e for Me ssrs. Coope r, Perrin, Muldawer and Mrs.
F e rst to mee t with Mayor All e n on Thursd ay, April 27 at 10:00 a . m., r e l a tive
to ~ ousing developme nt.
ARC SI TECTURA L REVIE WS
\ Mr. Bull, of Bull & Ke nn ey Archi t e cts , pr e s e nt e d pla n s for a dditions
and re nova tio ns to Fulton High Schoo 1 on Jon e sboro Road.
to ~a pprov e these pl a n s wa s p a ss e d.
Mr. Pe rrin e xpr e ss e d the appr e cia tion
of -.t h e mem b e rs to Mr. Bull f or th e pr o mp t
~u l l
&
Ke nne y for a fin e
Mr. Moore 's mo ti on
pre s e nta t i on , and a l s o co mme nd e d
job.



The Co mmissi o n als o revi ew e d p l a ns




of the
"Downtown Pr oj e ct" a t S p ri n g
and _. Te chwood Vi a duct, by Toomb s, Amisa no & Wel ls, Ar chite c t s~
of ; ACD C recomme ndati ons
A r e por t
on thi s projec t was pr e p a r e d a n d wi ll b e forwar d e d
to the a rchite cts.
CO MM ITTEE REPORTS
Th e r e b e in g no co mm ittee reports, Mr. P e rrin stated ho will wr i t e
no t fces to various memb e r s s tr es sing th e importanc e of a t te nd a nc e and
·,
projects in wh ich they are in vo lvec .
OLD BU"INEc:S:
Members agreed to postpone until nex t year plans for ci t y show in conjun~tion with the Arts Festival in Piedmont Park.
�- 4 Mr. Cooper stated that he has prepared a general report to the Mayor
on what the Commission did last year under his chairmanship.
ADJOURNM~NT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:30
Ann Butler
Recording Secretary
�April 3, 1967
M-r. John Thoma, on
Nelson, Norvell, Wil on & Thoma on
Tenth Float Lincoln Americ n Tower
60 North
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Memphis, Tenn _ . e 3.8103
Dear Mr. Th ma. n:
not bav an Art
ery
aeti
Sine r ly yours,.
Ivan Allen, Jr.
yor
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Encl aure
�ROBERT M . NELSON
FERBER
5.
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J. WOODROW NORVELL
FRED P . WILSON
JOHN
J. THOMASON
A LBERT T. McRAE
TELEPHONE 525-5471
FRED E. IVY, JR .
LAW FIRM OF
RALPH W . FARMER
JAM ES P. SM 1TH
BUFORD E . WELLS,JR .
NELSON, NORVELL , WILSON AND THOMASON
CHARLES A. SEVIER
GEORGE
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AREA CODE 901
PETKOFF
TENTH FLOOR LINCOLN AMERICAN TOWER
60 NORTH MAIN STREET
J AM ES W. CLAY
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
38103
March 30, 1967
Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
I am writing with regard to the relationship of an
arts council in your city to the general city governmental
authority, and the responsibilities and powers of the council
itself.
The undersigned is a member of the Art Commission of
the City of Memphis, Tennessee. At the present time the
duties and responsibilities of this commission relate only
to the City Art Academy. The citizens of Memphis have
recently voted to change the form of government of this city
from a commission form to a mayor-council :furm. It is the
opinion of many that this would be an appropriate time for
the Art Commission to be reorganized so that its respons ibilities and powers relate to all cultural and artistic activities
in the city.
We are writing to you and to the chief executives of
other large American cities to ascertain if you have an arts
council or commission in your city, what its functions and
responsibilities are, under what sort of ordinance it operates,
and whether you consider its operation in your community to
have been successful.
We should grea~ ly appreciate any suggestions, information or assistance you can give us.
ohn Thomason, Member
e mph i s Art Commission
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Mar c h 2 3, 1 96 7
Hon. W. A. Math i s , Chai r man
May o rs Co mm i ttee for Rev i ta li zing
Downt own Athens
Mathis Constructi on Company
P. 0 . Box 1 707
Athens , Ge or gi a
Dea r
Bi l l :
Thank you for y o ur most generous remarks abou t o ur Atlanta Civic
Design Commission and for your comments about my effo r t s here in
Atlanta.
We are proud of t he Commission and the work they are
doing to help the ci ty i n co ordinating our p lann in g and architectura l
development.
The Commission's p owers are l arge l y t h ose of persuasi o n .
We believe this is the soundest way to achieve meaning f ul goals in the
growth of our city.
I .m includin g with this note a copy of th e ordinance creating the
Commission •. It outlines in detail the duties and responsibilit j es ,
of this body.
I believe this will tell you wha t you want to know abo ut
the Commission, but I am sure that y ou would be most welcome if you
would care to a ttend a meeting of the Commission.
It meets on every
second and fourtn Thursday at 2 p .m., in Committee Room #4 here in
City Hall.
You might wish to drop its chairman, Joe Perr i n , . note.
He cert.inly coo ld give you further details about what their current
.c tivities . re.
Best wishes for continu.tion of your outstanding efforts in our
sister city of Athens.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Encl
�MI NUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN CO MM ISSION
MAR CH 23, 1967
Th e regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic De sign Commission was held Thursd ay ,
Ma rch 23, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room


4,


City Hall, with the follo wing
me mbers present:
Jo se ph S. Pe rrin, Cha irm a n
Pa ul Muld awe r, Vic e -Ch a irman
Harry J. Baldwin
W. L. Ca lloway
Samue l I. Cooper
J a mes H. Dodd
Franklin M. Garr et t
Julian Harris
Mrs. Edith Henderson
H. King McCain
Gu es ts present:
Eric Ha rkn e ss, City Planning De pt.
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Dana Palmer ,
n
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Minute s of th e Ma rch 9 meeting were ap proved.
CHAIRMAN 1 S REPORT
Mr. Pe rrin announced th a t
a l e tt e r h as b ee n sent to Rich's commen ding
them on their 100th annive rs a ry.
Nr . Perri n read l e tt e r date d Ma rch 9 from Raymon d D. Nasher, in r e ply
to Mr. Coop e r's lett e r
of F e b. 23, with refer e nce to t he pr opos ed ~ 200
million Pa rk Pla c e Deve lopme nt ov e r Georg i a Railroad Air Rights.
point e d out th e f ac t
build on a p l aza ,
ment.
tha t
Mr . Perrin
th e Georgi a S t ate Coll ege Campus, whi ch will a l s o
or pla tform, will be i mp l eme nte d adjacent to this d e v e lop-
Ho a sked if membe rs f e el ACDC may suggest to th e Na sher firm coordi-
nati on between their plaza conc e pt a nd th a t
College Plaza.
of th e proposed Georgia State
With concurr e nce of members , Mr. Harris requ e sted such letters
be wri tten to the Nasher Firm and to Ge orgia State
(with copy of same to
Messrs . Ernest Davis, Alan Kiepper, Dan Sweat, a nd a rchitects).
At this point, Mr. Muld awer brought out the ne e d for a master plan for
thB Central Business District, because of th e developments
of tre Pc:irk Place
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Deve lopment, Capital Square Development, "Demonstration Cities" De v e lopme nt,
the Air Rights Development, and the Pea chtree Center Deve lopment, a mong
others.
The Chairman n e xt r e ad letter dr a ft to be sent to Mr. Hugh Thompson of
the C&S Bank, pending a pproval of me mb e rs, inviting him to me e t with the
Commission on April 13 re the "Terminus" development.
Letter was approved
as written.
VICE-C HA I RMAN 'S REPORT
Mr. Mulda wer r e port e d tha t th e Commission has be e n asked b y the Atlanta
Housin g Authority to r e vi ew , or s e nd a d e leg a tion to h e l~ r e vi ew the Rockd a l e
Urb a n Re n ewa l
Muldawe r
Proj e ct.
Mr. Ba ldwin a nd Mr. CJ lloway wi l l a cco mp a ny Mr.
to this revi ew , which wi l l be in about t wo we e ks, and a l l me mber s
we r e ur ge d to g o if po s sible .
Memb e r s wi l l b e conta ct e d wh e n the ti me i s
d e t e r mi n ed .
Mr. Muld awe r a l s o r e ported t ha t
about a symp o sium to se t
groups of people .
approach one o f
u p a link of
He f ee ls tha t
l a st year the Commi s sion h ad ta l ke d
c ommunica t i on between ACDC and many
the t ool by which this can be done is to
th e TV s t a t i on s and talk to them ab ou t a reg u lar TV program
which would present the work the Commission is doing.
from members.
He asked for opinions
Following a short discussion, Messrs. Muldawer a nd Perrin
were authorized to approach the determined station and set up a schedule for
a regular program.
�- 3 REPORTS OF COM~ITTEES
Mr. Perrin stated that he feels the most important work the Commi ssion
can do must be done by committees, and urged each committee for active
p a rticipation, and furth e r r e qu e st ed tha t e ach committe e bring a progre ss
report, where appropriate, on its a ctiviti es , on a bi-we ek ly basis.
He
added that he will establish 2 more committees today.
Committee (a)
Mr. Muld awer, ch airma n, r e ported th at no new projects were submitted
for review.
He stated th a t he has been hearing from proj e cts that the Civic
De sign Commission has reviewed, and he f ee ls they are having an impact on
the ar chite ctural offices around the city.
Mr. Harris brought out that there are many examp l es in Atlant a where
business firms and co mpanies ha ve done exce llent jobs of siting and l a ndscap in g , a nd he sugg es ted the possibility tha t
p er h aps onc e a mon th the
Commis sion could have a picture of a project i t commends in the paper, with
a co mp limen tary article.
Mr . Perrin stated he thin ks thi s is a worthwhil e thing, a nd suggested
tha t
it be brought up at a l a ter meeting.
Committee on% for Arts
Mr. Perrin reported tha t this committee has previously submitted a
report of its recommendations, and he has contacted Mr. Robert Lyle, attorney,
who will draft a proposed ordinance for ACDC approval, to be presented to
the Board of Aldermen.
2 or J meetings.
He added he expects to receive the draft within
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Urban Beautification Committee

Mr. Harris, chairman, r e ported his committee has met with Eric Harkness
re the "Demonstration Ci ti e s" project ih the Grant Park area, and will
continue to cooperate in every way possible,
Upon the requ e st of Mr. Harris, Mr~ Franklin Garrett was added to this
committee.
"Terminus" Committee
Mr. Mulda wer, chairman, stated that he f e e ls this
"under c i ty 11 develop-
ment can best be impleme nted by inviting an important deleg ation from C&S
Bank, 1st National Bank, Coca Cola Compan y , and Rich's,
to an informal
lunch e on for an exchange of ideas.
Mr. Mulda wer furth e r
added that he would like to remain on this commit t,ee ,
but have Mr . Garrett serve a s ch a irman.
Mr. Garrett accepted the chairma n-
ship.
Co mmi ttee on Sc a l e Mod e l
Mr . Perr in r e por t e d th a t un der Mr . Coop er ' s lead e rsh i p $ 1000 ha s b een
acqui r ed fr om the City t o s hip a samp l e mod e l
in San Francisco and Wilmington , Deleware.
to Atl an ta f r o m mod el maker s
It was b rought out that the San
Francisco model is not available, b ut t he Commissi o n can pursue the one in
Wilmington.
Mr. Harris asked if perhaps the Co mmission should advertise
for samples from local model makers.
Mr. Perrin stated that since Mr. Portman is chairman of this committee,
he would contact him and hopefully report at the next meeting.
�- 5 Committee on Proposed Dinne~
Mr. Perrin stated he will contaet Mr. Portman, chairman, by phon e
for information in this regard, and will proce e d on the guest list.
Committee on Historic Sites and Structures
Mr. Baldwin, chairma n, stated he had no r e port, but added the AC DC
ordinance states that it is the responsibility of this Commission that it
keep some kind of record of historic sites, and expressed his delight that
Mr. Garrett, who is ch a irma n of th e Historical Society, has
joine d us, as
he h a s b a ckground in this.
Mr. Garrett said h e is sure h e c a n be helpful in identifying historical
site s , as he has studi e d the background of the city, or he could look i t up.
"Communication" Committe e.
I t was r e porte d th a t Mr s. F e rst, has begun a list of important civic
g roups a nd ga rd en clubs.
GE ~ER AL DIS CUSS ION
Y.r . Pe rr i n e x p r e s se d h is in t ere s t
i n wo r k in g wi th the Pl a nnin g Dep t .
o n puttin g o n a city s how as pa rt of th e Arts Fe stiv a l
May.
in P i e dmont Pa r k
in
He s t ated he ha d pre viously sp o ke n to Eric Ha rkness i n this r ega rd,
a t whieh time
t hey dis c u ss ed t h e s to ry to b e told, the s ou r c e of bud ge t f o r
tel l ing the s t o r y , a n d how th is exhi b i tion co u l d b e imp l emente d .
b r oug ht out t ha t
par t o f
It was
t he pres e n ta tion co u l d b e b a s e d o n the CI P Design
Report , s upplemen t ed with slides and t aped i nforma t io n .
At this time , Erie Harkness appeared and i n troduc ed to the Commission
Mr. Dana Palmer, who has been employed by the Planning Dept. on a parttime
basis, for the purpose of working on a preliminary master plan of
the down-
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town, including the government center and Georgia State Campus.
Mr. Harkness
pointed out that they regard this as generally an educational and promotional
+ ~h~ique, as the Planning Dept. budget does not allow for a real master plan.
0
Mr. Harkness was asked if he feels a presentation for a city show could
be prepared in time for the Arts Festival, and if perhaps money could be
acquired under the budget of the design report.
Mr. Harkness stated there
is no money under the GIP, but he would check with Collier Gladin re feasibiiity of funds and report back to the Commission so we can either move ahead
or withdraw within the next 2 weeks.
NEW BUSINESS
The Chairman asked if the Commission feels it would be useful to
extend an invitation to Mr. Robert Brown, the new chairman of the Georgia
Urban Design Council, to meet with the Commission, as this organization
assists municipalities across the state in making various studies.
Upon
Mr . Muldawer 1 s suggestion, this was put off for future considera tion.
As per motion in minutes of the January 12 ACDC meeting, for a committee
to deal with tras h problems, Mr. Perrin a ppointed the following "Sanitation
Committee 11:
J . Ben Moore, chairman
H. King McCain
Mrs . Edi th Henderson
Mr. Perrin stated that the Planning Department requested that a
committee be established to review the Design Report; to make recommendation~
in the form of a report to ACDC; to establish some of ACDC long-range goals
based on the report; and to suggest priorities in terms of development.
chairman thereby appointed the following committee:
. John C • G o u 1 d , c ha i r man
··1 . L. Calloway
Sam'l I. Cooper
The
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The Commission next discussed possible nominees to be recommended to
the Mayor to replace Mr~ Orbie Bostick, who has resigned from the Commission.
Mr~ Joseph Briggs Browder, Vice-Presideni of Georgia Power Company,
was nominated; provided he wiil agree to serve.
Mr. Muldawer also nominated
Ray O'Neil.
The motion was passed that Mr. Browder be contacted to ascertain if he
is willing to be nominated to the Mayor, and if he is not, Mr. Mulda wer will
again bring up Ray O'Neil.
There being no further business, the meeting w a s adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
Ann Butler
Re cor d i ng Secreta ry
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�MINUTE~
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN CO MMISSION
MARCH 9, 1967
The r e gular meeting of the Atlanta c;vic Design Com mission was he ld Thursda y ,
Ma rch 9, at 2 p.m., in Committ e e Room #4, City Hall, with the follo wing
me mbers present:
Sam 1 1 Inma n Coope r, Cha irman
Mrs. Alvin M. Fc rst, Sucrctary
Harry J. Baldwin
W • L • Ca 11 owa y
Jam es H. Dodd
Julian Ha rris
Mrs. Edith Henderson
J. Be n Moore
Pa ul Muldawcr
John Portma n
Gu e sts pre sent:
Dr. Darwin W. ~ omack; Asst. Supt. School Plant Planning
Clifford A. Na hser; School Archit0ct
Ma rvin Kilgor e ; Bull & Ke nn e y, Arch.
R. B. Tippett; Robert & Co mpa ny
Vernon E. Johnson; Steve ns & Wilkinson
Bill Ba rn e tt; Ste ve ns & Wilkinson
Fred Bainbridg e , Arch.
Lew Deadmorc , Arch.
&
Const.
fv:inut c s of the Fe brua ry 23 mc0tin g we r e appr ove d.
CHAIRMAN 'S REP ORT:
Chairma n Coopc~ roa d the follo wing correspond en ce:
( 1)
Letter of 2}22 fr om Rodn0y M. Coo k, enc losing art icle on "Downtown
Planning "
( 2)
Co py of l e tter dated 3/7, fr om Ma yor Allen to the Historic House
Museum Corp., re L. P. Grant Home
( 3)
Letter of 2/23, from Orbi c Bostick, resigning from ACDC, and the
chairman's l e tte r of r e ply
(4)
Copy of l e tter dated 2/ 28 from Ma y or Allen to J.J. Little, Cle rk
of the Boa rd of Ald e r me n, r e a ppoin t me n t of me mb u r s to ACDC
(5)
J,o tt e r of J/1, from .Robert H. Jon e s, r e rezoning of land in front
of the Old South Vot c l on the South Ex pr essw a y
�..·~
- 2 The Chairman also reported that the following letters have been written or
received by the Commission:
(1)
Copy of correspondenc e between Hon. Sam Massell, Jr., and Mrs. Lucy
R. Aiken, re traffic light installation on Simpson Road
(2)
Letter dated 2/13 from Georgia Tech re its inclusion on ACDC mailing
list
{3)
Lette r of 2/8 from Dan Swe a t, re Model Cities Program
(4)
Letter of 2/23 to Fed e ral Reserve Bank, commending design of proposed
park on the former Silvey Bldg. site
(5)
Le tter of 2/23 to Raymond D. Nasher, requ e sting early review of
proposed developm e nt on prope rty a djacent to the State Capitol
(6)
Lett e r of 2/20 to Hugh Thompson, C&S Bank, re restoration of the
"Terminus" are::i of old Atlanta
(7)
Le tt e r of J/2 from M. A. Tucker, Arch., re ACDC recommendations for
proposed office building for Associated Industries of Georgia
(8)
Letter of 3/3 to Foy L. Hood, Associated Industries of Ga., enclosin g
co py of minute~ of ACDC Feb. 23 meeting
(9)
In answer to ACDC l e tt e r of Feb. 23 to th e Senate Chamber, r e reinstatement of funds for th e Ga . Art Commission, lette rs were receive d
from the following Senators: Steve Knight; Jam es P. We sb c!rry, Jr.; ,
VT. Armstrong Smith; Da n I. Ma cIntyre , III; and Sam P. Mc Gill
ELE CTION OF OFFIC ERS:
Upon nominations ma de from the floor, th e following off icers for
ACDC ~ere elected for 1967:
CHAIRMAN
Joseph S. Perrin
VICE-CHAIRMAN -
Paul Muldawer
SECRETARY
Mrs. Alvin Ferst
Mr« Calloway made the motion, which unanimously passed, that the
minutes carry the commendation of the members to Chairman Cooper, in his
success in getting the Commission off the ground and in orbit.
requested a copy of the motion be sent to proper authoritie s.
He further
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FORREST HILLS DR.IVE REZONING:
Mrs. Ferst stated that Eric Harkness had come by the committee room
shortly before the meeting began to request that the Commission render a
statement to the Zoning Committee, regarding plans for a proposed service
station on Forrest Hills Drive,
s.w.
It was brought out that Mr. Robert Hi
Jones, owner of the Old South Motel on Forrest Hills Drive, had met with
the Commission at its last meeting and voic e d his opposition to the rezoning
of the small strip of land adjacent to the South Expressway at Cleveland
Avenue, where the service station is proposed to be built.
At that time
the Commission had rendered its recommendations to the Zoning Committee


(See February 23 minutes;


Page 4)
The members present concurred that although the Commission is not
specifically opposed to this parti cular proposed design, ACDC should go on
record as holding a position whi ch it feels best for Atlanta, namely that
it is oppos ed to small strip developments, especially where adjacent to
highways.
Mr~ Harris made the motion, which carried, that ACDC go on record
as stating that a developme nt such as this would be detrimental to the City
of Atlanta.
This statement, attached to a copy of the memo forward e d to
th e Zoning Committee on February 2), was forwarded to the Zoning Committ e e
during its session.
�- 4 ARCHITECTURAL REVI~NS:
The following submissions were reviewed and discussed by the
Commission and those architects present for the review:
Project
Architect
International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers office bldg.
& a udi tori um
Stevens & Wilkinson
1st National Bank of Atlanta
Parking Facility
Robert & Company
Humphries Elementary School
Ge or g e A •
D. H. Stanton Elementary School
Warner & Summers, Arch.
Rawson-Washington Community
Center and School
Enloe, We st & Granade, Inc.
English Ave. Primary School
Bull & Kenney
Hamp ton , A • I • A •
Also present for review and discussion of school plans were Dr.
Womack and Mr. Nahser of the Atlanta Board of Education.
GENERAL DISCUSSION
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Re Master Plan for City
Concerning a master plan for downtown Atlanta, Mr. Portman feels
that some outside group, sueh as Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., should
sponsor and get behind such a plan.
Chairman Coo per c ommented that it will
take a long time, not to mention a lot of money, to even devclope a program
for a plan of future Atlanta.
He hopes ACDC will not drop its more immedia~ ~
objective of trying to get a flexible model of the downtown area as it now
�- 5 exi$-t.s..,. as --a- s.ta?ti~g :p.o.int.
He added that $1000 has been obtained from
the City to handle the costs of shipping sample models to and from the
bidding model makers to this city.
Mr. Calloway asked if the members had seen the reeently completed
model of the downtown area, located in the Glen Building.
He stated that
the Community Council is also working on the overall planning concept, and
suggested it might be eventful to communicate with them as they seem to
know who is interested and where to get funds.
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Architectural Reviews
Mr. Harris asked if submiss.ions could be reviewed by Mr. Muldawer 1 s
committee at some other time and screened out, so as not to take up so much
time during the meeting.
Mr. Muldawer concurs that as the volume of submissions are increasing,
his committee should review plans at their own convenience, bring in their
comments to the me e ting, and invite the architects to the meeting for
further discussion of those plans which eall for speeial eomment
or
recommendations.
ADJOURN.MEN T
At the close of the me e ting, Mr . Harris expressed the appr eeia tion
of the members to Chairman Cooper for his time and efforts spent during the
past year.
The Chairman said it had been a pleasure to serve as ehairman,
and he looks forward to serving on the committee for the remainder of his
appointed term.
He
added that he thinks
ACDC
year, and has a long way yet to go.
The meeting was adjourned at
Ann Butler
Recording Secy.
4:40
p.m.
is off to a good start in one
�Marcb 7, 1967
Mr. Boyd f u
. Taylor,, Tnsst e
Historic House Museum Corporation
Post Office Box I
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Dear Mr. Taylor:
As mention d in my previous I tt r, th City of Atlanta do s
not ha¥ funds for th purc:h
of th L. P. Grant Hom • W
wlll ke p your le
on T ord with th h
.fhaf should funds
become availabl , you would still give u: fint option to
purchase the hou •
Sine rely yours,
Iv
All n, Jr .
or
lAJr/br
CC: Mr . Samue I Inman Cooper
�HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM CORPORATION
Post Office Box 1
Atlanta Georgia
30301
lfarch 4 1967
Honora ble Iv an _ llen Jr
'ia yor , City Ha ll
Atlanta Ga
Dear 1ayor Allen:
Thank you for your k i nd inquiry of January 24 r e ga rding the
prope rty a t 327 s t Paul venue S . Th is i s t h e LP . G~ant
h ome . t t h e ti me it was built about 1850 i t was near the
cen ter of 3,000 a cres owned by colonel Grant. Thi s wa s
appr oximately t he same area whi ch you pr op ose to renew .
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we ap olo gi ze for delaying rep ly, but we had h oped to have a
personal i nterview. Si n ce t his has not been co nvenient, we send
this le t ter so tha t you can move ahea d with any plans you have i n
conn ection with t he renewal/ pr oject.
When t he historians told you that this is an i mp ortant house
in Atlanta ' s history t h ey may not have to ld you t he most i mp ortant
event in the histpr y of this l andmark. This event wa s Mar garet
Mit chell and her book "Gone with the Wind" .
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The full st ory of Mar garet ti tchell ' s a ss ocia tion with th~s h ouse
probably will not be told until I publish I?,Y "FO:bidden ?3--og:aphy
of Margaret Mi tchell 11 --,hi ch cannot be published in the lifetime of
Stephens Mitchell, the wr iter's brother. T e true story dep icts
he r brother and her husband as rascals . They conspired wi th others
and seized control of her fortune . ~She wa s frustrated in her own
p l ans to r e store t he Grant House and make -z it a p ublic museum . If she
had com~Jet ed her p lans Atlanta wo~ld have received a cherished
mementol of t h e author provided by t he writer herself, a true memorial.
Oakland c:C,eme tery, the site of Fulton Bag and of course Grant Park
were once part of the l and a tta ched to t hi present h ouse. The h ouse
is of brick and fieldstone, a1d struct urally sound desp ite its
appea r ance.
I~rgaret ~ itchell and I purchas ed t he property 27 yea rs ago to prevent
it being convert ed into tenements. Our ori ginal restoration pl ans
included p urchase of 14 f r ame dwell ings in t he same block, razing them
and using the entire block fo r gardens and parking area. The 14 houses
are on small lots and probab ly could be bought for an ave rage of
$ 5,000 each.
le pla ced title i n Hi sto ric HOuse IiiUseum Corporation ~hich under its
charter and under Georgia l aw is t axfree . Assist ant Ctty Attorney
Charles Murphy, however, very s tubbornly re quire d us to pay t axe s until
we recently went into court and p ut the Tax com_~_issioner under a
restraining order . This at titude on the part of the City had pre judiced
us ~gainst any negoti ations with t he city, but we will not hold this
a~ainst y~u . ,fo ar~ delighted to learn that a t least someone in the
?ity has inter~st in prese~ving a landmark. We had thought the only
interest the Ctty had was in the possible tax revenue.
(more)
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HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM CORPORA T ION
Post Office Box 1
Atlanta Georgia
30301
( 2)
our prejudi ce a ga inst t he c±ty a lso stems fr om viayor Hartsfield ' s
a dmi nistration . \ tt Harts f i e l d wanted to opera te a Grant House museum
ill conne ction with Gr ant P~rk Cycfu or ~ma . ~ b i g oak_iP.:,, ~ront _of the
Grant House shovvs on t he dis~a- t h ori z on in the pa1nt~1ng . owever,


Ir Hartsfield disrupte d ne gqe,iations vi.hen he hinted~ hat he would


t a ke t he pr operty by condemnation .
',/e do n ot wish to show t he interior of the h ouse until we c an remove
our 10 ,000-v olume l ibr a ry an d other belon gings. We n eed 12 mon ths
f or moving, but we will start i mmed i ately.
·e recent ly r ef used an offer of $40, 000 be cause t he buyers i nten ded
to convert t h e h-euse into apar t ment s. We alway s ha ve held t he
property for re¥>ration a n d p reservation. · e have refused to rent
it for fear tenant s v ould dama ge ito The h ouse occup i es a lot 100 by
240 feet , extendi ng through t h e block fr om St Pa ul to Orl eans Street .
The l ot is a bout one third of t h e block in ar ea.
1
I you care to buy the pr operty s i ght un seen and within th e next 60
d ys we woul d be will ing to:
1.
ccep t $40,000.
2. Throw in s ui t able antique f urniture which we va :}.ue a t $20,000.
J o Drop our cla i m for $1,600 ba ck t axe s and dismi s s t h e pre sent
liti gation.
rn our ef f ort s to preserve t he h ouse we ha ve pa sse d up ~75,000 i n
pBs sible r ents.
ny fun ds which we derive fr om sale6L'he property would be used for
restorati on and preservat ion of ot~ l andma r k s.
rf you wish to go into ot he r de t a ils, p l eas e write and we wi ll c a l l
fdr ap yointme nt . I~ do n ot ha ve a tele phone.
\;i th cordial good wishes
I
I STORIC HOUSE fLJSEUiVI
Boyd Eugen~
yl~
cortr~::N
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�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COM~I~SION
FEBRUARY 23, 1967
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursday,
F c brudry 23, at 2 p.m., In Committee Room


4,


City Hall, with the following
members present:
Sam 1 1 Inman Cooper, Chairman
Joseph S. Perrin, Vice-Chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. F e rst, Secretary
Harry J. Baldwin
John C. Gould
Julian Harris
Mrs. Edith Henderson
J. Ben Moore
Paul Muldawcr
Guests present:
Robert H. Jones
Foy L. Hood
McKendree A. Tucker
H. Griffith Edwards
Herschel S. Owens
Dave Lunde
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Old South Motel
Associated Industries of Georgia
Tucker & Howell, Arch.
Edwards & Portman, Arch.
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- Aeck Associates, Inc.
Minutes of the February 9 me eting were approved.
C!-fAIR MAN REPORT
Chairma n Cooper read the following:
(1)
Letter d ate d February 23 to Mayor Allen re appointments to ACDC
for 1967;
(2)
Letter dated February 23 to the Senate Ch a mber, State Ca pitol,
endorsing work of th e Georgia Arts Commission, and urging reinstateme nt of funds in the 1967 budg et
PRES EN TA TIONS
TUCKER & HOOD
Messrs. Tucker and Hood met with the Commission for furt her
discussion of the proposed Associated Industries of Georgia office building
at Washington and Hunter Streets , as presented by Mr. Clifford Clarke at
the last ACDC meeting.
�- 2 Before the diseussion began, the Chairman pointed out that ACDC
has no legal jurisdiction, but that it reviews and suggests, and hopes for
cooperation.
Concerning the suggestions for certain changes in the street
floor plan, whereby a more open effect would be created, and also the relativ~
height of the building, Messrs. Hood and Tucker feel th e se ideas would not
be economically feasible, as much rentable floor space would ·be lost and
they need all the revenue they can get.
Mr. Perrin comment e d that since there is little space, then it
demands the maximum utilization.
He added he was very concerned, as a
citizen in this community, with the fact that we arc finding space more and
more precious, and are getting increasingly out of scale with huma n beings.
Mr. Perrin concurs that we want Atlanta to make economic progr e ss, and that
this is done by bu il ding things that are economically feasibl e .
But, h e
addedJ the Commission is charged wi th the re sponsibility to see that more
than just an economic eff ort is made.
Mr, Mul dawer expresse d -his personal opi ni on that as the Capitol
is very important, he f eels it should be higher than all th e buildings
around it, and that other buildings should humble themselves to it.
He also
feels that in this case the exterior material should be neutral to the gold
on the Capitol dome, rather than harmonize with it.
Chairman Cooper stated he is of the opinion that as buildings
looked different heights from different angles, and that as the Capitol is
several hundred feet from other buildings, he feels from an economical point
of view, that the Commission should not hamper, even with suggestions.
He
feels this building is better than the average building, and is an asset to
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the City.
Mr. Cooper added that the Commission would like to see the
building haNionizc with surrolindirtgs as
much as possible, but that we do
not want to discourage to ~he extent that it won•t be constructed.
He
concluded that the Commissibn is inle~estcdt as are Messrs. Hood and Tucker,
in doing the best job possible on this property.
Ur. Tucker expressed his appreciation for the rrview, and stated
he feels something has been accomplished.
JONES
Mr. Robert H. Jones, owner of th e Old South Motel on the South
Expressway at Cleve land Avenu e , met with the Commission concerning the
rezoning of a small strip of land in front of his motel and adjacent to
the e xpressway.
Ho objects to this rezoning, as a filling station is pro-
posed to be built on that site.
Mr. Jones stated that he has discovered
that many of these small remnants of land adjacent to expressways are being
petitioned for filling stations, and he hopes that some city group can study
this problem and claim an overall approach to the entire thing while there
is still time.
He added that this particular petition will be brought up
at the Zoning Committee meeting, which was being held that same day~
Mr. Muldawer c onc urs that this is a special problem that needs a
general policy on what should happen to th e se strips, and how they can be
enhanced.
The following recommendation was approved and was presented to
the Zoning Committee during its session:
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Subjects
11
Proposal for Rezonin~ of Forrest Hills Drive,
Petition #Z-66-281-G
s. ~ .
It is recom.m.ended that aetion on the petition ·for rezoning of
~he above project be deferred pending furthe~ s.t.udy of this site
and its partieular environment and other similar remnant parcels
thr 0U,£thou t t.he Ci. ty •
It _is further recommended that based on
these studies, a general policy be established by the City Planning
Department relati~e to strip development,.s with particular consid e ration given to thcil.' relationship to interstate highways.
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ARCHITECTURAL REVIE WS:
At the invit.ati~ of Mr. Muldaw~r, chairman of the Archit e ctural
Revie w Committee, the follo wing architects were present to revie w with the
Commission plans previously submitted ,
Archi t e et
H. Griff i th Edwards
Project
&
He r schel
s.
Owens
Trail wa y s Bus Terminal &
Parking Garage
(Edwa rds & Portman
Dave Lund e (Aec k As so e., I n c.)
F i ne Arts Bldg. for Ge or g ia
State College
&
I vey Construction Co mpany
Off i ce Bldg .
Mr. Muldawer added that several se hool submissions are to be
reviewed at the
next meeting, and requested a representative of the School
Department and also the School Architect be invited to the meeting for
discussion of the reviews.
The meeting adjourned at
Ann Butler
Reeording Secretary
4:45
p.m,
�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION
FEBRUARY 9, 1967
The regular mee ting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held Thursda y ,
February 9, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room #4, City Hall, with th e follo wing
me mbers present:
Sam 1 1 Inman CoopEr, Chairman
Harry J. Ba ld win
James H. Dodd
John C. Gould
Julian Harris
George Heery
Mrs. Edith He nd e rson
H. King McCain
Paul Muldawer
Guests present:
Henry Toombs, Toombs, Amisano & We lls, Arch.
Clifford M. Clarke, Exec. V.P., Associated Industries of Ga.
Collier Gladin, City Planning Dep t.
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Eric Hark ne s s ,
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Minutes of the Janu a ry 26 mee ting we re approved.
CHAIIDHAJ\T REPORT:
Cha irman Coope r reporte d th at as requested at th e previous mee ting, lette rs
dated February 2 were forw a rd e d to the following :
1.
Georgia State College, in r e to its inclusion on ACD C mailing list;
2.
Georgia Institute of Te chnology in re to its inclusion on ACD C
mailing list;
J.
Federal Reserve Bank in re ACDC commenda tion of proposed park
development at Spring & Marie tta Streets;
4.
Rich's, Inc ., in re ACDC comme ndation of proposed "open green spot"
on site formerly occupi ed by the offic e of The Atlanta Constitution;
5.
Dan E. Sweat, Direc~or of Governmental Liaison, offering ACDC
cooperation in "Demonstration Cities" Program.
The Ch a irman also re ad letters to May or Allen from the Peachtree Golf Club,
Secretary of State Ben Fortson, and Georgia Historical Commission, with
reference to "historical sites and/or structures", as forwarded to the
Commission from the Mayor's office.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS:
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Terminus
II
Committee
Mr. Muldawer, chairman, reported that he and Mr. Baldwin have met
with certain repres e ntatives of the C&S Bank who are interested in particip a tin g a n d a s s i s ti n g with the pro p o s e d de v c 1 op mc n t
of t h c
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o1 d ci t y
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In general the discussion has b e e n about spe arh e ading a non-profit group
together as a
joint ventur e to acquire a nd develope this uridcrground area.
He further state d that a l 3 rg e map of the
city area has b ee n provided so
the boundary can be plotted, and that the initial plans of Rapid Transit
do not seem detrime ntal to our ideas.
Mr . Ba ldwin added th a t Mr . Hugh Thompson, of the C&S Bank, is pr e paring a brochure of id ea s for the underground development,
to Mr. Mills Lan e ,
President of C&S Bank.
a letter to Mr. Thompson, with a
to b e pr e s e nte d
He suggested the chairma n write
copy to Mr . Lane, gi ving ACDC en dors emen t
and ideas on thi s project.
Urban Beau tific ati on Committee
Mr. Harris, cha irman, r e ported that 2 me mbers of the committee h a v e
me t with the Planning Department, and another meeting is schedul e d for
F e bruary
14.
He added they will main ta in contact with the Plannin g De pt •
Commi ttee on "Historic S ites & S tructur e s"
Mr. Ba ldwin, cha irma n, r e porte d that h e has b ee n c o n t a cte d b y Er i c
Harkne s s
t o t he fac t
tha t
the Ci ty P l a n n i ng Dep t. i s
preser v atio n of any hi st oric s t r u c tu res i n the area .
i nteres t e d in the
Mr. Bald win stated
that he feels that a form of criteria for historic or architectural st~uctures needs to be established.
�• 3 PRESENTATIONS:
Toombs
Mr. Henry Toombs, representing the Federal Reserve Bank, presented
drawings of proposed garden s~heme at the southeast corner of Spring and
Marietta Streets, where the Federal Reserve Bank is demolishing the Silvey
Building.
Mr. Toombs was thanked for making this review by the Commission
possible.
A letter of commendation to the Federal Reserve Bank, with a copy
to Mr. Toombs, was requested by members present.
Clarke
Mr. Clifford M. Clarke presented for review by the Commission the
preliminary plans for an Associated Industries of Georgia office building,
at Washington and Hunter Streets.
Certain members raised questions pertain-
ing to the relationships between this proposed building and the State
Capital and other existing adjacent buildings.
Mr. Clarke urged members of the Commission to make specific suggestions.
In response, it was requested that their architects give further study to
the arrangement of the street floor plan, in an eff ort to create mor e of
an open effeet, preferably with some green planting, to the exterior view of
this floor from adjacent streets.
It was also requested that further consideration be given to the
relative height of the building as presently shown.
Mr. Clarke was commended for making this presentation at such an
early stage, and Mr. Clarke stated he will try to make use of the guidance
offered.
Mr. Tucker, architect for the AIG building, will attend a later
ACDC meeting for further discussion.
�- 4 Mr. Muldawer requested that a letter be written to Mr. Raymond D.
Nasher, inviting him to me ~ t with the Commission as soon as possible,
relative to the "Platform City" proposed for development in the Capital area.
Gladin & Harkness
Messrs. Gladin & Harkness presented for review the proposed developments of the Georgia State Campus.
The Commi s sion was urged to make
suggestions on the development of criteria for bridges between buildings.
Tha following statement was approved by the members present, to be presented
to the Board of Aldermen at a meeting scheduled in the near future:
"It is the consensus of opinion of members present at the February 9
meeting, that ACDC strongly endorses, on the Georgia State College
Master Plan, the concept of the Plaza System, which includes the
separation of vehicles from pedestrian traffic by different levels
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GENERAL DI S CUSS ION
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to discussion of appointments to the Commiss i on.
The Chairman stated he will write a l etter to
Mayor Al len, and give ACDC's rec omm endatio ns for appointments or reappointments to the Commission.
The meeting was adjourned at
Ann Butler
Recording Secretary
S:30 p,m.
�MI~JUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DSS IGN CO MM ISSION
JA NUARY 26, 1967
Th e regular meeting of th e Atlanta Civic De sign Commission wa s held Thursda y,
January 26, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room


4, City Hall, with th e following


members present:
Sam 1 1 Inman Coop 0r, Chairman
J oscph S. Perrin, Vic e -Chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. Fcrst, Se cret a ry
Harry J. Ba ld win
liv.
John C. Gould
Julian Harris
H. King McCain
J. Ben Moo-re
L. Calloway
Gu e sts pr ese nt:
Eric Harkn e ss, City Planning Departme nt
Ray A. Nixon, Chi ef of Construction De partment
A. P. Brindl ey , Parks Engin0cr
Minutes of the Janu ary 12 me e ting were approved.
CHAI .FU.HJ ' S REPORT
Chairman Coop er rep orted that the following letters have been received or
written by the Commission:
1.
Letter of Jan. 13 to Mr. Hugh Pierce, Chairman of the Ordinance &
Leg islation Committ ee of the Board of Aldermen, requesting that
Ordinance creating ACDC be amended whereby reappointments to the
Commission could be made.
2.
Letter of Jan. 13, from Mr. Jack c. Delius, General Manager of Pa rks
Department, r e five parks plans r e vie we d by the Co mmission on Jan. 12,
in answer to Mulda wer 's me mo of 12/21/66.
).
Lotter of Jan. 19 to Mr . Jack C. Delius inviting him or his represemtativc to meet with the Commission on January 26.
4.
Letter of Jan. 16 from Mr. John E. Sims, Director of University System
Building Authorityr in answer to ACDC correspondence of 1/10 re
request for prelimi'nary plans for review, and ACDC's letter of reply
the re to.
5.
Letters of Jan. 19 to the ed it ors of th o Atlanta Journal and Constitution, commending architectural projects which were reviewed by
ACD C in 1966, as requested by Muldawer at 1/12 meeting.
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6.
Letter of Jan. 20, from Charles Davis, City Co mptrolle r, stating th a t
the Board of Ald e rme n on 1/16/67 approve d an appropriation of ~2200
for ACDC in the new budget.
7.
Le tt e r of Jan. 23 from Mr. Thomas Hal Clarke, Pre sid ent of Atlanta
Historical Society, recomme ndin g Mr. Franklin Garrett for appointme nt
to the Commission, in th e category of Site s of Historical or Archit e ctura l Inte r e st.
8.
Copi e s of l e tte rs dated Jan. 24 writt e n by Mayor Allen to owners of
historical Bites, as r e quest e d in lette r of 12/22/66 from ACDC
to Mayor Allen.
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ARCHITECTURAL REVI BWS:
Mr. Brindle y, r e pres e nting Mr. Jack De lius, Ge n e ral Manag e r of the
Parks De partme nt, met with th e Commission to e xplain and comment on the
fiv e pa rk s pla ns ( as r e vi e we d by th e Commission a t Jan. 12 mee tin g), a nd
a lso th e l e tt e r from Paul Mulda we r, ch a irman of Architectural Re view Committ e e
t o Pa rks De partme nt, conc e rni ng the se pla ns.
Mr. Brind l e y state d that some
r e visions h a v e b ee n ma de in t ho se pla ns i n a cco r da nc e wi th comme n ts made
i n Mul dawc r I s l e t t e r.
Mr. Ray Nixo n s ubmitt e d for AC DC' s r Evi ew pre limina ry plans f or th e
Howe l l Mi l l
Ro a d Bridge ove r
S outhe r n Ra i l wa y .
Mess r s . Nixo n a nd Bri n dl e y we r e t h a n k e d by t h e
Ch ai r ma n on b o h a lf of
t he Commis s ion for mak ing thes e r e v i ews p os s i b l e .
GENERA L DIS CUSS IONS
Re ACDC Mai l i ng Lis t
Mr . Perri n s u gges t e d th a t Georgia S t a t e and Georgia Tech be put on
ACDC's mailing list to receive let t ers reques t ing preliminary plans be
submitte d for review by t he Commission.
Mr. Perrin brought out that although
th e y are not legally required to submit, he feels they should be informed
of th eir privilege to do so.
With concurre nce of members, Georgia S tate
a nd Georgia Tech will be added to the mailing list.
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Re Demonstration Cities Program
In vie w of ACDC 1 s concern regarding housing conditions in the
"Demonstration Citi e s
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Program, Mr.
Ca llowa y voiced his opinion that ACDC
should be given th e opportunity to r e nd or
preliminary plans.
opinions and/or suggestions on
Mr, Harkness brought out that the Planning De partment
is preparing an application for a plannin g grant which wi l l cover a great
many asp e cts, includin g the s oci a l, e conomic s ,
phys ic a l
proble ms , e tc., of
the model neighborhood a r e a, and that he is p r e paring 2 parts of th e program
which deal with d e sign a nd historic pres e rv a tion.
He further stated that
he hope s to g et comme nts a nd r e vi e w of the Civic De si g n Commission on this
part of th e program.
Mr. Pe rrin su gge s t e d tha t
ne s s '
th e Commission consider follo win g Mr. Ha r k -
point of vie w, a nd a ppoint on e
Ha r k ne ss
on this p r oj e ct.
or t wo me mb e r s
The ch a irma n st a ted th a t
to coll a borate with
Mr. Harris is cha ir ma n
of the committe e to c o lla bor a t e with the P l a n ni n g De p a r t me nt o n t he Urb a n
Bea utif i c a t i on Pro gra m.
to the mai li ng li s t
Mr . Ha rkn e ss sta t e d t ha t
to a tt e nd th e s e mee t in gs .
Mr . Harris will b e a dd e d
Th e Cha i rma n s u g ;-,:e ste d tha t
Mr . Harr i s ap po i n t a co- cha ir man t o h is co mmit t ee to re p r e s e nt him a t th e
mee t ing s
in e a s e h e could n ot
a tt e nd.
Upon Mr . Ca llowa y's off er t o serve
on the co mmi ttee, the chairma n concur re d a nd Mr . Call oway was added to t he
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Urban Bea utifi c ati on Committee. "
The ehairman was re queste d b y members prese nt to write Mr. Dan E.
Sweat, Dir e ctor of Governme nt a l
Liaison, who is handling the
Cities" Program 1 and offer ACDC • s assis t ance~
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De monstration
�- 4 Re Commendation Letters
members present requested that letters be forwarded to Rich's and
to the Federal Res e rve Bank commending them for proposed development of
op en spaces, as recently p ublicized in the Atlanta newspapers.
Mr. Harris further suggeste d that Rich's be commended for its 100th
Annive rsary Ce l e br a tion.
Mr. Harris was r e qu e ste d to draft such a letter
for the chairman's signature.
Re Me eting Dates
Mr. Harris asked if i t would be inconve nient for ACDC meetings to
be ch a nged to Fridays, as h e
b e pre sent on Thur s d a y.
has conflictin g en g agements and cannot always
With a majority of the me mbe rs pres e nt concurri~
that Thurs d ay i s mo re conv e ni e nt, Mr. Ha rris a ske d th a t
the s ubj e ct b e
dropped, stating that he hoped to be abl e to adjust his Thursda y t ea chin g
s che dule a t
Te ch a c c ordin g ly.
Re ACD C Ci t a t i on
Mrs . Fe rst r ep or t e d tha t
j 2 5 h a s b ee n d ona t e d by th e Cha i rman t oward
a prop o sed i10 0 t o d e v e lo pe a s ea l
of outstanding merit in t h e
or
j ud gemen t
c it at io n to be gi v e n to projects
of t h e Commi ss io n , per Mrs . Ferst • s
motion of January 12, and e xpressed h o pes t hat the r emaining $75 will
s hortly b e come available.
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Re Appointme nt to Commi s sion
Chairm a n Coope r
pr e sent e d a co py of th e a me nding Ordin a nce appro ve d
by the Ma yor and Bo a rd of Ald e rm e n on J a nu a r y lR, 1967, as request e d b y
th e Commi s sion, wh e r e by re-appointme nts to ACDC we r e made possibl e .
r em aind e r
The
of th e me e ting was d e vot e d to r e comm e ndations for appointm e nts
or r e -appointm8 nts to th e Commission.
The Mee ting wa s adjourn e d a t 4:30
Ann Butle r
Re cordin g S e cr e tar y
�January 24, 196 7
Honorable Ben Fortson
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ben:
Attached i~ a list of ante-bellum honies in Atlanta which
the Atlanta Civic Design Commission would like to
des.ignate as historic aite •
lt i my Wlderstanc:ling that the Georgia Hi torical
Cammi sion ha a1r ady placed a marker at the Samuel
H
e· and the George Wa hington Colliel" h
e.
Would it be pos ibl to place a marker at the Lemuel
Gr . re idenc and the Judg_e Wil o hou.s ? I am
o
e11clo ing plat of the proper.t y for your info. · ii •
Sincerely yo r ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN CO MVI SSION
J ANUA RY 12, 1967
Th e r 0 gul a r moo ting of th e Atla nta Civic Design Commission was h~ld Thursday,
January 12, at 2 p~m., in Committ ee Room


4, City Ha ll, with the following


members pr e s e nt:
H. King McC a in
Sa m'l Inma n Coop~r, Ch a irman
Jos e phs. Pe rrin, Vic e -Chairma n
Mrs. Alvin M. Fe rst, S e creta ry
Harry J. Baldwin
J. Ben Moore
Paul ~fulda we r
Gu e st pr e sent:
Eric Ha rknes s, City Plan nin g De partme nt
Minute s of th o Dec e mb e r 8 mo o ting we re approved.
CHAIRMAN'S RE PORT
Chairman Coo per reporte d that the follo win g l e tt e rs hav e b e en rec e ived
or writte n b y the Commission:
1.
Le tter of De c. 15 to May or Allon st a tin g ACDC support to the May or' s
Housing Pro gram , a nd the May or' s reply th e r e to.
2.
Le tter of Dec. 15 to Rob e rt W. Bive ns, Ex e cutive Dir Lctor, Central
Atlanta Pr ogress, thanking him for me : ting with AC DC on De c. 8.
A copy of the ACDC l e tt e r to the Board of Ald ermen r eq u e sting funds
for initiating of mod e l of downtown At l a nta was forwardad to Mr .
Biv e ns, so that CAP c an consider colla bor a tin g with ACDC on this
und ertaking .
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Letter of Dec. 21 from ~ . L. Calloway, d e scribing improveme nts made
on th0 Atlanta Transi t Company p arking lot.
4.
Le tt er of De c. 22 to Robert Sommervill e , Presid e nt of Atlanta Transit,
stating ACDC comme nd a tion for tr ea tm e nt of property describ e d in
Calloway l e tt e r, and Mr. Sommerville 's r e ply the r e to.
5.
Le tt e r of De c. 22 to Ald e rma n Rodn ey rCook re report of "Community
Improveme nt Program,'.' and Alderm an Cook ' s r e ply th e r e to.
6.
1'. .
Le tte r
of Dec . 22 to r-,ia yor All e n r e pr ese rvation of "historic al
s it e :=; a n d s tr u c tu r c s 11

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7.
Lutter of Jan. S to Archit e ctural Mod e ls, Inc., r e their propos3l
for th e construction of a scale mod e l of Atlanta busin e ss district.
8.
Lett e r of Jan. S to Wm. 'f . Eichbaum re propos a l for construction of
scal e mod t: l of Atlanta busine ss district.
9.
Le tter of Jan. 10 to v a rious city d epartme nts, architects, n ew s
me dia, e tc., r e qu e sting th a t plans for architectural r e vi ew by th e
Commi ss ion b e submitt e d in th e ir pr e limina ry stag e s, a s per a me ndme nt
to ordinanc e a pprove d 12/7/66~
Th e Ch a irman also r e porte d tha t
he a tt e nd e d th e mee ting of the Finance
Comm i t tee of the Board of Ald e r me n on J a nu a r y
reque st for ~51 0 0 0 wa s
consid e red.
6, a t which ttme ACDC 1 s
A d e cision was not r e nd ered at that ti me • .
HI S TORIC SITES & STRUCTUREQ
Mr. Ba ldwin r e porte d h e had cont a cte d Mr.
Atto rney ' s
Offic e , as r eq u este d a t
"hist oric sit es and structur e s".
ges t e d wher e b y Ci ty h as fir s t
off e r ed for s a l e ,
th e l as t
of th e City
meeting, r e pr es e rva tion of
Mr. P ilche r
o pt ion to buy ,
P ilch e r
f ee ls tha t
proc ed ur es su g -
in cas e th o pr o p e rt y is e ith er
or is approved for d e molition, are go od po ss ibiliti es
for p r e s e rving th ese si t es .
He furth e r
s u ggest e d th e follo win g s t e ps be
taken:
1.
ACDC agree wha t site s a nd/or structur e s are of "historic a l signific a nce", a nd make a d e clar a tion of same t o b e pr ese nte d to th e Board
of Ald e rm e n;
2.
Ch e ck with the Parks De partme nt r e mana g e me nt;
J.
S ee Land Department for inform a tion r e acquirin g prop e rty;
4.
See Mr. J a k e Buchannon of the Hou s in g Cod e to s ee if th e minimu m
ho using requireme nt s are met.
It was suggested th~ t
on J an u ary 26 to discuss
Mr. Pi lch er be invit e d to meet wit h ACDC
th is ma tt er .
�- 3 -
GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:
Appointments to Commission
Members present discuss e d the possibility of amending the ordinance
creating the ACDC, whereby r e -appointme nts to the Commission could be
made.
The Chairm a n was requested to contact Sam Massell to sec if this
request could be presented to the Board of Aldermen on January 16.
Chairman Cooper furth~ r
urg e d a good attendance at th e n ext mee ting,
so that requ es ts and/or r ecomme ndations for a ppointments to th e Commission
can be discussed.
RE Trash
Commission discuss e d the trash probl e m in the downtown area .
Mr.
Perr in f e els that an aesthetic committee is needed to come up with id ea s
on tr a sh r e ceptacle s, or perhaps to suggest some alternative, the reby making
it
easy for action to b e tak en.
Mr. Perrin moved that th e ch a irman appoint a 3-man committe e to
come up with concrete sug be sti ons for this probl e m for AC DC approval, and
if feasible, to b e f orward e d to th e Sanitary Department, with a copy of
same
to th e Planning Department.
~ ith th e concurr e nc e of th e Commis sion,
this action will b e postponed until the n ew Commission memb ers and officers
are e lected.
RE City Showing at Ar t s Festival
The following motion, mad e by Mr. Perrin, was passed:
"That the Commission authorize , Mr. Perrin and Mrs. Ferst t o approach the
0
~~rd of the Atlanta Arts Festival with the idea of a city showing, to be
�- 4 pr e pa red by the Commission, to tell the story of the design problems
that ACDC recognizes."
It was suggested that if the Arts Board approve •
the id e a, th e Mayor
should b e contacted for his ideas a nd then see the Planning Department to
set goals for the show.
Harkne ss Pres e ntation
Hr. Eric Harkn uss revie wed the r e commendations made in th e
Improv e ment Program" boo kl e t.
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Commurii ty
A copy of tho bookl e t was distribut e d to
members pr e sent, with the Chairman's request that they read it and give
th e ir reactions to same at the ne xt meeting.
Mr. Harkne s s and me mb ers concurre d that for the s e CIP r e comme ndations
and ACDC 1 s program to b e more e ff e ctive , the public should b e b e tter
informe d of the proble ms and a chi e v ements.
COMi' I TTE E ON P ERCE NTA GE FO R ARTS
Mr. Perrin rea d the r e po r t of the co mmi tt ee re co mme ndi n g a pr o p os e d
o rdinan c e b e prepare d f or prese nt at ion t o th e Boa rd of Al derme n pr ovid i ng
f o r a certain pe rc e ntage of
t he tot al p ro j e ct c os t f o r the alli e d arts.
This report was appr o ve d b y t h e mem b ers present. a nd Chairman Cooper
requested Mr~ Perrints c ommittee t o draft s u ch an or di nanc e to be pr e s e nted
t o the Board of Ald e rmen~
ARCHI TECTURA L REVIE '1l"
The foll owin g preli min a r y pla n s wer e revi e we d :
1.
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Benteen Park
Cleveland Avenue Pa rk
Empire Blvd. Park
Harper Park
Shady Valley Park
�- 5 Mr, Mtildawe r reported t -hat he; as chairman of th e architectural
r Pvi ew committee* had previously revic w~d these plans, and read to the mem•
bers his letter to Mr. Jack De lius, General Manager of the Parks Department,
e xpressing his opinion of the plans.
Mr. Muldawer suggested that Mr.
De lius or his representative be invited to a meeting to establish a design
criteria for parks.
A l e tter,as dictated by Mr. Perrin, inviting Mr. Delius or his
repr e sentative to the J a nuary 26 mee tin g , was a pprove d by the me mb e rs, a nd
will be forwarded to Mr. Delius.
Mr . Muldawer further requested that as a monthly action, a l e tter
be s e nt to the pr e ss, stating th e numb e r
of a rchite ctur a l r e v iew s made
a nd naming those projects and architects commended by ACDC.
~fOTIO N:
Mrs. Fers t 1 s motion to s eek one- hundr e d doll a rs ( ~ 100) to d eve lop e
s ome form of s eal or citati on to be given by ACDC to proj e cts of outstandin g
meri t in t he judgement
of the Commi ssi on, was pa s se d.
The meeting was adj ou rn e d at
Ann Butle r
Re c or din g Se cr e t a ry
4 : 40
p . m.
�De c emb er 2 2 , 1966
Mr . Robert Sommervil l e , Pr sid nt
Atlanta Tr nsit System, Inc .
125 Pine S tr
t , N. E .
Atlanta , Georgi
3 0 3 08
D ar Bob:
copy of the 1 tter reo ntly receiv d from
b r of our Atlanta Civic
sign Commission .
Enclos d is
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• L . Callow y ,
Sine th Co mis ion so complet l y concurs in the sentiments expr
ed,
I a happy to tran mit to you its pprov 1, its pprob tion, nd its
co
nd tion for th 1 prove nts m d on the
tl nt Transit Company•
Pa rking Lot. Su ch actions by individuals or corpor tions owning p rop rty
in th city Qre of ben fit to the gener 1 public, an d tend to g n r t
gr at r pr ide nd sat1sf ction in our co unity, of
lr dy p roud, but wh ich is still f r fro m perf ct.
hich
B c use you ar
lr dy cqu int d with th over 11 obj
Atl nta Civic D sign Com is ion, you will r
liz that
in th a
th tic a pe ct of the city i w rmly w l oomed
e b rs .
1th all per on l
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for the Chri t as
ost of u
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prove ent
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Sine r ly your ,
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�December 21, 19 66
Mr. Sa muel Inma n Cooper, Cha irma n
Atl a nt n Civic Des i gn Commission
Atl a nta Ci ty Ha ll
68 Mitchell Street, S. w.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Coop e r:
I have observed tha t . th e At la n t a Tra nsit Compa nyts Pa rking Lo t
bounded by P i edmont Av enu e , Forrest Av e nu e and Cou rt l a nd St r eet
ha s recently been complet e l y r e - la nds caped or 11 r e -mod e led. 11
I n d oing this, it is my opi nion t hat their President, Mr. Robert
Somme rville ha s shown a n i nterest i n improv i ng th e phys ical
ap pea r a nc e of our city somewha t beyond the us ua l ex t en t f or suc h
fa c il iti e s.
Because I fee l tha t Atl a nta Civi c Design Commiss i on is desirous
o f e ncouragi ng thes e t yp es of imp rovements f or At l a nta, I am
suggesting tha t a citation or a le t ter of commendat ion b e sent
t o Mr . Sommerville.
Very t r ul y yours,
CALLOWAY REALTY CO .
WLC:eg
cc:
Mr . Rob ert Sommerv i l le
�December 16. 1966
Mr. Sam Cooper
Chairman
Atlanta Civic Design Commission
City Hall
Atlanta. Georgia
Dear Sam:
1 am most grateful for the statement in
support of the Housing Program is ued by
the Atlanta Civic Design Commi sion.
I am forwarding tbi to M r . Cecil Al xander
as 1 am ure he will he grateful for your
upport and offer of a sistance.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
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�!-' INUTES
ATLA NTA CIVIC DESIGN co ~i· r s sroN
DEC EJ\"BER 8, 1966
The r eg ular meeting of the Atl a nta Civic De sign Commission was held Thursday,
Dc c 8 mber 8, at 2 p.m., in Committe e Room #4, City Hall, with the following
me mbers present:
Samil Inman Cooper, Chairman
Joseph S. Perrin, Vice-Chairman
Harry J. Baldwin
W.
L. Calloway
J. Ben Moore
Paul Uuldawer
Guests present:
William Olive r, A.I.A.
Robert W. Bivens, Executiv e Director, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.
Minutes of th e Nov e mb e r 10 me e ting were approved.
CHAI RM AN'S REPORT:
Chairm a n Cooper reported that the follo wing l e tters have been received or
written by the Commission:
(1)
Le tter dat e d De c e mb e r 1 to th e Atla®ta Board of Ald e rmen r e questing
sum of ~ l,000 to defr a y cost of crating, insuring and shipping
existing models from San Francisco a n d Wilmington, Del aw ar e , and
r e turning sam e to pres e nt owne rs;
(2)
L~ tt e r dat e d November 11 from Wm. M. Eichbaum, ~ ilmington, quoting
bid pric e on propos e d mod e l;
(3)
Le tt e r d a t e d Nov e mb e r 23 from Archite ctural Mod e ls, Inc., San
Fr a ncisco, quotin g bid price on propos e d mod e l ;
(4)
Le tt e r d a t e d Nov e mb e r 12 from Wilbur G. Kurtz, naming and d e fining
fou r (4) a nte - b e llum hous e s in Atlant a which r e pr e s e n t "historic
si t e s a nd s t r uctur e s";
(5)
Le t t e r of Nov emb er 17, to Ma yo r All e n, ( with co py of Kurt z l e tte r
en clos e d) re ques ting informa tion on ho w site s c a n b e of fi c i a ll y
de c lared o f "h is tor ic signific a nc e " b y th e City of Atl anta ;
(6)
Letter d a t e d Nov e mb er · 1 0 f r om Er i c Hark n e s s , Planning De partment,
r e historical s urv e y. Al so a c opy of i nf or ma t ion in th e De p t.
of Housing and Urban De v e 1 opme nt r e port - 11 Pr e s e rving Historic
America 11 •
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HI S TO RIC SITES & S TRUC TURES 11
Chairman Coope r report e d he spoke to Mr. Pilcher in the City
Attorney's Officie inquiring ho w sites may l e gally be decl ared of "historic
si g nificance".
Mr. Pilcher stated that he v1as, at th e request of the City
Attorn e y, looking into th e matt e r, and would report later to the Commission.
Mr.
Muldawer brought out th a t
in Savannah whe n some on e a pp lies for
a de molitioh p e rmit, th e City will d e lay issuanc e of th e p e rmit for 2 wee ks ,
and th e Historic Commission is notified so the prope rty can be bought by
th e m.
He urged that this b e inve stigated to see if this policy a lso appli e s
to Atl a nta .
The Ch a irm a n su gge ste d that Mr. Ba ldwin contact Mr. Pilch e r and
pass a lon g to him Mr. Mulda we r's informa tion.
REPORT ON P jRCENTAGE F OR ARTS :
Mr ~ Perr in s ubmitt e d in writing th e re co mme nd a tion o f
on Percentage for Al l ie d Ar t s . ·
the Committee
Ve.ti n g on this rep o r t was n e c essari l y
postponed due to the lack of a qu o rum a t
the meeting.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIE W:
Mr. Muldawer, chairman of Committ ee ( a ) , reviewed the following
plans:
(1)
Grant Park School - Martin & Bainbridge, Arch.
(2)
Re cr e ation Building, Daniel-Stanton Park -
Nilliam Olive r,
AIA
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BIVENS PRESE NTAtION:
Chairman Cooper introduced Mr. Bivens, who discussed the Ce ntral
Atlanta Association a nd th e Uptown Association me rger.
Mr. Bivens stated
that the ne w organization, named "Central Atlanta Progress", is an ind e pendent
body, which plans
to involve itself activ e iy in anything that relate s to
he a lth and functioning of the heart of the city.
He further state d that
CAP is cohterned about ACDcls program, d e sign of the city, and that it will
tty
to w ork with ACDC in improving the City.
He f e els
e ff e ctive than were the t wo separate associations
that CAP will b e more
(Upto wn and Central Atlant a )
Asked by th e Commission if "Central Atlanta Progress" plans to have
a · master plan of Atlanta, Mr. Bivens replied th a t while CAP has not formall y
d raw n up a master plan, at th e same
time it has definit e goals to work ~n,
s uch a s downto wn traffic n ee ds and making the do wnto wn mor e function a l,
am on g other spe c i fic proje cts.
Th e Cha irma n a s k e d Mr. Be vins
if h is organiz a tion would b e inte r e steq
in s u p po r t in g a nd po s sibl y cont r ibu ti n g to a mod e l
of Atlanta .
Bivens stated he c o uld n ot a nswer f o r CAP , h e do es f ee l
While Mr .
that a mod el wou l d
generate interest and serve a usef ul p u rp o se .
Mr. Bivens extended his thanks f o r b eing invited t o the meeting,
and stated he is looking forward t o working with the Commission, and urged
the mE: mbers to pass comments . on to him.
�- 4 NEW BU.SI NESS:
Upon description of the improvements made to the property at two
locations in the Cityj which members feel should be commended, Messrs. Moore
and Callow~y were requested to write letters to the Commission describing
these property treatments, so that ACDC may in turn officially commend the
property owners.
hlembers of the Commission concur that if ACDC can commend where
commendation is due, and in consequence generate favorable publicity, it will
benefit both the City and ACDC.
Thereupon Mr. Muldawer stated he feels that as architectural reviews
are made by the Commission, ACDC should issue a statement to the press
listing the projects reviewed and the projects ACDC commends.
Hr. Muldawer further sug gested that the chairman write, at the
request of the members pr e sent, a letter to the Mayor stating our support
to the Mayor's Housing Program, volunteering ACDC assistance, and also stating ACDC 1 s concern about the quality of the houses.
Chairman Cooper brought up that the end of the present Commission
term is coming up, and members concurred that nomination for ne w members
should be fro m the floor or by secret ballot, rather than b y a nominating
c omm itte e.
Membe r s also concu r that the new Commission should s e lect its
own chairman.
The Chairman as ked if members feel t hat t he Commission should
recommend to the Mayor s ubstitution or re- a ppointments, and it wa s brought
out that the ordinance states that members shall not be appointed for
�-ssuccessive terms.
Chairman Cooper stated lhat
he
feels Mayor Allen will
cooperate with the Commission's recommendations.
Members present agreed to omit the December 22 meeting.
ACDC meeting will be January 12, 1967.
The me e ting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m.
Ann Butler
Recording Secretary
The next
�November 21, 1966
Mr . Samuel Inman Cooper
Cooper - Barrett..SkinnerW oodbury & Cooper, Inc.
501-507 Henry Grady Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sam:
Your propo ed letter to the Board of Aldermen
certainly ·o\Ulds fine to me. I would not sugge t
any changes.
Sincerely your ,
Ivan Alle11, Jr.
M ayor
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�COOPER· BARRETT· SKINNER·WOOOBURY· &· COOPER
INCORPORATED
ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS
501-507 HENRY GRADY BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORG I A
SAM ' L INMAN COOPER , F.A.I.A.
FORMERLY
JOSEPH W. COOPER, A.I.A.
GEO . DICKEY BARRETT, A.I. A.
JAMES L . SKINNER , JR., A.I.A.
JULIAN T.W OODBURY, A.I.A.
CODPER,BONO & COOPER , INC .
November 18, 1966
Hon. Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Enclosed is my draf't of the letter suggested
by you to the Board of Aldermen. The purpose
is self explanatory.
Because our Design Commission believes that
the proposed model would contribute greatly,
over the years, to the growth and guided
development of the do-wn-town area, and because we know you share with the Commission
their hopes for improvement in the future
character of this area, we both understand
and appreciate your past help and your
future cooperation in this project.
Any comments concerning the draf't will be
welcomed -- I hope to mail out a final copy
about December first.
Sincerely yours,
SAM ' L INMAN COOPER
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ATLANTA,
SAMUEL INMAN COOPER, F.A.I.A., CHAIRMAN
JOSEPHS. PERRIN , VICE-CHAIRMAN
MRS. ALVIN M. FERST, SECRETARY
HALL
GEORG IA
30303
November 3, 1966
HARRY J, BA L DWIN , A.S. L, A.
ORBIE BOST I CK, P , E.
W, L, CALLOWAY
JA M ES H. DODD
JOHN C. GOULD
JULIAN HARR I S , A .I .A,
GEORGE H EERY, A . I . A .
MRS. E D IT H HENDERSON, A.S .L, A,
H, K ING MCCA I N, P. E .
J. B EN MOORE
PAUL M UL DAWER, A . I. A ,
JOHN PORTMAN, A .I .A.
Hon orable Ivan Allen, J r.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
My dear Ivan:
S ome weeks a g o ( October 6) the Atl anta Civic Design Commission repl i ed
to y our correspondence conc erning a projected mem ori a l t o Secretary
of State Dea n Rus k .
Our reply expressed ful l concurrence with and a p proval of the basic
conce p t.
It also stated tha t should the Commission later r e ac h conclusions as to th e type an d loc a tion of s uch a me morial , it wo u ld so
in f orm y ou.
At its last me e t i n g , on Octob e r 27, the Co mmission p assed t he f oll ow in g
resolution:
RESOLVED
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Th a t the Atl anta Civi c Des i gn Co mm i ss ion re co mmen d s a memoria l p ossibly a fountain and / or a piec e of scul ptur e - be loc a t e d in
Cap itol S quare P laza, and that th e desi g ner of th i s s quar e be
d ire c t e d to do s o i n s u c h a manne r as to e mp h asize t he Rusk
Memorial as i t s ma i n fea tur e . 11
The Commission f u r t her recommend s t he c h anging of the name of the
relocated Lee S t reet School in t he West End Urban Renewal Project to
t he Dean Rusk Schoo l , a s a n a d d itio nal rec o gn iti o n of t his national l y
known Georgian.
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
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November 3, 1966
A copy of this letter is b e in g s e nt to t he committee handling the
developme nt of Ca p itol Square Plaza, in the h ope that they will concur
in the recommendations of the Atlanta Civic De sign Commission, and
will implement these su gg estions accordin g ly.
Sincerely yours,
ATW LN CO MMISSIO N
S am 1 1 In man Coop e r , F.
Ch a i rm an
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ATLA NTA CIVIC DESIG N CO MMI SS ION
OCTOBER 27, 1966
Th e r eg ul a r mee tin g of t he Atlanta Civic Design Com mission wa s h e ld Thur s da y ,
Octob e r 27, at 2 p. m., in Com mitt ee Room #4, City Hall, with th e fo llo wing
me mbe rs pr ese nt:
Sam 1 1 Inm a n Coop e r, Ch a irm a n
Jos e ph S. Pe rrin, Vice-Chairman
John C. Gould
Julian Ha rris
George Hee r y
J. Ben Moor e
Paul Mulda we r
Gu es ts present:
Eric Harkn ess , City Pla nnin g De pt.
Frank G. Eth e rid ge
Pe t e r R . Norris & Morris A . Hall; Hall & Norris, Architects
~inut es of t he October 13 mee tin g we r e approved.
CHA IRMAN ' S REPOR T:
Cha i rman Coo pe r r e ad th e fo llo 1ing:
(1)
Le t t e r d a t e d Oc t ob e r 2 5 fr om r~a yo r I v a n A 11 e n r e
Citi es " Progra m, and ACDC 1 s r ep l y to the Mayor;
(2)
Le tt e r written to Mr. Eric Harkness of th e P l a nnin g Dept. r e ACDC 1 s
r e com me ndation on rehabilitation of P i edm ont Park, as r equ e ste d at
th e Octob er 13 mee tin g. Le tt e r was appr o ved as writt e n.
(3)
Le t t e r from Hon . Sam Masse ll, Jr., Pr e sident of Boa rd of Aldermen,
in r e p l y to ACDC 1 s l et t e r of Oct ob e r 20 r e amendment to th e ord in a nc e
cr eating ACDC.
II
De mo n s tr a ti on
DEA N RUSK CO MMEMORAT IVE:
Mr. Frank G. Etheridge, a member of th e
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Wes t End Gang,
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th e gro u p
wh ich suggested a comm e morative to De an Rusk, met with the Commission to
discuss this matter.
Hr. Etheridge stated that his grou p favors as an
appropriate commemora tive to Mr. Rusk, a mem or i al in Capitol Square Plaza,
and a lso the r e naming of the Lee S tre et Sc hool for Mr . Rusk.
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Mr. Mo.a-re brought out that Mr. Edgar E. Schukraft had sta ted that
Lhe Wes t
End Businessmen's Association was hoping for the renaming of the
Le e Street School an d also a memorial in the shopping center to b e erected
on the old .Le e Stre e t Sch.ool site.
With the
Commi ss ion' s concurrence that a mem orial in Ca pitol Squ are
Plaza, rather than the shopping c e nter, w ould be more appropriate,
the
following ~ otion was approved:
"Tha t
ACDG r e commends a memorial . to th e Honorable Dea n Rusk b e located i n
Capitol Sq uar e Plaza, an d that th& Qesi g ner of Cap itol Square be dire cted
to design th e squar e in such a vrny as
to make a memorial to Mr. Rusk the
main feature."
It was r e qu e sted tha t
a copy of the May or's let t e r
requestin g an
o pini on of ACD C r e Rusk co mmemorativ e b e for warde d wi t h the r ecommendation
to the c om mitt ee h a ndlin g the Ca p itol Squar e P l aza .
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He ery mad e
the follo win g motion, wh ic h wa s passed :
"'.!:'ha t
AC DC corr es pond with Ma y or All e n and a dvis e him that this Commissi - ;)
fee l s
tha t a publicly s pon s or e d me morial of Dea n Rusk in a s ho pp in g c e nt er
would b e ina p propri a t e .
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S UBMI SS IO N OF MODE L:
Messrs . Ha ll a n d Nor ris , archite cts , submitt e d f or ACDC 1 s
a mod e l
of North s i de Hi g h School a d? iti o n, i nc ludin g gym na s iu m.
r e view
Memb ero
high l y p r aised t he mo de l , a n d expres s e d ap pr e ci a tion to Mes sr s. Ha l l a nd
Norris for
t h e ir presen t a t i on.
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Th e follo wing motions were passed:
(1)
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That a letter b e written to the School Board commendin g this design
of the addition to the school, and commendin g the archit e cts for the
use of a study model and specifically for including the model as
part of their presentation to the Commission."
(2)
"ACDC furth e r recommends
materials
to th e S chool Board that in the futur e
on buildin g additions match the e xisting materials of the
building."
(3)
"That the form l et ter to be for wa rded to Hall & Norris, Architects,
thanking
them for submitting their proj e ct for review, also include
ACDC 1 s prais e of this mod e l."
REPORTS OF CO MMITTE ES :
Committee
(a)
Mr. Mulda we r, chairman, report e d that
rec e iv e d.
Committ ee
(b)
(c)
- Perr i n, chairm a n
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Portman, chairman
No report
Cammi tte e
( d)
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Moor e, cha irman
No rep ort
Committee
(e)
- Dodd, chairman
No report
submissions h a ve been
He will r e vi ew and report at the next meeting.
(finish e d)
Commit tee
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Committee on% for Arts - Perrin, chairman
Committee has not met to determine a percentage of construction
costs to be allocated to allied arts
Committee on Urban Beautification Program - Harris, chairman
Mr. Gould stated that Nfr. Ellsworth Doresky, Community Planner
for Housing & Urban De velopment, wa s unable to attend the meeting
today, but he would like to appear at the next meeting.
At that
time, Mr. Gould hop es to hear how we might get assistance in a
visual survey of Atlanta
Mr. Harris stated that the committee is at the point where it
com e s down to money, and that perhaps funds can be made available
through the
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Pr ogram.
Arrangements will be
made for this committ e e to meet wit h Mr. Eric Harkness to revie w the
Urban Beautification plan.
Terminus Committee - Mulda we r, chairman
Mr . Muldaw e r stated that Mayor Allen was taken on a tour of this
underground ar e a .
Mr. Perrin read to the Commission certain sections
of a l e tter Mr . Mulda we r sent the Ma y or, outl ining thou g hts what
this d e vel opme nt coul d do.
Mayor All e n has a nswered
iav~ra"'T:>fy
to
th e idea, and has no objections to the committ ee movin g ahead with
publicity of t his de ve lo pment.
A newspaper a rticl e on the un dergro un d d eve lopme nt written by Mr.
Reese Cleghorn and published in the Atlanta
Journal on October 26,
was passed around to members present for th eir review.
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Committee on Scale Model, Portman, chairman
Chairman Coop e r reported that he and Mr. Portman met with Mr.
~ illiam M. Eichbaum, a model maker from Delaware, to discuss a model
of Atlanta.
A folder showing some of Mr. Eichbaum•s models in
Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Houston, etc., was reviewed by members.
Mr. Eichbaum had been informed that ACDC would want a model with
removable sections, representing Atlanta as it is, and might be
confined to the follo wing boundaries:
Atlanta Stadium on the south;
Sears on Ponce de Leon on the east;
North Avenue on the north;
Spring Street on the west
Mr. Eichbaum state d that he could probably provide a model at
a scal e of 50 1
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at an approximate cost of $ 175 to $ 200 per
squar e foot of model.
CoE1_::i.itte e on_ _!2~nn e r Me eting - Portman, chairman
Me ssrs. Coo pe r and Perrin gave the follo win g details of meeting with
Mr. Portman:
(1)
C0 mm itt e~ ~- f ee ls it would b e useful to have Mr. Justin Herman,
membe r of staff of Urban Renewal in San Francisco, come to
Atlanta to sp e ak at the proposed dinner ;
(2)
There a r e no problems in financin g th e a ffa ir , wh ich should b e
h e ld i n pr op er a t mosphere a n d plac e so as to attract pe op l e who
are in vit e d a nd gi ve mea nin g to t h e qualit y of the aff air;
(3)
Committee recommends an invita ti on lis t o f appr oximately 1002 0 0 pe op l e , including ACD C, Ma y or Al l en and
the Boar d of Alder-
men, city department head s , leader s hip of business a s sociations,
and other people involved in the development of Atlanta;
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(4)
No date and time were ascertained, but February, 1967, was
named as a possibility.
Committee on Plannin g Dept, - Bald win, chairman
No report
Committe e on Communication - Ferst, chairman
No report
The me e ting was adjourne d at
Ann Butl e r
Recordin g Se~reta~y
4:30 p.m.
�October 26, 1966
Mr. Paul Muldawer
Chainnan, Terminus Committee
Atlanta Civic:: Design Commission
Muldawer and Patterson
Suite 103 - 75 Eighth Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30309
Dear Paul:
Thank you for your letter of October 24th expressing
your interest in the potential in developing the under ground area of Atlanta.
Thi has considerabl merit and the city will cooperate
with you within the limitation of avaUabl funds.
Keep up the good work..
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, .Jr.
Mayor
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October 24, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Please accept my apologies for missing the meeting between you and the Atlanta Civic
-Design Commission committee to study the potential of the 11 Atlanta Underground", fo r
which I feel so strongly. I had been looking forward to seeing you and expressing my
ideas on the project, but communication became confused when the original meeting
date was changed.
I believe the restoration and reactivation of this area will help make Atlanta one of the
unique and excit ing urban are a s in the country . It can :
1.
Provide a historic area, which At lanta is lacking .
Philade lphia's Independence Mall gene rates $400 , 000 , 000 a year
2.
Give the city a tou rist a t traction se cond to none .
St. Louis has "Gasligh t Square "
Chi cago has "Old Town "
New O rlea ns has t he "Lat in Quarter"
Los Ange Ie s has "Ports O Ca 11 "
Nash vii le has II Printe r 's A ll e y 11
3.
Provide a n exc iting, a ll- weather e nte rta inment and restaurant c enter fo r loca l
businessmen a s wel I as tourists .
It is convenient to down town, inc lud ing Rich 's, First Nationa l Bank, Georgia
State Col lege , the G overnmenta l Center, the Stadium , and motels in the
But ler Street area .
It will support conven t ion faci lit ies
It can have an unique atmosphere day or nig ht
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
October 24, 1966
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The Underground could be transformed into a place of fantasy and excitement offering a
wide variety and choice of activities. There could be restaurants, saloons, night clubs,
gift shops, gourmet shops, antique shops, one-of-a-kind shops, studios, galleries and
sma II theatres. There cou Id be a complete restoration of the Victorian store fronts and
interiors, horsedrawn surries, gas Iights, cobblestone streets, pol icemen in old-time costumes, an old-time steam engine on the tracks could be used as a restaurant, and more .
The city can assist in:
supporting the idea,
taking action to declare this area a historic area, thus controlling design,
including the area as part of the city beautification program and possible
urban renewal program.
The city could provide public improvements in order to spark private enterprise to do the
. bulk of the development.
After Reece Cleghorn's editorial was published, we received a rash of calls and letters,
including individuals who wanted to invest in this project. Enclosed is some correspondence indicating the interest already gene rated.
We fee l that this project would be good fo r the ci ty fi nancially as well as image wise . It
has g rea t popula r appeal and could be accomplished relatively inexpensively and in a short
pe riod of time .
We hope you will give this idea your full consideration and support.
furthe r assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call .
Si nce re ly,
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Pa u I Mu ldawer
Chairman, Te rmin us Comm ittee
At lanta Civic Desig n Commission
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HON ORARY CH A/R iv/ AN
MAYO R IVA N ALLEN , JR .
PRESI DE-N i
T. M. M I LLE R
VI C E PR !: SIDENT
C AR LING DINK LE R, J R.
Mr . Paul Muldawer
VI C E PRE SIDEN T
900 Peachtree Street, N. ·E.
C H ARLES J. TUC KER
VI CE PRESID ENT
Atlanta, G e orgi a
C EC I L S. SE M ?LE
VI CE PRESID EN T
W . J . YOHANNAN
TREASU RER
G ARN ETi A . C A RTER
EXEC UTI VE VI C E PRESIDENT
JA M ES W . HURST
DIR EC TO RS
JAM ES H . ALD REDG E
WI LL IAM BARTHOCO MAY
RA LPH A . BECK
D. 0. BEUS SE
O BY T. BR EWER
G EO RGE BRO DNAX . J L
Dear Mr . Muldawer:
With great interest I read ·M r. Reese Cleghorn's recent arti cle
in the Atlanta Journal entitled 11 0ur Underground City. 11
The Atlanta Convention Bureau i s engag ed in the purpose of
bringing convention - holqing g roups to Atlanta and servicing them
after the selection of our city. We compete in this activity with
seventy -five other cities, and the revenue to Atlanta is about
$4 5 million as an annual result of conventions meeting here.
WIL LI AM F-. BUTTREY
G EO RGE J . C OTSAK IS
JOSEP H C RO C Y
OV I D DA VIS
DANNY DE M ET RY
FRA NK A. EIDSO N
MILTO N G . FAR RIS
JAC K F. GLENN
DON ELLIOT HEA LD
WILLIAM T. KNI GH T
C HAR LES H. LEFTW ICH
DAVI D N . M EYER
FRED 8. M OO RE
ED WAR D J. NEGR I
C LAU DE A . PETT Y, JR .
W e are presently selling Atlanta as the new , dynamic, enthusi astic city in America with new facilities -- both hotels and exhibit
halls. Most national convention g roups have not met in Atlanta,
and they are interested in convening in our city. The results of
bringing a convention delegate to Atlanta are, of course, most
visible and tangible i n the imme diate downt ow n area. The dele gate sp e nds most of his money in the downtown area; h owever,
the p e rsons hired in the store s, restaurants, hotels, motels, and
nightclubs to serve convention delegates spend most of their
money in the nei ghborhoods.
CH AR LES A. RAW SO N, SR.
M. 0. RYAN, J R.
ED W AR D D. SM ITH
RANK IN M . SMI TH
ROBERT L. SOMM ERVI LLE
RICH AR D E. STE RN E
LUTHER SWEN SSO N
JA C K TA RVE R
A ll citi e s s ell th e ir facilities , loc a tion, and commu nity activities
and i nt e r e sts to convention g r oup s; and th e y a r e succ es sful for
various r easons. We feel Atlanta is succes sful bec au se w e are
n ew, and w e ex p e ct to r e ach $ 100 million s pent her e e a ch y e ar
by conve ntion dele gates by the y e a r 1 97 0.
W. H. TH O MAS, J R.
KILIAEN TOWNS EN D
CHARLES J. TU C KER , JR.
MOSE C . TURMAN
ADVI SORY COM/vl / TTEE
H. L. EBERSOLE
EDGAR J . FORI O
VI RGIL MILTON
M. M. 0 '5ULLIVAN
FREEMAN STRICKLAN D
A. L. ZACHRY
In a few y ears the newne ss of Atlanta wi ll no l on g er exi s t due t o
the fa c t that many national and region al c onvention groups wi ll
h ave met h e re in our city. W e will be looking for s~meth ing
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Mr. Paul Muldawer
Septe mber 27, 1966
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new and different to talk about so that p eople will want to come to Atlanta.
New York h as Greenwich Village; St. Louis has Gas Light Square; and
Chicag'o has Old Town. None of these areas are within walking distance of
downtown. If the old store fronts were restore d and a unique transportation
system like horse and buggy or street c ars wer e utili zed, a new dimension
would be added to Atlanta, creating a great new inte r est in our city and
certainly drawing not only loc al pe ople, but visitors t o the d owntown area.
Because of the new dimension the development of the underground city would
give t o Atlanta and because we would thus have a new sales tool, the Atlanta
Convention Bureau would certainly be wholeheartedly in favor of further
exploration of this idea by the Civic Design Commission.
Sincerely,
uJ. ~
Hurs t
Exe cutive Vice President
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cc: Mr. Reese Cleghorn
Mr. T. M. Miller
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5196 O XBO W ROAD - SMO KERIS E
STONE M O U TAI N, G EO RG IA 30083
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October 14 , 1966
Mr. Paul Muldawer, Architect
900 Peachtree Street, N~ E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Muldawer, I had intended writing you before now but, having
been out of the city guite a bit recently, my correspondence has
suffered.
Reese Cleghorn 1 s editorial, 11 Will Ghost Streets of Atlanta Live Again? 11
was more than casually interesting to me. The fact is, I've walked
and driven the alle ys of our underground city many times and have
a l ways wonde red why t heir potential has n ot yet been exploited.
Whe n con v enjent w ith y o u, I would be ext rem e ly inter e s te d i n delving
into this as a possible investment opportunity - either individually or
as part of a group. With this in mind, I am wondering if you would be
kind enough to g ive me a call (4 82 _- 8811). In the event I am out, plea se
a sk for m y s e cr e t a ry, Mrs. Betty Nuckolls, who can g ener a lly r each
m e within a fe w hour s.
M a ny t hanks in advance for your coop e ration, and looking f orwa rd to
hearing from you, I am
Ever e t t H. D a vid son
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The Atl;;:nta Jotu:niill
10 ?crsyt1 St. Bldg .
Atl~nta, Georgia
Re:
Our U ,de,:-qround Ci'i:.y
Dec::ir Sil.:':
Nr . Clegho:rn 's GJrticle which appec:ired September 21,
titled "Our Underground c· ...y" n:ce~ents a i.·ronder "'" ul idciJJ
for x~cotablis .ing an area ~n,ich c ould uniquoly represent t-\tlanta I s past while at the Si;Ji!le tiri~e establishing
a touri st att~uction for the :uture o
As a native tl~ntan this area h ~s al~ays nt igued rae .
It is a s_ urr:e th""t the l ower level of the Old Kir:iball
House, 'li"hich ucis across the rail:;:-oad from the az-ca under
discussion, had to be removed as it could have cont
buted greQtly to such a program ..
This ia ce.:t.ziinly a ·w orth while project th.:it could me n
much to our City O s fu·curc and could go a long way toward reclaL.'ni~g the rea involv£a ~ I ce~~uinly hope
that rr o ~-lulda;wcr will be able· to sell .chis progrc:m to
The City ~.,athers ;;:Jnd m sure than: the mujor i:y of
Atlantans ,,1ould apprcci te t he Atlant l~ewspapers con-
tinued sup or
of this project.
WHR/rd
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.M r .. Paul Muldawer
Muldaier & Petterson
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The Eclitors : I read with interest Reese CJccrhorn's column of September 21 on the
possibility of r estoring a part
of ;'underground Atlanta" in
the lower Wall Street-Alabama
Street arc· .
While the idea is intriguing
and does indeed have merit,
I think we must also consider
the present and future needs
of Atlantans, especially in
the field of transportation. An
essential element of the plan
for r apid transit for the metropolitan Atlanta area is the
downtown T r a n s i t Center
where th e :North-South and
E ast-West Lines would cross,
one over the other, and allow
passengers to transfer between Jines. The only feasible
location for Transit Center is
in the a r e a referred to as
"underground At I ant a" or
"the railroad gulch." At the
present time engineers for the
Metropolitan Atlanta R a pi d
Transit Authority are conducting an active and detailed
study of the area, which tepresents possibilities for the
saving of hundreds of millions
of dollars in construction of
subways nd Transit Center.
In addition, th e proposed
1967 program of MART.A includes a corridor imp a ct
study, which will b ·ing into
perspective all of the Jongrange plans of the metropolitan area,· including those
plans for schools and colleges,
streets and highways, urban
renewal, urban design, land
use and zoning, a n d public
and private development programs. The course of this
study will very definitely involve lengthy discussions with
the Civic Design Commission
and Paul Muldawer, looking
toward the development of the
old streets for the best possible service to all of Atlanta
and its surroundings and citizens.
By closely coordinating all
our efforts, we can achieve
the best combination of historical restoration, entertain- .
ment, tourism, and efficient
transportation.
H. L. STUART
General Manager
Metropolitan Atlanta
Rapid Transit
Authority.
Atlanta.
5- PTEMBER 27, 1966
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�?.' INUTES
ATLANTA CI VIC DESIGN CO MHI .S S I ON
OCTOBER 13, 1966
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic De sign Commission was held Thursda y ,
October 13, at 2 p.m., in Committe e Room #4, City Hall, with the follo wing
members present:
Sam 1 1 Inman Cooper, Chairman
Josephs. Perrin, Vice-Chairman
Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, Secretary
Harry J. Bald win
W. L. Calloway
James H. Dodd
Mrs, Edith He nderson
H. King McCain
J. Ben Moore
Paul Mulda we r
Minutes of the Septe mber 22 me e ting were ap proved.
REPORTS OF OFFICERS:
Chairman:
(1)
Read letter dated Octobe r 6 to May or Allen re Dean Rusk Me morial
(2)
Read letter dated October 6 to City department heads re submission
of proj e cts for revi ew in early sta ges
(3)
Re ad dr a f t of l e tt e r to b e s e nt to th e Boar d of Ald e r me n, pe nd i n g
ap pr oval of t he Co mmiss ion , re a men d men t to orig in a l ordi na nc e.
Mr . Perri n' s motion to adopt the l et t e r a s writt e n was c arried.
(4)
An no unc e d t hat Mr . Ell sw or th Do resky , Communi ty Pl a nn er f or
Ho using and Urba n Dev e l opme nt, wi ll meet with the Commission on
Oc to ber 27
( 5)
Reprin t of
11
w·est End Story " fr om t he Atlanta l!agazine was passed
around to members present for th eir review
(6)
Distributed new listing of ACDC 1 s sub-committees
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
Committee ( a)
Mr. Muldawer, chairman, stated that three (3) submissions have been
received.
He will review and report at the next Commission meeting.
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Mr. Perrin, chairman, stated he gave a report to the Commission
r e cently on the Capitol Square Plaza, and has no continued reference.
Committee handling "allocation of percentage of construction costs to
allied art"
I,'. r. Perrin, chairman, reported that the eommittee is in agreement that
an allocation of percentage for art is a good idea.
They have done
research and have found many cities which have a percentage for art,
and thes e cities, w ith one exception, are in favor of Atlanta having
such a program.
He further stated that the committee has not deter-
mined what the percentage will be, but will try to bring a proposal
for percentage in writing to the next meeting.
11
Terminus Committee"
Mr. Mulda wer, chairman, reported that
walked through the "old city" area.
he and Mr. Perrin had met and
More letters have been received
supporting this deve lo pmen t, including a letter from the Atlanta
Convention Bureau.
Mrs . Ferst has arrang ed for the committee to meet
with Mayor Allen, and also the Art Director and Editor of the Atlanta
Magazine.
At Mr. Mul dawer 's request, Chairman Coo per appointed Mrs.
Ferst to serve on the committ ee.
UNF I NI S HED BUSINESS:
In pursuance with the Mayor's req u est for the Commission to render an
o pinion as to an appropriate locatio n for a commemorative for the Honorable
Dean Rusk, S ecretar y of State,
were offered:
the following suggestions and/or opinions
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(1)
Renaming the Lee Street Elementary School, which Mr. Rusk attended,
and which is being moved to a new location in Nes t End, the
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Rusk School. 11
(2)
Mr. Perrin su gge sted that the Capitol Park committee be approached
with the proposal that a memorial in Capito l Park be dedicated to
Mr . Rusk.
(J)
Mr. McCain sug gested that a pe rmanent sculpture be placed in ·Piedmont
Park, which i s across from Boys High, which Mr. Rusk also attended.
(l.i)
Mr. Bald win stated he is in sympathy with the sug gestion of Mr. Edgar
S chukraft who met with th e Commission on September 22 and ur ged it
to consider a Rusk memorial in the sh oppi n g center mall which will
be erected on th e old Le e Street School site.
Mr. Bald win fe els such
a commemorative wo uld help lift up part of th e West End area.
He
a lso fe e ls that r e na min g th e school woul d accomp lish th e same thin g ~
(5)
Mr . Moore was r eques t ed to appr o ach Mr. Schukraft to s ee wh a t his
reacti on would be if the Commiss ion should recommend renamin g t he
Lee S treet S chool for Mr. Rusk, rath e r than a memorial in t he sho p ping
c e nter ma ll.
NEW BUS INESS:
Mr. Perri n stated tha t th e Ci ty Pla nnin g Department is doin g a st udy
of r ehabi l i t ation at Pie dmont Park, and h e prop osed the follo wing recommenda tion to the Plannin g Department for study :
11
That plans for rehab ilitating Piedmont Park includ e appropriate
bandshell or basic stage facilities; as many political rallies, high
school bands, y outh concerts, Band of Atlanta concerts, Atlanta Arts
�- 4 Festival, and other ma jor ev e nts are h e ld ther e which ad d to the
cultur a l
development of the City.
11
Chairman Cooper was requested to dr a ft such a
letter to Mr. Eric Harkness
of th e P lannin g De p a r t me n t.
Mr. Bald win st a ted th a t
Mr. Da n Kay wa s employed by the City to make
studies of a performin g art cent e r
in Pied mont Park.
Th is study
is owned
by the City and includes be a utiful sketches, which should contribute to
future studies.
Mrs. Ferst sug g est e d that the Commission se e k from Mr.
Har k ness further information on thi s subject, and wheth e r
i t is pro p osed
to im p l e ment i t t h rou g h the Urban Rene wal Pro g ram.
Mr. Ca llo way brou g ht u p th e matt e r
of th e small parcels of lan d left
t h r ou gh out the Ci ty b y th e Hi g h way and Urban Ren ew al Pro grams.
The Co mm is-
si on d iscuss e d th e fe a sibility of the City ac q uiring t h es e sit es for th e
, _ _ " , "p ment of sm a ll p a r ks .
An en su in g di s c u ssion was h e ld durin g which me mb e r s a g r ee d th a t ACD C
shou l d h e lp in s ti ga t e pro p os e d de ve lo p me nt s with w hic h it i s conc e r ned ,
ra t her t han b e in f o rme d a t
i nvo l ve more pe o p l e
of
ou r
p ro gr am ,
a l a t er
conc er n e d a b o u t
Mr . Mu l d a we r
sta ge of d e v e lo pme nt.
e nviro nme nt, and
In ord e r
get the i r
to
su pp o rt
made th e f o l l owin g r e comm e nd a tio n, whi ch was
approved:
(1)
To li st the i mpor t ant c ivi c g rou ps,
garden c lu bs, and any appropriate
gr o up c oncerned;
(2)
Invite these people to a meeting and t e ll what our Comm i ssion does;
ask them to a pp oint a committee in their organization to receive,
discuss and sup p ort our program, and get
their o wn proposals;
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(3)
Continu e this type communication with all these g rou ps
to es tablish
a basis f or communic a tion.
The follo win g committee wa s ap p oint ed to e stablish the impl e mentation
p ro g ram for communication:
Mrs. Fers t
Mrs. Henderson, Co-chairman
Mr. Mulda wer, Co-c hairman
The motion was made and approved to om i t
the November
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mee ting
of ACD C.
Mr. Bald win stated that h e has
noticed maybe 30-50 ne w buildin gs
b e in g construct ed in th e c e ntral bu s iness district, and is amaz ed how th e
Commis s ion i s bypassed and
He f ee l s
t ake n so li gh tly wh a t
that l eg ally AC1 C s houl d stop the is s u a nc e of b uildin g p e rm i ts
prio r · to the
p roj e ct bein g rev i ewed by th e
Attorney shoul d be co ntacted to t ake
Mr.
is supposed t o b e l ega l.
Comm ission, and th at
th e City
s uch action.
Cooper stated that h e r e co mmended postp on ement of g oin g to the
City Attorn ey, but h e woul d se e Mr.
~ afford, Bui l ding Insp e cto r,
n ext
Thur sday morning a nd ask him why and what is ha ppe nin g .
Mr.
th a t
Mulda we r was r eques t e d to announce a t
th e n ext A .I . A . meeting
th e ne w amendment to the ordinan c e a s r eq u ested, wi l l requir e
prel i minaries be submitted for revie w by th e Commiss ion ,
the letter mai l ed in June to all local architectura l
The meeting wa s adjourned at 3:50 p.m.
An n But ler
Recording Se cretary
that
i n accordanc e with
off i c es.
�CITY
ATLANTA,
HALL
GEORGIA
30303
SA MUEL IN MAN C O O PER, F. A .I. A . , CHA I RM A N
J OS E P H S. PE R RI N , VIC E - C HA I RM A N
MR S. ALV IN M. F ER ST , S E CRE T ARY
October 6, 1966
HARR Y J. B A LD W I N , A. S . L . A.
ORB I E
B O STI CK, P . E .
W . L , CALLOWA Y
J AM ES H. DODD
JOH N C. GOULD
J UL I A N
HARR I S , A . I. A .
GEORGE HEERY , A. I .A .
MRS . ED I T H H EN DE RSON, A . S .L .A .
H. K I NG MCC A IN , P . E .
J. BEN MOORE
PA UL MU LD AWER , A. I .A.
JOHN POR T MA N,
A. I. A .
Hon. I van All en, Jr.
Mayor
Ci t y of Atlanta
Re Dean Rusk Memoria l
My dear Mayor Allen:
Re cently you r e f erred the le tter written you on September 8 by Mr. Frank
G. Ethridge , and your rep l y t here to , to t he Atlant a Civi c Des i gn Commi ssion for recommendat i ons c oncerning the proposa l , suggested by Mr .
Ethr i dge, of a commemorat i ve memorial to the Honorable Dean Rusk , u. S.
Secret-ary of State.
At i ts meet i ng of September 22, the Commission r eviewed the correspondence
s ent it, and concurred in the following statements:
(1) That it looks with fav or on t he s uggestion offered by Mr. Ethridge,
and fe e ls that a local memorial . to such a worthy and prominent
Ge orgian wou l d be of defi n i te c i vi c interes t and benefi t;
(2)
Tha t as yet the Commi ssion i s not prepa r ed to r e commend either a
specific type of memoria l, nor an exa c t loca t ion f or same. (In this
connection, the naming of ei t her "Capitol Plaza" Park, or the socalled "Ugly Triangle" at Spring Street and Carnegie Way, for Mr.
Rusk was proposed. Also some prominent and focal site adjacent to
the present location of the Lee Street School, which Mr. Rusk formerly
attended, and which is to be moved to another l ocation within the
area of the West End Renewal Project, was disc ussed. Such a site for
a Rusk memorial might well be on the mall itself of the proposed
shopping center in this project, and consequently closely adjacent to
the site of the school at the time that Mr. Rusk attended it.)
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Page 2
October 6, 1966
(3)
That when and if the Commission can later establish a site and/or
a form of memorial which it considers appropriate, it will there L
after inform the Mayor of its opinions and its recommendations.
ATPL
Sincerely yours,
COMMISSION
Sam'l Inman Cooper, F ••
Chairman
SIC :ab
cc:
Mr . Frank G. Ethr i dge
�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION
SEPTEMBER 22 1 1966
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Ci v i c Design Commission was
held Thursday , September 22 , at 2 p . m., in Commi ttee Room #4 , City Hall ,
with the following members present :
Chairman Sam 1 1 Inman CoopEr, Vice-
Chairman Joseph S. Perrin , Mrs . Alvin M. Ferst _ Secretary; Messrs. Paul
Muldawer
Harry J . Baldwi n _ Julian Harr i s , _James H. Dodd , John C. Gould ,
and Mrs. Edith Henderson .
Guests were :
Messrs . Edgar E . Schukraft and
iri c Harkness .
Minutes of the September 8 meeting were approved .
Cha i rman Cooper read t o the Commi s si on c orrespondence between Mr .
Frank G. Ethri dge and Mayor I van Allen regard i ng a c ommemorat i ve i n Atlanta
t o the Honorable Dean Rusk , Secretary of State .
Mayor Allen referred thi s
matter to ACDC wi th the request that i t render a decis i on as t o a proper
+ocation for the propos e d c ommemor a t i ve .
The Chairman re ad a letter f r om the Ci t iz ens Advi sory Commit t ee f or
Ur ban Renewal rega rd i ng its th i rd quarterly meet i ng , a nd gave a bri e f
'. ..~mary of the meeting of the Urba n Beauti f i ca t ion Pr ogr am which he a tt ended
on Sep tember 15 .
Mr. J ohn Gould , ACDC 1 s of ficia l c on tac t wi th the Pl ann i ng De partment
on the Urban Bea ut i f i cat ion Program
re l ated his meeting with Mr. Eric
~arkness for a progress repor t of the Be a utification Pr ogram .
With the
concurrence of the Commission , Mr , Gould stated he will invite Mr . Ellsworth
Doresky ; Community Planner with the Housing and Urban Development , to meet
with the Commission .
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A report was given by Mr . Muldawer > ehairman of the c ommittee
handl i ng the develo pment of the "old city 11 area under Alabama Street
and hereafter referred to as the
11
Terminus Committee , 11
He stated that
Mr . Er i c Harkness had f o und no problems that would effect the underground
devel
o pment as far as the Ci t y i s c oncerned .





Mr . Muldawer further stated
that after discussing this propo sed development with Mr . Reese Cleghorn
o f the Atlanta Journal , the latter had written an edit orial on the "underground c i t y 11
,
which was p ubl is hed i n th e J o urnal on September 21
article was passed ar o und t o members present f or their review .
This
Mr . Muldawer
stated that he had on th i s date received several telephone calls in favor
of the idea .
gy
Mr . Perr i n s tated tha t h e wo uld like t o see this devel o ped
pr i vate enterpr is e ; i f p ossi ble , and feel s that Mr. J i m Townsend s hould
be pu rsu e d f or s ke tches t o ar o use p ubli c i nt e rest .
Me s srs . Mulda wer and
Perr in wi l l arrange t o mee t with Mess r s . Town s end and Danie l o f the At lan t a
Magazine fo r s a i d ske t c hes ,
In p urs uanc e wi th the Ma yor 1 s reque s t , th e Comm is s ion d is cuss ed
pos s ible l oca t ions f or the Dean Rusk c ommemorati v e.
It was b r o ught o u t
tha t si n c e Mr . Ru s k had a ttend e d the Lee S treet Eleme ntary Schoo l and
"
Boys High 1 these sites might tie in f or a poss i b l e l ocat ion ,
th
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Ug l y Tr i ang l e" t o Mr . Ru sk was a ls o sugg e s ted .
Ded icating
Th e Cha i rman was re-
qu es t ed t o wr i t e t h e Ma y or on b e h alf o f ACDC f a v or a bl y t o the comme mo rat i v e >
bu t wi t ho u t commi tt ing it s el f to a l o cation at t h e pr esent ti me ,
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The Chairman introduced t o t h~ Commission Mr . Edgar E . S chukraft ;
Chai r ma n o f the Urban Renewal Commit.tee f or t h e West End Project .
Mr .
Schukraft and the Commission rev iewed the devel o pments i n the West End
Renewa l Pr o ject , which was started in 1956 , and a publication dealing
with i t was d is tr ib u ted.
Upon Mr . Sch ukraf ti·s
r e qu es t f or the Commi ssion 1 s
o p i nions ; it was sugge sted t hat the development o f a design criteria
would be a good i dea f or West End .
ACDC feel s that there could be improve-
ments made gener al l y that would have a t o tal effect over the area ; rather
than block after bl ock o f rehab i l itation .
In regard to the Rusk c ommemor ativ e , Mr . Schukra ft stated that
the Lee Str e et El ementar y S choo l is being moved to a new locat ion : and a
shopp i ng center wi ll be e rected on the o ld scho ol site
He urged the
Commission to consider the shopping cent e r mall f or the locati on o f t he
mem or ia l .
On behalf o f ACDC , the Chai rman tha nked Mr. S chukraft f or h is
appe aranc e before the Commission .
Mr . Eric Harkness was welcomed t o the meeting .
At this point ) the Commission discussed t h e lack of s ubmissions o f
~rchitec tur~l plans f or review , as requested in the Commission 1 s l etter
of last June .
Mr . Baldwin made the motion f or the Chairman to write the
Ci ty department heads and urge their c ooperat ion in submit t ing plans i n
their preliminary s ta ges .
The motion was unanimously c arried .
The meet i ng was adj o urned at 4 p . m.
Ann But ler
Recording Secretary
�VI NUTES
ATLAN TA CI VIC DESI GN CO~M I S SIO N
AU GUST 25, 1966
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Desi g n Commission was held


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Thursday, Au g ust 25, at 2 p , m., in Committee Room
follo win g me mbers pres e nt:
Ba ld win,
Messrs. Sa m' l I. Coo p er, Chairman;
J. Ben Moore, Jame s
The minu te s
Cit y Hall, with the
Harr y J.
H. Dodd and Paul Mulda wer.
of the Au g ust 11 mee ting we re a pprove d .
Chairman Cooper rea d th e follo win g :
(a )
Letter to Mr. Eric Harkn e ss in repl y
to his letters of Aueust 3
and 16, re th e Urb a n Bea u tific a ti on P ro g r a m.
(b)
Letter from Mr.
John Gould, e xplaini ng his a b s ence at the Au g ust 25
and Septemb er 8 me etin gs .
as t he Co mmi s s io n ' s
W.r . Goul d a lso a ccept e d his appointment
off ici a l
cont a ct with Mr.
Ha rkness
on the
Bea u tifi c at ion Pr o gram .
Chairman Coop er an nounc ed tha t
on Sep t e mb e r 8 the Co mmission will
mee t w ith Metr o p o litan P l ann in g Co mm i s sio n in th e Glenn Bu i l d in g at 2 p . m.
The West En d Urban Rene wa l
ma y be a s ked
we l l
Proje ct was dis cu ssed .
As
t h e Commission
to re v ie w this project, Mr . Moore su gg ested th a t
it mi ght be
to ask Hr . Ed gar E . S chukr a ft t o meet with the Co mmiss i on.
Coo p e r r equ e sted Mr.
Moore
to cont ac t
Chairman
Yr. S chukraft an d invite hi m to the
S ep tem b er 22 mee tin g.
Cha i rma n Co o per related h i s
t e l ep hon e convers ati on wi t h Mr. Por t man
regarding the scale model of the down t own area.
s howing a 5-block area done at a scal e of
may possibly be shipped East for
50
A mode l
of San Francisco,
feet-1", and whi c h cost ,,.i l8,000
the . Commissi o n to see.
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Chairman Coo.per stated that he has been contac-t.ed by a.n -unme,n,t -ioned
party who proposed a future dinner,
possibly at the ttarriott,
to be spon-
sored by A.C.D.C., at which there would be brought in for talks certain
nationally renowned architects, city designers, etc.
certain department heads,
At said dinner,
Mayor Allen and the Board of Aldermen,
and other
interested parties would be invited, and t he sug g ester w ould pick up the
tab.
The chairman requested the Commission to form an opinion as
wh ether
this would be beneficial to
motion was made and
the Ci ty and A .C.D.C.
to
Whereupon the
carried app rovin g the ge neral idea, and the follo wing
committee was appointed to discuss details for
definite outline of
the
proposal and brin g before the Commission:
Portman,
Pe rrin
Coop er
chairman
The follo win g com mittee was appoi nte d to collaborate with the Planning
Department in activatin g the program for historic sites and structures in
the City:
Baldwin,
Ferst
McCain
The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.
Ann Butler
Recordin g Se cretary
chairman
�September 8 , 1966
Mr. Frank G . Etheridge
Title Building
Atlant , G orgia
Dear Tobe :
I am delighted to leai-n that consider
i - bein
given to proper <:onunemorative for the Ho ~able
D an Rusk, Secretary of State . 1 think th1
be mo t fitting u,. At! nt - nd l m pl
re working on it.
I am forwarding thi information to our Atlant Civic
D •1
Commi ion bleb ia well qualift d to :re er
an opini
s to th most ap opriate locatio •
Mr. Samuel Inman C opes- i the C
committee
by c:opy o! tbi letter I
a king b.1m
to fur · b ua the au e ti
of hi cor:nmi
• U
cei I
" t
b with you.
Sincerely yo
Alie • Jr.
lAJr/b,
CC: Mr. Samuel Inman Cooper

�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION
AUGUST 11, 1966
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was held
Thursday, August 11, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room
follo wing members present:


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City Hall, with the
Messrs. Sam 1 1 I. Cooper, Chairman;
Perrin, Vice-Chairman; Harry J. Baldwin, Julian Harris,
Joseph H.
John Portman, W. L.
Calloway, H. K. McCain, and Mrs. Edith Henderson~
Minutes of the July 28 meeting were approved.
Chairman Cooper read the following:
(a)
Form letter to be sent to architects thanking them for projects
submitted for review;
(b)
Letter to Mr~ Sweat.
This letter was read to the Commission two
weeks ago.
(c)
Letter to Mr~ Ernest Davis.
This letter was read to Vice-Chairman
Perrin over the telephone prior to being mailed.
(d)
Letter from Mr. Jack Delius regarding the Mozley Park Recreation
Center.
(e)
Letter from Mr . Eric Harkness dated August 3, 1966, stating that
Urban Beautification is progressing and also requesting a committee
be set up to work with him on this proje ct and attaching a list of
objectives.
This letter was passed ar ound to all members present
for their review.
Regarding the above letter and request for a committee, Chairman
Cooper suggested that Mr. John Gould be appointed as the Commission's
official contact with Mr. Harkness.
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The Commission discussed the availability of funds from the Fede ra l
Government for projects.
It was brou g ht out that while the City of Atlanta
did not have any funds and could not partici p ate in this pro g ra m,
they would
act as an agent for the Commission and mak e application to the Federal
Government for funds.
It was asked at this point if funds could be obtained
from private enterprise to begin a project, if this would in any way
jeopardize the application to the Federal Government.
Chairman Cooper
stated that the Commission was not q ualified to answer this question.
An
effort would be made to have an opinion rendered on this matter.
The Commission discussed the feasibility of having a sc a le model of
the do wntown area made.
It was unanimously agreed this w ould give a better
per spective as to what could be done in a given area and wh a t
would be whe n fi ni shed .
the results
Als o in dealing with owners of undeve lo ped p roperty,
it would enable the Commission to better expla in what they could do and how
it woul d look when it was finished.
The Commissio n then discuss ed ways
and means of acquirin g such a model.
Mr . Calloway s u ggeste d that maybe
Tech would be able to supply th e Comm iss ion with a model .
Mr . H.K. McC ain
suggested since his co mp any had such a model that was not being used at
the present time, he could ask th em if the Commission coul d use this model.
At
this point, Vice-Chairma n Perrin made a motion tha t
wi th thanks the use of
the scale mod e l
the Commission accept
owned by Finc h, Al exa nd er , Barnes,
Rothchil d and Pascha l, in th e event it is o ffere d.
This motion wa s
unanimously carried.
Mr. Perrin made a second motion
that the Chairman appoint a committee
to investigate ways and means of pro motin g , implementing and financing a
scale model of the central business district as a priority project for the
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Commission.
This motion was unanimously carried,
and Chairman Cooper
appointed a three man committee consisting of Mr. Perrin, Mr. Cooper, and
Mr. Portman as chairman.
The subject of the Gulf Oil trian g le at the intersection of the
Peachtree's was discussed and Mr. Portman provided to the Commission certain
information which was of definite interest to the members.
Members of the Commission revie wed the pla ns of the Simpson-Hightower
High School.
Plans f or the next meeting were discu s sed a s
t he Commission had an
appointment to meet at the Metropolitan Plannin g Commission with Mr. Glenn
Bennett .
However, due to the expected absence of several of the members,
Chairman Cooper was asked to contact Mr . Bennett and try to postpone their
meetin g until a l ater d ate .
The meeting was adj ou rned at 4:20 p.m.
Mrs. Gloria Keels
Recording Secretary
�MINUTES
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN COMMISSION
JULY 28, 1966
The regular meeting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was
held Thursday, July 28, at 2 p.m., in Committee Room
with the following members present:


4, City Hall,


Messrs. Sam 1 l I. Cooper, Chairman;
Joseph H. Perrin, Vice-Chairman; Paul Muldawer, Harry J. Baldwin,
Julian Harris,
John C. Gould, W. L. Calloway, J. Ben Moore, and Mrs.
Edith Henderson.
Minutes of the July
14
meeting were approved.
Chairman Cooper read the following:
(a)
Letters to be sent from A.C.D.c. to the City School Department
· and Parks Department regarding submissions reviewed by the Commission
on July
(b)
14.
The letters were approved as written.
Letter to A.C.D.C. from Mr. Dan Sweat, Director of Governmental
Liaison, regarding the Federal Urban Beautification Program.
The Commission discussed the possibility of promoting the develop -
ment of the "old City" area under the ·Alabama Street viaduct.
Chairman
Cooper appointed the following committee to look into possible means of
initia ting and financing such a pr ogram:
Mulda wer
Perrin
Harris
The Commission recessed at
2: 45
to the 7th floor for a review of
the City Planning Department presented by Messrs. Eric Harkness, Tom
Shuttleworth, and Collier Gladin.
While this meeting was both interesting
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and informative to all members of the Commission, yet these members were
disappointed to learn that the City Planning Department is devoting most
of its time, energy, and personnel to the development of statistics,
zoning, population densities, and of other factual data dealing with th a
City of Atlanta, and is not projecting any actual broad physical plannin c :
either for the City as a whole,
or for certain major areas thereof, such
as the central business district.
While this reaction indicated no criticism of the Planning Department, which obviously has neither the personnel nor the money to make
such personnel available, yet the A.C.D.C. does feel that such broad
planning should be undertaken, particularly in terms of the central down town area, and hopes that means can be found to initiate such comprehen sive considerations.
The meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m.
Ann Butler
Re cording Secretary
�MINUTES
ATLA NTA CIVIC DES I GN CO MMISSION
JULY 14, 1966
The regular me eting of the Atlanta Civic Design Commission was
held Thursday,
July
14,
at 2 p.m., in Committee Room
the follo wing members present:


4,


Cit y Hall, with
Chairman Sam'l I. Cooper, Vice-Chairman
Joseph H. Perrin, Mrs. Alvin M. Ferst, Secretary; Messrs. Paul Muldawer ,
Harry J. Baldwin,
Julian Harris, W. L. Calloway, H. King McCain, and Mr s.
Edith Henderson.
Guests were:
Mr. Eric Harkness, City Planning Depart-
ment; Mr. James P. Hudson, Planners & Engineers Collaborative; and Mr.
S. Jarvin Levison, Atty.
Minutes of the June 16 meetin g were approved.
Chair man Cooper presented a copy of the form letter to be sent
to a rchitects ackno wled g ing receipt of their submissions to be revie wed
b y A.C .D .C., a co py of which wi l l also be sent to the City Building
Inspector.
A roster has been s et up to record submissions, arc h itects
s ub mitting, date s r evie wed, etc.
Cha i rman Coop e r
in Denver .
reported on the AIA Convention he attended in· J ul y
He expresse d hi s vi e ws of De n v e r
i n g e ne ral , comme n ting o n
the u s e o f b r i dges c on necting buildin gs; rounded cu r bs at street co r n ers;
and part i cu l ar l y, the clean li ness of
the City.
Mr . Muldawer presen t ed and r eviewe d the d esign c r ite ri a and r e p o rt
of the Architectural Committee of A.C.D.C.
(C op i e s at t ached )
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The possibility of an ordinance re g ardin g over-hanging street
s ig ns was discussed.
Mr.
Harris was requested to bring any data h e may
have on the subject to the Au gust 11 meetin g , at which time the c h airman
wi l l appoint a committee to work with the City Planning Department in
drafting a proposed sign or d inance.
The follo wing motions were ap p ro v ed:
(1)
A .C .D .C. members will g o to t h e City P lan n in g De partment a ·t
the
July 28 meetin g for acquisition of kno wledge and background of
the department, what the y a re worki ng on, etc.
(2)
A. C .D.C. me mbers wi l l g o to the Metropolitan Pl a nn i ng Depa r t ment
in the Gl en n Bui ldin g at th e Au g u s t
25
me e tin g ,
if ag r e e a bl e wi th
ARMP C.
Work i ng dr awi n gs for the f ol l owi n g s ubm i s si ons we r e re vie wed
,)y A . C .D.C.:
(a )
Ad di tio n to Lakew ood Hei g h t s El e me nta ry S c h ool - Cunni ngha m &
Forehand, Ar c hite cts
(b)
Addition to Gideons Elemen t ary School -
Cu nningham & Forehand, Arch.
(c)
Mo zley Park Recreati o n Center - Dale & Smith, Arch.
Letters will be sent t o the a r chitects t hanking them for their
submissions.
Letters to b e sent to Atlanta S cho o l
Board and Parks Dept.
with A.C.D.C. comments and/or recommendations regarding submitted plans
wi ll be drafted by the chairma~ and presented at the next meeting.
�- 3 Mr.
James P. Hudson appeared before the Commission in regard to
preservation of trees on the 40 1 setback on commercial property.
Th e
Commission concurs with Mr. Hudson that some restrictions are needed
whereby a certain percentage of trees be left on the 40 1 setback.
Mr t:.
Edith Henderson, in collaboration with A.S.L.A. and the City Plannin g
Department, will draft a proposed tree ordinance and present at a fu tu : · ·
meeting.
Mr. Eric Harkness of the Planning Department, and Mr. S . Jarvin
Levison, attorney for Dr. Milton Smithloff, promoter of the Treemont
Apt. Bldg., requested the Commission's recommendation regarding the
r e zonin g of land on 14th Street for this hi gh-rise apartment.
The
follo wing motion wa s approved by the Commision:
"T HAT TH ROUGH THI S COMMI SS IO N
vrn
RE COMMEND THE CO NDITIONAL REZO NI NG
OF THAT S EC'l'IO N OF LAND BETWEEN 13TH AND 14TH S TREE TS , I N ORT·ER TO
PER MI T THE CONS Tnu C TIO N OF THE PROPO SED TREE MONT AP T . ' AS INDI CATE}")
ON PRELI MI NARY DRA WI NGS .
THI S HECO MY. EN DATION DOES NOT ATTE MP T TO
A PRE C"CDENT FOR FUTURE COMPA RABLE DE VELO PME NT.
Mr . Perrin prese nte d t he r ep ort o f
r e gar din g Ca p ito l
mi nu tes of
11
the mee tin g of Comm it t ee
Park a nd " pe rc e ntage fo r a llied art."
Copy of
t he mee t i n g are a tta ch e d.
Motion was a ppr o ved ch a ng in g A. C . D .C . q u or um from 9 to 8.
The mee ting was adjourned by Chairma n Cooper a t
An n Butler
Re cord i n g S e cr etary
5 : 3 5 p.m.
(b )
th e
s:,
�REPORT OF THE ARCPITECTURAL CO MMITTEE
For purposes of architectural review, the following tools would
be desirable:
(1)
A design criteria
(see attached criteria)
(2)
A scale model of the Central Business District with
removable buildings of sufficient size for architects
to insert models of their proposed buildings.
We would like to have funds to finance this endeavor.
(3)
Aerial photographs, city map, utility plan and other ·
appropriate plans.
�DESIGN CRITERIA
Atlanta Civic Design Commission
This design criteria is a guide by which the Atlanta Civic Design Commission
can objectively and analytically review the urban design merits of a
proposed architectural project.
the architect submitting work.
It is a tool both for the reviewers and
Hopefully, this review process will
encourage architects, other design professionals and developers to bette r
relate their individual projects to the overall urban environment.
1.
2.
How does this project . relate to the man on foot?
a.
Does the relation of the building to the street and to adjacent
buildings create meaningful pedestrian spaces - plazas, square s;
courts, atriums?
b.
Are the exterior spaces pleasant in all seasons? Is there a
feeling of enclosure? Is there shade in summer and protection
from icy blasts in winter? Are there a variety of spaces intimate as well as large ones? Are a rich variety of experienc es
perceived when moving through the space - events, focal points
and surprises? Is everything seen at one glance or does the picture unfold as one circulates through? Does the landscape archi tecture bring the space more to human scale?
c.
Does this project separate pedestrian from automobile traffic?
d.
Does the building provide to the pedestrian a real sense of ent r n n ::,e -clear and identifiable gateways, a place tb reflect?
How does this project relate to man in automobile?
a.
Is there a clear and identifiable automobile entrance? Does th e
entrance's architectural form express entrance or is a sign
necessary?
b.
Is the walk from parking safe, eventful and human?
c.
Is the entrance from the
entrance?
d.
Is the parking area a sea of asphalt carried to the street or i s
it broken up by landscaping, changes of levels or other devices?
Are the edges of the parking area landscaped or screened?
parking side designed as an important
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e.
On parking decks, does natural light penetrate lower levels?
f.
What is the quality of artificial lighting on parking decks?
g.
Are number and location of curb cuts - egress/ingress points detrimental to traffic flow?
h.
How does the top of a parking deck appear from taller buildings?
How does this project relate to contiguous environment, to the general
ne~ghborhood, and to the city as a whole?
a.
Does it have respect for adjacent buildings?
b.
Does it harmonize or contrast?
c.
If it contrasts, does its use justify this degree of importance
(such as a municipal, civic, religious building, or an outstanding
institution)?
d.
If it relates by harmonizing, does it echo similar materials,
colors, textures, rhythms (structural bays, solids to voids,
window groupings), similar proportion, similar details such as
arches, cornices, corbeling, string courses, brick coursings and
jointing?
e.
Does it h a ve respect for its neighbors or does it scream out
"look at me".
Is it quietly sophisticated, understated, or is it
ostentatious and showy.
What k inds of "huma nization" f a ctors a r e present? Does th e bu i ldin g
make a n a e s th e tic a nd functional contr ibution to t he city?
a.
Wha t is t he q u a lity of i ts l a nd s c a pe a rc hi t e e tur e ?
b.
Wha t i s the qual ity of ar t, sculpture , mur a ls or r eliefs ?
C •
What is the quality o f
d.
What is the quality of the street furnitu re, graphics and heraldry?
the ex t eri o r lig ht ing?
What kind of "street life" will th is project g e nera t e?
a•
Will its uses create life and activity as many hours a day as
possible?
b.
Will its uses look out on the street and will i t be visually open
fr~m th~ ·- sia~walk?
c.
Does its use generate an ~ntensely and diversely used area?
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S.
What architectural character does the project have?
a.
Is it expressive of its use?
b.
Is there a feeling of permaneney?
c.
Will it age gracefully?
d.
What is the main idea, its design concept, its philosophical base?
What new statements does it make?
e.
Is it an honest expression of our region's culture, climate,
technology?
f.
Seel.a., b., e.
7.
Is the building in an important Urban Design area as established by the
visual survey? Is it of appropriate quality and use to be located in
a strategic position of impo~tanee in the city?
S.
Are there blighting influences?
~
a.
Are service and garbage areas screened?
b.
Ar e the r e unappropriate a nd distr a cting signs?
c.
Are there ex pos e d util i ty l i ne s?
d.
I s h a ndling and storage of the automobile unsightly?
s c ale
a.
Wha t is the qua1ity of scale of the spa c es e nclose d b y b u ild ings?
Does one percei ve an eyef u l of space or is t h e spa c e too large?
b.
Will the relative hei ght of this b uil d ing dwa rf or visually bl ock
a historically pr om inen t b u i ld i ng?
10.
Does this project conform to the overall objective of the C.B.D.
plan (future)?
11.
Is the project in the route of the future rapid transit lines?
Paul Muldawer, Chairman
A~~hitectural Committee
�MINUTES OF SUB-COM~ITTEE MEETING, CO MMITTEE B
ATLANTA CIVIC DESIGN CO MM ISSION
I.
Subjects Treated
A.
B.
II.
Capitol Park
Percentage for the Allied Arts
Recommendations:
A.
B.
A contract should be made with an Atlanta architect
1.
He should choose a design team from his staff or from a
list of consultants representing:
landscape, architects,
the allied arts, and engineers
2.
Architect that is interviewed shall submit a verbal - concept
which shall be a consideration in the selection of the
architect.
J.
An early preliminary should be presented in sufficient detail
to indicate both the landscape architecture and the use of
the allied arts
It is recommended that non-architect members of the Atlanta Civic
Design Commission sit with Mr . Davis, Mr. Landers, and Mr. Kiepper
to develop a list of architects and to assist with the interviewing
of architects under consideration.
The criteria for selection of
these architects would be as follo ws:
1.
2.
J.
4.
III.
l
The project should be _a team venture with the architect
coordinating the project.
A team of Georgia designers recommended.
The architect is responsible for the total project.
The preliminary designer is not restricted to the discipline
of architecture.
Recommendations:
A.
B.
Capitol Park
Percentage
Letters have gone out to eighteen cities requesting information
and views relating to percentages for the Allied Arts.
It is the
feeling of the committee that a reasonable approach to the percentage problem be as follo ws:
1.
J/4 of one percent of the first million dollars for a
building pr oje ct to be allocated for the Allied Arts.
2.
1/2 of one percent of all additional ftinds for the building
project be allocated for the Allied Arts.
From the discussions a nd incorporations of the views of othe r
members of the Commission and upon receipt of information from
cities contacted, it is r ecommenced that a formal proposal for
(1) an
ordinance detailed with percentages be sent to the
aldermanic board, and (2) formal recommendation from the Commission
dealing with Capitol Park be sent to Mr. Ernest Davis, Mr. Alan
Kiepper and Mr. Earl Landers
�.
June 23, 1966
Mr. Thomas H. Roberts
Council of Govern ment
12 50 Connecticut Avenue , N. W., Suite 300
Wash ington, D. C.
·
Dear Tom:
Since you were present at the June 2 meet in g of the Atlanta
Civic Design Commission ( here y ou introduced Yr . Harde r of t h
A. R. V. P . C.) you ill possibly recall the matter of the plastic
reproduction of the statue of Hadad, a Semitic storm god, which h s
been offered by the Smithsonian Institute to the City of Atlant ,
and concerning the acceptanc of hich the opinion of our Co ission
was requested .
You will lso recall that the Commission was un illing to
xpr ss such n opinion without additional knowledge of furt he r
det ils of this gift, and that it as hoped that one or or m mbers
would shortly visit ashington , where they could s
the statu and
r port back on their impressions .
Unfortun tely , no memb rs got to ashington as nticipated,
and the Co i
ion 1 still un illing to commit its lf nsight uns n."
I am th r for
r questing that you , s a £or er offic rand
mb r
of th Atlanta Civic D sign Commission, being now loot din W hington, m ke occasion to visit the Smithsonian, se the propos d gift,
and let us kno of your opinion r garding its v lu to thi City,
w 11 as any addition l information cone rning it that you ight uequir.
Enclos d s background (sine c rtainly you won't r c 11 ll
re copies of certain e rli r corr spond no cone rnin
will at 1 ast provide n op n1ng point of inquiry t
S 1th onian.
the d tails)
Hadad.
Th s
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• Thoms H.
obert
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Jun
23 , 1966
'!'h nk 1 To - I hop thie req,ues t
on 1 t b ' chor _ to you .
Incident lly, ther . a em t.o b no i
diat pr•s ure ot ti
ppl1oablo to your reply .
The Atl4tnta Civic De ign Coa 1 sion., long with its ·eh ir an ,
is sorry to loo your v lu bl
b r bip ands rvic s - o ould all
•1 b you he b tor luo' with your new
ign ent .
Si ne r l . yours ,
ATt HTA CI IC D SIG.
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s.
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Mr . Alvln
r. Joaeph ~ .
nc losur
MI SION
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�SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM
WASHINGTON. D. C .
20560
June 3, 1966
Mrs . Ann Moses
Executive Secretary
The Mayor 's Office
Atlanta City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mrs. Moses:
Dorothy asked that I contact you directly to save time. The
original Hadad may be in East Berlin. From the original, a plaster
reproduction was made for the Atlanta Exposition of 1895. At the
termination of the Exposition the sculpture was brought to Washington,
D. C. and has most recently been on exhibit in the Museum of Natural
History, Washington, D.C.
Included in our moderization program at the Smithsonian is a
new "Hall of Classical Archeology". Hadad was to be displayed in an
area where the public could come into contact with the sculpture and
we were fearful of vandalism. To avoid vandalism we made a duplicate of
our plaster reproduction using strong, durable fib re-glass reinforced
plastic. It is the plastic reproduction which we will use -- leavi ng
the plaster reproduction for a possib le home in Atlanta.
Some additional information that i s interesting is--to our knowledge
there is no other reproduction and the original Hadad, housed in the
Old Berlin Museum, now in Communist Germany, is believed to have been
destroyed during World War II.
Communicating face to face can be less than adequate and l etters---but I hope this clarifies "original".
Sincerely yours,
Widener
Exhibits Specialist
Museum of Natural History
�SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM
WASHINGTON, D. C .
20560
May ll, 1966
Mrs. Dorothy Greer
2069 Glenwood Avenue, S . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dot:
Things are shaping up here for Hadad . The curator, Dr. Gus Van Beek
has given his approval and the Director , Dr. Richard Cowan has given his
tentative approval for this piece of sculpture to be given to Atlanta -if Atlanta shows a definite interest . You know the people to s ee, but
perhaps our illustrious Mayor Ivan would be a good start. We have completed
the plastic cast which will soon be placed on exhibit and the "original"
plaster cast is in excellent condition. Please l et me know the response
you receive soon for I believe we should act rapidly.
Give my love to David and tell him I appreciat e hi s Happy Sons Day.
P. S.
There may be the possibility of some additional art work.
JCW
�M y 26, 1966
Mi Dorothy Greer
McLe n Trucking Company
736 MemoTial Driv , S . E .
Atlanta , Georgia
D
-r Dorothy:
Thi will acknowledg r ceipt of your lett r and th attachments
from your broih r r g r-ding his program t th Smithaoni n
lnstltut •
I g th r from :r din hi letter to you that th proj ct entails
makina re ;roductio
of th originals. and th r pr uctions
t
doesn't
plac d appropriately. Am l wrong in ssumin
m
they will giv the ol"i~l 1 to Atlanta?
B t th original or re roduction, we would
it. l do know, how v r,
t th Atlant Art
anything but ort
urau
ill not
Commission lo
1
2nd.
1" for ••
ln
t •incer, ly,
Ann
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�McLt2an Trucking Comp any
TELEPHONE
E X ECUTIVE OFFICE, 6 17
P.O. BOX
WA UGHTOWN ,STREET
724- 6341
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17, 1966
PLEASE REPLY TO
736 MEMORIAL DRIVE, S. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30316
Mrs. Ann Moses
Executive Secretary
The Mayor's Office
Atlanta City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ann:
I enjoyed chatting with yru this morning concerning the piece of
sculpture we can possibly get from the Smithsonian for Atlauta.
I am enclosing the letter from
of the sculpture.
my
brother, along with description
infonnation, my brother's name is John c. Widener. He is a
pennanent member of the Exhibits Staff of the u. s. National i.tisewn,
and is organizer of a group working in designing, duplicating, remodeling in plastics to complement the expanding exhibits program.
He is at present acting as consultant to a f'inn 1n New York, New
York, who will construct a whale for the American Museum. (He constructed the ninety-two foot replica of a whale which is on exhibit
at the u. s. National Museum), and is also presently under contract
to the National Geographic Society to duplicate five replicas of an
extraordinary skull (Zingtbantropus) discovered by Dr. Leaky in Africa.
As
It is John's feeling that the piece of sculpture, Hadad, since ori giordered for the Atlanta Exposition in 1895, should return to
Atlanta tor a pennanent home.
nally
I hope you wi ll find an early opportunity to discuss this With Mayor
Allen and ot her interested persons, as we are anxious to learn their
feelings concerning this gi ft f or Atlanta.
00/d
CHICAGO EXPRESS, INC.
A Division of McLean Truc ki ng Company
�Cast o:f' the Semitic Storm God, Hadad
Thia c:ast vas orde red from the f ormer P.oyal Museum of'
r lin,
February 20, 1895, vhere the o riginal is housed, by the U. S . National
Museum for exhibition at the Atlanta Exposition, 1895.
Thie:: statue of Ha.dad , the Semitic stcmn god , was found at. a site
known as JerJ1n, which is located near Zinjirli, in northern Syr i Q.
(For a description of the find spot, see KONIGLICHE MUSEEm 2U BERLIN
MITI'HEIWNGEN AUS DEN ORIENTALISCHEN SAMMWNGEN.
Heft XI :
AUSGRABUNGEN

IN SENDSCHIRLI I: EINLEITUNG UND INSCHRIFTEN. (Berlin, 1893) , pp. 46ff. )
The statue w s found exposed on the surface ,o f the mound in 3 large
p rts ;
1.
the Ghoulcler ·and 1.ower face, 2.
the u.-pper head and cap ,
nd 3. the cylindrical... haped, in eribed body.
grain dole rt te .
It
pr s nt h ight is ll ' vi th base , but 1t
be1 ht must hnve been -bout 13' .
The f'ore :rms v
hands prob bly h! 14 obj .cts which ve
st
the
f
Thi• 1
e
divin
origin l
not ~ound, but the
ttributes of
Th
e.d.
9th-8th century B C.
ot the . rg at ptece11 of North Syrian acull)tur·
fl ots the !nf1uenoe of tw cultural It 1Ji a blendi
The st t ue is o:f :fine
d
a, AaiJ Mi11cJr and MeeopotUli
of the H.1tt1t• art to:r.m Vlth the
rt o
of Me opotami .
�CITY
AT LANT A,
HAL L
GEORG IA
30303
SAMUEL INMAN COOPER, F.A.I.A., CHAIRMAN
JOSEPHS. PERRIN, VICE·CHAIRMAN
MRS. ALVIN M, FERST, SECRETARY
June 23, 1 966 .
H ARR Y J, BA LD W IN, A,S,L,A ,
O R BIE !3 0STICK, P ., E,
W, L, CALLOW AY
JA MES H, DODD
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JOHN C, GOULD
JULIAN HARRIS, A.I.A,
G E O RGE HEERY , A ,l,A,
MRS, EDITH HE N D ERS ON, A,S,L,A,
H . KING MCCAIN , P, E,
J, SEN M OOR E
PAUL MULDA WER, A, l ,A ,
JO HN PORTMAN, A,l,A,
.'··
Dear Andre:
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At its meeting on June 16 last , the · Atlanta Civic Desi gn
.Commission requested tra t you be thanke d f or y ou r appearance before
this Commission at its pre vi ous me e tin g o n June 2, and the writer
would add his personal appreciation t o that of t he. other membe~s
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As y ou fu l ly realize, the best hope foi a real contribution
by our Co mmission to the i mp rove ment of the physi c al environment of
Atlant a lies in its becomin g informed o n what has been do ne, and
what is contemplated or b e in g studied whi ch wo uld affect that
environment.
Yours presenta~ion, to our Commission, o f y ou r proposed
concepts of the improvement o f certain specific areas, as developed
for t he Atlanta Beautiful Comm i ttee of the At l anta Women's Cha mber
o f Comme rce, was received b y all memb ers of the Commission with both
interest and enthusiasm,
As stated to you during the meeting, many
of the solutions repr esent both imagina tion and feasibility - one of
the outstanding features of y ou r entire approach to many of the se
_problems emphasizes the realistic concepts which govern their develop. men t.
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Mr. Andrew E. Steiner
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June 23, 1966
The Atlanta Civic Design Commission wi shes b o th to thank y ou
for your presentation of the Atlanta Beautiful Pro gram, and co mme nd
the desirability of the solutions - proposed.
It w ould like wise
include in its thanks and in its commendation Mrs o Embry, of the .
Women's Chamber of Commerce, whom we were ha ppy to . also have with uso
Sj_ncere-ly yours,
ATLA~=SIG N
COMMI SS IO N
Sam 1 l Inman Coop er, F .AoI·. A.
Chair man
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