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CITY OF
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LANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
October 20, 1967
J AC K C . DELIUS
G E N ERAL MANA G ER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Honorable Ivan Allen 1 Jr., Mayor, City of Atlanta
FROM:
Jack
SUBJECT:
Transfer of summer recreation program to School
System.
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Delius, General Manager of Parks
&
Recreation
The Recreation and Park Survey which started October 2, 1967
will be concluded we hope by December 29, 1967. The group is
giving special consideration to your suggestion and request
that the feasibility of turning over to the School Department
special recreation programs in the disadvantaged areas of 1 9 68.
On several occasions you have e x pressed concern that the Parks
Department is constructing a facility some 2½ blocks from the
e x isting Daniel Stanton Elementary School. The Daniel Stanton
Park Site, lik e all the other p urchased under the 1963 Bond
Issue ,. was initially selected after careful consideration by
the Planning Dep artment based on pop ulation, availability o f
s p ace , etc. The philosophy of the 1963 Park Acquisition Plan
was that p ark land would be p urchased immediately adjacent or
near e x i s ting or p rogramed elementary schools so as not t o
dup licate f acilities .
In the case of Daniel Stanton School ,
t h ere presently is an enrollment of 91 4 p u p ils .
Initial l y ,
fu.e S chool f a cility had only t wo acres o f p roperty and have
r ecently add ed f our f or a total o f six acres . The State mini mum
req ui r ement s fo r t he curr ent school populati on at this l ocation
woul d be 14. 1 a c res1 t hus , the Daniel Stanton S choo l lack s 8.1
acr es a c c ording t o Stat e standards. S ince there is h a r dly
enough a creage for minimum s chool f unct ions ., we f eel tha t we
are corre ct i n pro c eeding with the d evelo pment of t he Danie l
Stanton P a rk Site. The f act t h at we a r e co n str ucting a b ui lding on the park s i te t h i s c lo s e t o a scho o l ( i n vi e w of the
f a ct that possi bly some of t he scho o l could b e used for inside
r e creation) is unique in that we we r e abl e to remodel an
existing Ge orgia Powe r Company sub-station building into a
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October 20, 1967
useable and adequate gymnasium. We are quite deficient in
gyms all over the City of Atlanta.
I have again checked to see if we are correct in attempting
to buy property in the Northwest area of the City of Atlanta
and specifically adjacent to the Bowen Homes Housing Project
on James Jackson Boulevard. This location has been declared
the most urgent in need of additional park acreage in a recent
study by the Planning Department. The Williams Elementary
School serving Bowen Homes has a present enrollment of 1129
pupils. It sets on a 5-acre site and again according to
State standards should have a minimum of 16.3 acres. Thus,
the school itself is deficient 11.3 acres. We are in the
process of condemning nearby property amounting to 11.019
acres of land.
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Mr. Dan Sweat
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DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
October 20, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
MEMORANDUM

TO:
Dr. Edith Varon and Mr. Jack Schmitt, Community
Councilt Mr. Bud Stone, E.O.A.; Mr. Pierce Mahoney
and Mr. Eric Harkness, Planning Departmenti Miss
Virginia Carmichael and Mr. Jim Allen, Park and
Recreation Department
FROM:
Jack
SUBJECT:
Transfer of summer recreation programs to School
System.
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Delius, General Manager of Parks & Recreation~
I Httach hereto a Xerox copy of Mayor Allen's news:: release
of September 26, 1967, which deals in part with shifting the
recreation responsibilities to the School Department during
the summer months as well as a Xerox of his memorandum to
Dr .. Letson, Miss Carmichael, and myself of October 18, 1967.
Al:m attached are two news articles dealing with these items
of October 19, 1967.
By copy of this memorandum, I am advising Mayor Allen and
members of the Park Committee that our Parks and Recreation
Survey and Plan is giving special consideration to the
potentialities of the proposal of transferring special summer
recreation programs - particularly in low income areas - to
the School Department. Our Recreation Plan should be finished
no later than December 29, 1967 and should include a program
for the summer of 1968, suggestions on bond items to be included
in our spring referendum, as well as the proper and most effective
ecpenditure of the recent State windfal l of $350,000 and, last
but : not least , the programi ng of our 1968 Park Impr ovement
Ca pital F u nd .
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All me mbe rs of the Alde rmanic Parks Committee
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Dr . John Martin
Dr . Darwin Womac k
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LANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
October 19, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mrs. Ann Moses, Mayor's Office
FROM:
Jack
SUBJECT:
Cyclorama Tape
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Delius, General Manager of Parks
Some months ago I received a telephone call from
Mr. Junius A. Park of Anaheim, California who
stated he worked on the original tape now being
used at the Gyclorama and he felt it should be
updated and modernized. He offered to do this
at no expense to the City of Atlanta since apparently
he has access to electronic gear, etc. I encouraged
him along these lines but having heard nothing for
some months assumed that the matter had been dropped.
I am enclosing a Xerox of a letter just received
from Mr. Park which is self-explanatory. I would
not want to discourage him but it may be that he
is offering the same type of service that we hoped
to received from Mr. Victor Jory.
Just thought I'd keep you posted on this matter and
as soon as I have a reply from Mr. Jory I'll know
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October 10, 1967
Mr. Jack Delius
Department of Parks and Recreation
City Hall
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
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I have today forwarded to Mr.
Sam Wilhoit of AzTec Films a
copy of my master tape of the
current Cyclocama narration. I passed on to him
your suggestions that the long introduction be
removed from the front of the tape with a view
toward placing them at the end, if at all. I
am sure he wi ll be in touch.
Dear Mr. Delius:
I have a perfect master so t here is no problem
about reproducing copies as long as you continue
to utilize thisparticular narration. Of course,
as wi th the original script, production and music,
there is no charge on my par t.
if
I would hope that eventually an entirely new
presentation could be produc ed. That old painting
should be given the benefi t of the advanced, state
of the art of audioanimat ronics with stereo music
and automatic lighting to draw more of those Yankee
doll ars through the turnstiles. I might even do
the job myself for a lifetime pass to come back and
see it every now and then.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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J ACK C . D E LIUS
GENERA L
MA N AGER
Ivan Allen , Jn. , Mayon
Ci.ty 0 6 A.tlan.ta
Ci.ty Hall
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Re: Gol n Membe11.-0 hi p
M11.. S.tewa11..t G11.ange11.
Vea11. Ma yo11. Allen:
Thi6 i6 .to adv i 6e tha.t .the Vep a11..tmen.t 0 6 Pa'1.k6 ha6 no 11.ec.011.d
0 6 eve'1. having 11.e c.elv ed a c.he c. k 111.om .the abov e c.a pt ion ed individual 6011. pu'1. c. ha6e on a golt membe'1.6 hip in Jul y .
A6 i t -0 eem6 11.a.the.11. odd .tha.t .thi6 gentleman would wai.t .thnough
.the mon.th6 06 July , Augu6.t and e ptern ben be.lone he advi6 ed u6
.that he had no.t 11.ec.eived hi6 mernbe'1.6hi p c.a11.d, we he6 i.ta.ted .to
fio 11.wa11.d him ano.t he.11. one.
Mn . G11.ange11. ha6 p'1.omi6ed .to no 11.wa11.d U6 .the c.anc.elled c.hec.k , at
whi c.h .time we will be ha ppy .to give him a membe11.6hip c.and and
make up .the .time he lo6.t due .to 6ome e11.no11. 011. ml-0unde11.-0.tanding.
Thi6 .type thing ha6 happened be6 011.e in .thi6 depa11..tment and
we have 6ound .that the individual c.ould not p11.oduc.e a 6ou11.c.e
0 6 pno o 6 o 0 hi6 even having punc. ha-0ed a memben-0hip. Thenefone,
we mu6.t have evidenc. e be no11.e we c.an i66ue memben6hip6.
We 11.eg11.e.t .the inc.onvenienc.e c.au-0ed yo u by .thi6 ove'1.6iefh~, but
will be happy to c.011.11.ec..t it ju6.t a6 6oon a6 po66ible.
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Vepan.tmen.t of Pa'1.k6
�Octo.Jer 19, 1967
Mr . J . A o Snitzer , Jr o
389 ~ioodward . ay , N . w.
Atl nta , Georgia 30305
Dear Mr . Snitzer:
Thank you for your letter o f October 16, 1967 regarding
the restoration of the Bobby Jones Golf Clubhouse . The
architect employed .y the City of Atlanta for this project
determine , and is opinion "as endorsed by the City ' s
o·m architect, that the Bobby Jones Golf Clubhouse , due to
the nature of its construction, etc . uould not warrant
restoration . Rather , the architect felt th t i t would be
cheaper and more pr ctical if the building "ere completely
repl ced. The City of Atlanta does not have funds for
this project and the architect at that point was released
from eny further rork .
In our 1968 General Budget request , we have requested funds
for the repl cement of the Bobby Jones Golf Clubhouse .
Very truly yours,
Jack c. Delius
General Manger of
Parks and Recreation
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October 16, 1967
A Called Meeting of the Alderrnanic Parks Committee was held
at 3:30 p.m., Monday, October 16 . 1967 ; in Committee Room
No. 1 of the City Hall. In attendance were Aldermen Leftwich,
Fowlkes, Williamson, and Millican. Also present were Mr.
Paul B. Ivey, Land Agent, Mr. Stanley T. Martin, Senior
Administrative Assistant, Parks Department, and Jack Delius,
General Manager of Parks and Recreation.
Mr. Ivey presented the most recently obtained appraisal on
11.019 acres of land commonly referred to as the Field Road
Park Site adjacent to Bowen Homes on James Jackson Parkway.
A Federal application for Open-Space assistance and participation had been filed in 1964 which included two park sites
in addition to the Field Road location. Mr. Martin has
determined from HUD that the letter of consent received some
months ago on the original application is still valid for
the purchase of the Field Road Site. Jack Delius advised the
Park Committee that the Federal grant on Field Road would
only be 30¾ of the purchase price instead of the new 50¾
since the application was approved prior to the new 50¾ assistance law. Mr. Delius advised the Committee that there still
rema:Lns in the 1963 Bond Fund approximately $117,000 which is
beinq held for the purchase of the Field Road Park Site as well
as the West End Park Site. Additional land purchase funds are
available from the recent windfall received from the State as
well as a modest amount of money in the General Fund of the
Park:3 Department for the purchase of land.
The Alderma nic P arks Committee unanimousl y agre ed and dire cte d
that the Land Agent proceed with condemnation procedures on
the purchase of the Field Road Park Site. Condemnation will
be n e cessary in that in the opinion of the City Attorney the
ti tlE~ is clouded.
Th ern b e i ng no f u rth er b us ine ss, t he meeting adjour ned.
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�October 11 , 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mr • • P . Brindley ; Parks Engineer1
Assistant Parks Engineer
FROM:
Jack
SUBJECT:
Footbridge for Gun Club Park Site
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Delius, General Manag r of Parks & Recreation
In response to my letter to Mr o Boggs of the Housing Divisionof the Atlanta Housing Authority concerning the now fmoous footbridg across Proctor Creek to s rve the residents of li1 rry Homes
attempting to use Gun Club P rk , lr . Bathke cont cted
on Octa r 5
end explained in detail the revision in his thinking of the typ
of bridge that should be put in . He is suggesting th t ither holes
b drilled for foundation footings and filled under pres ure with
ome type high strength concreter inforced with teel rods or,
that steel sh ting b driv n vertically in the ground nd back
filled with concrete . The pre- tress d U-shaped concrete b am
would then be et ecro s th er k nd nchored to the abut: nt .
Mr . B thke ha r ject d th
ingl bid receiv dons pt
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in th amount of som $10 , 000 and no
timet s th this new ach
will run som hr in then ighborhood of $6400 to $6700~ I gave
him th n me of t lea t reput bl drilling co
ny that could mov
th ir rig o to the t rr in - h was quite cone ned th t th n tur
of th location w s such that a drilling rig could not b brought
in. Mr . B thk a sur
me th th is in cont ct with the Housing
A s i t nc Authority to rd asking for n
ndment to their budg t
for P rry H
hich would includ th e
nditur of b ilding this
bridg. He pl dg d to me hi eompl te eoopertion in exp diting
thi whol
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nd pper nt1y Atl nta Hou inq Authority so far
t l a t has tak nth position th t they will bar this exp n •
A co-py of this
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Mr . N . F. Novak, ACSW ',
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Community Chest
MGtropoli'i:an 1.tlanta Commun'it.y Serv:..ces , Inc.
P. o. Box 1038
Atlanta , Georgia
30301
Dear Mr. Novak:
Thank you very much for your letter of October 4, 1967
advising that $2500 has been a l located toward the support.
and participa t_on in the Fc:Lk and _ e crention Plan being developed
by t _e Community Council, Planni ng Department, E.O.A., and this
Department. As I understand it for .boo}~keeping purposes, the
funds allocated are be~ng made 0vailable to the Corranunity Council
o f Atlanta,a Chest rnernber gency o
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Needless to say , we part·· cularly appreciate this financial
support and a s suri ng you -of o ur desire to come up with the best
possible plan t o benefit our community , I am
Cordially,
Jack Co Delius
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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Aldermanic Parks Commi~~ee
Mr . Dan Sweat
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Miss Virginia Carmichael
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�October 12. 1967
MEMORANDUM
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Virginia Carmichael





Ann Mo e
Please look over the attached material nd give me your
thoughts on it.
The Youth Council meeting , cheduled foi- November 14-15,
have been called off a you know.
I will plan to set up n appointment for her to come ee the
Mayor, but I hope we can take more advantage of her pre ence
from the Recreation tandpoint.
Advtee.
Attachment
�October 9 , 1967
Mrs . Dan Plaster, Sr .
341 Allison Drive , N. E .
Atlanta , Georgi
30305
Dear Mrs o Plaster:
Thank you for your recent letter to Mayor Allen which
h s been forwarded to this office reg rding the N tional
ciet y of Southern Dames of Americ meeting which 111
convene in Atl nta n xt June .
Permission is gr nted for your org ni zation to pl c
_morial wre th on th Henry Gr dy Monument at Five Points
n Sunday fternoon , June 23 , 1968 . Although this dep rtment
controls all mon
nts in th City loc t don public pro rty ,
of course do not hav jlrisdiction ov r public stre ts and
I th refore sugg st that you cont ct superint ndent Fred w.
~--Arm~n , Atl nta folic Department , nd dvis hi of your
pl n
nd th f ct that this d p rtment has giv nits
nction
o th t if it is nee ss ry th Polic Depart nt my rr ng
t h ve traffic officer on loc tion to as 1 tin tr f fi c
control , etc .
possibl succ ss with your
can b of s rvic
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Cordially ,
J ck c . D liu
G ner 1
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P rks nd R er tion
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�October 10, 1967
Mr. Ted Ahl
227 New Wing, S . M . C .
Collegedale, Te .essee
37315
Dear Mr. Ahl:
This will ac~ ledge receipt of your letter re
you.r r cent visit to Grant Par •
rding
I am fo
rding youl' ,c omplaints long to the
Committ e and I m ure they will ap rec te
rin
from you. On the other . d , we are quite proud of
tbe c pltal improveme t made t Gr
Park,
rticularly replacing the nmurky gree lake 0
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th Childre ' Zoo which ttr ct ov r 70, 000 people
e ch eek-end.
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Alle,
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�October l 0, 1967
MEMORANDUM
To : Mrs . Ann Moses
From : R . Earl Landers
I have di cussed the attached with Jack Delius, and we would
like to m ke two suggestions a follows :
1.
W have two tract of land for recreational purpo s
at Lake Allatoona . One tract i fairly well developed
with cottage and a playing fi ld. Further d velopment
could be made there, including lighting of the playing
field. The other tract ha not been d veloped, and th r
could be great po sibilitie th r for compl te development.
2.
Tb Land A ent ha submitted a list of ome twenty odd
remnants of parcels acquil" d in connection with expre
way , tc. that could be developed a b uty poK all
ov r the City. Thi could be a good project for Kiw ni
to participate in, and we could even erect small plaque
at the variou loc tione indicating that tbes beatity spot
were made po sible by Kiwanis .
If they de ire to follow up on
should contact J ck Delius .
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�CITY OF
AT
NTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
October 5, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Capt. George Royal, Mayor's Office, Mr. Henry Lovett
(For routing through Parks Office), and Mr~ B. c. Ayers,
Sexton, Oakland Cemetery
FROM:
Jack C. Delius, General Manager of Parks and Recreation
I am enclosing a Xerox copy of a letter as well as
a statement of policy and procedure recently approved by the
Fulton County Board of Commissioners concerning the burial of
indigent persons in Fulton County. I know from time to time
all of you r eceive inquiries as to who is responsible for the
handling of burial of paupers, etc. and I believe the attached
Xerox material will be of interest to y ou.
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October 3, 1967
Mr. Jack Delius
Superintendent of Parks
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Delius:
In our conversation the other day about the burial of
indigent persons in Fulton County you expressed interest in
the procedure whereby such burial is authorized. I attach
copy of the statement of policy and procedure which was approved by the County Cormni s s ion in June, 1966. Approval on
t ha t da t e merely s ummarize d t he cus t om wh i ch has b een found
to be satisfactory for a number of y ears.
v7tly
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County Attor ney
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Burial of Indigent Persons
At Fulton County Expense
Statement of Policy:
Fulton County shall pay for the burial of persons who are
paupers and destitute and who are residents of Fulton County
at the time of death, provided that they have an indigent status and that the next
of kin, or others, will not assume responsibility. Section 23-2304 of the Georgia
Code of 1933, as amended, shall apply as to the legal authority and obligation on
the part of the County in bearing expense for interment of the indigent. The Clerk
of the County Commission shall be responsible for preparing and maintaining a
record of information on all indigent burials and shall be responsible for approving
invoices submitted for payment by the various cemeteries. The Comptroller is
hereby authorized to pay approved invoices as submitted by the Clerk of the Commiss .
ion.
Procedure:
1. The Clerk of the County Commission shall complete Request for
Indigent Burial at Fulton County Expense form in original and one copy when the
County is called upon to bury a body. When the Clerk of the County Commission
has documented facts that the body is indigent and no other person will assume
responsibility the Clerk will prepare a requisition and attach thereto copy of Request
for Indigent Burial at Fulton County Expense and forward to the Purchasing Agent in
order that a Purchase Order may be written in favor of the cemetery where the body
is to be interred. The Clerk will maintain as .a permanent record the original of
Request for Indigent Burial at Fulton County Ex pense.
2. The Purchase Order shall be the authority for the cemetery of interment
to bury the indigent body.
3. Upon receipt of invoice from the cemetery for services rendered, the
Clerk of the County Commiss ion will approve same, if inorder , and forward to the
Co mptroller for payment .
4. The Comptroller s hall pa y t he ce metery of int erment upon re c eipt of
a pprov e d invo ice from t he Cl erk.
Refere nces : Letter, County Attorney , dated May 13, 1966
Se ction 23- 23 04 of the Georg ia Cod e of 19 33, as amende d.
Date of Approval:
Agencie s Dire ctly Affected: Clerk of County Commission, Comptroller ,
External Audi tor
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Mrs. Dan Plaste-r·, Sr.
341 Allison Drive, N. E.
Atlanta, Geor i
3-0305
Dear Mrs. Plaater:
Thank yo11 for your nic e 1 tt.er, and I am delighted
to learn that the Natio l Society of South rn Dames
of America will convene in Atlan next June .
I am for rding your 1 tter to Mr. Jack Deliue,
General Manager of the Parka Department. in order
that the n ce ary action in y be ken to i a ue the
Society permit to place the re th at the Henry
Gr dy Monument.
I a 11 look for
plana de olop.
rd to hearing from you aa your
Sincerely your•,
Ivan All n, JI'.
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JVAN ALLEN.JR.
MAYOR
August 7, 1967
Mr. James H. Hall, Sr.
c/o Mrs. Lynn Hall Mitchell
Oakland City Apartments
Apartment 4C
Oakland Drive
East Point, Georgia
Dear Mr. Hall:
This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of
July 31 regarding the circumstances surrounding
your daughter's resignation from the Parks
Department.
I am requesting a report of this matter and I
will be in touch with you when it is received.
Sincerely,
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Parks and Recreation Department
�August 14. 1967
Mr . Ralph D . Wilson
725 E . Morning ide Dri ve , N . E .
Atl nta, Geotgia
30324
Dear Mr . Wil on:
Thank you very much for your kind letter reg rding
Dr . Buchanan.
1 am forwarding your letter to Mr . J c Deliua ,
General £¥6.~ger of the Parks Department, a
am sure he ill ppreciate your kind remar

well u the notation about the v lue of the tre
Sincerely yours ,
Ivan Allen, Jr .
M ayor
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�August 14, 1967
Mr. T . Roe ell Wade
132 Wood ard Avenue, S . E .
Apartment 593
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Dear Mr. Wade:
Thia ill acJmo ledge receipt of your letter
regarding the City
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I am for
rding thi information to Mr . Jack
Delius• General Mana er of the Par
Departm.ent, in order t t these matt ra might be
bro ht to the ttention of the
rka Committee.
Sincerely yo r ,
Iv n Allen, Jr.
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
August 9, 1967
JACK C . DELIUS
GENERAL MA N A GER
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Allen:
Thank you for your memorandum and attached correspondence
concerning the suggestion of Mr. Francis M. Young to replace
bricks around the trees on Peachtree Street with small gravel
so as to eliminate the possibility of the bricks being used as
ammunition in the event of a riot.
There are approximately 71 trees in the downtown area
which now have bricks around the base. In most instances, this
is common red brick and can be easily replaced with white chipped
marble gravel. We are arranging to replace the majority of the
bricks; however, on Peachtree Street near Harris in front of the
First National Bank branch, there are four trees which have a
very attractive,and apparently specially made, four inch by four
inch brick whi c h were gbviously selected to blend in with the
new Peachtree Center decor. Although it is true these particular
brick s could certainly be used as arrimunition, we would hesitate
to y ank them up since someone has appar ently gone to considerable
e x pense h a ving them plac ed there. Therefore, I think at least
fo r the time b e ing t hat we won't bother these located on Peach t r ee
nea r Harr is but if you have any feelings to the contrary please advise
and we will p r o c e e d t o do something about it.
Th ank y ou fo r y our c ontinue d inter est, I am
ck c . Delius
e neral Mana ger o f
Park s a nd Recreation
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ARCHITECTS A.I . A.
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August 11,
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jre
City Hall
At lanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Mayor :
Several weeks ago, I had occasion to call on the
services of Dr. Buchanan, Entymologist for the
City of At lanta Department of Parks.
Dr. Buchanan was most helpful an d cooperative in
pointing out various trees on a residential
construction site that were in danger of developing
disease; and also, he was most explicit in explaining
the treatment of those trees already diseased.
On behalf of my client and myself , I wish to thank
you for availing us of this particular service.


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Atlanta, Georgia
30303
August 1, 1967
CHARLES L, DAVIS
!COMPTROLLER
EDGAR A. VAUGHN, JR.
OEP ,U TY COMPTROLLER
Mr. Jack C. Delius
General Manager
Parks and Recreation
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Jack:
I am enclosing a copy of Local Public Agency Letter No. 420 which
relates to a noncash grant-in-aid credit of twenty-five percent of
the cost of a facility that is to be used for cultural, exhibition
or civic purposes. This I believe will well fit the definition of
a Cyclorama. It might be possible that if other federal aid is not
available for relocation of the Cyclorama perhaps we could relocate
it adjacent to Grant Park in an urban renewal project which is yet
undetermined.
I furni sh you this informa tion f or your use in the construction or
the reloc a tion of the Cyclorama .
Sincerely,
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Compt r oller
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Mr . Jame H . Hall. Sr.
c/o rs . Lynn Hall Mitchell
Oakland City Apartxn nt
Apartm nt <iC
Oakland Drive
B st Point. Georgia
De r
r. Hall:
I have received the r port from the Parks
D par
nt regarding your daughter'
mploym nt.
you that th re
as no di criminrt of the Park• De rtment
cau of your d ught r'
li ht birth defect.
After e ver l
riods of ab enteei m nd hat
seem d to be lack of interest Mi •
u.rchiaon
deemed it wiae to talk with Mra . Mitchell and
advi• her to e k employment a e her·e.
De
morning of July 31, he advia d th Park•
rt ent that he waa r igning nd h r
tio
ae accepted in good tanding.
If 1 can b
of further a rvic , plea
advia.
Sine rely.
Ivan All n, Jr.
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Mr. James H . Hall, Sr .
c / o Mrs . Lynn H ll Mitchell
Oakland City A rtment
A ,rtment 4C
0 kland Drive
East Point, G org·
D ar Mr . H 11:
This will ckno 1 dge receipt of your letter of
Jilly 31 r garding the circumstances urrounding
your daughter's re ignation from the
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D partment.
1 am requeatin a report of thi matter &nd 1
ill b in touch ith y
when it i r cei eel.
Sine rely,,
Ivan Allen,. Jr.
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Parb and R creatio Department
�At ant , Georgia
Jul ,, 31, 196 7
Mro I a Allen, Jr.
M or of Atlanta
City Ha
Atlanta, Georgia
Der Sir:
I'm 't'IT · tin this letter to yon in regards
to my dau~hter, Lynn Hal· Mitfhell who ias
emnloyed b the cltv of At lan t Recre tion
Department until o- y ·Jhen she res i ned.
She T8S discriillAten, i1 ti~Rted a~d threa t ened
with her hein ~ ire , until
e qas forced
to resip-n.
She qas off' one a whe hPr uslJan was
v er sic , an4 8bo t ti; o and a. hal f ho rs
another cl.Py to ~o to the Hea~th de artment
to take er nhysicQl. Ms Merch rson told
he s~e had been out four days which he r attenance reco~d would nrove i , not true. Lynn
just ~ran ten from Southwest DeKalb with aver~e grades and she so w:=inted to ,Tork for the
city, but it SP~ms Mrs. Mercherson had a frien
't'Iho wanted thP ob. Lynn h . d a sl i crhr sneech
defect, fro~ birth and I ' m sure this is why she
was dis01"1'11ated 2"1inst- and I ' m sure you be ng
a m:~n of' honor cAn ·p i v her- a l)ob. She resigned
to keep Miss Mercherson from riavins::r the satisfactio n of havinn- fired her. I think you should
1nvest1o:ate this o!'t'ic8 8nd if it wa~ not an
thing Lvnn had done, you sh0uln s~P thAt she
ets a joh n so~e other denartment as she on ' t
wc1nt to work for Miss Mercherson again.
I am sendin~ a coov oft~ s lettPr ~o Mtss
Mercherson as I wBnt: her to 1:mm, th;::,t the spe ch
defect (which is verv sl ~ht) that my dau~hter
has is the work of God, and I hope shP cPn sleAp
w0ll fter this dirty ae~l she ~8ve my dau~hter.
I cAn sPe why sbe is stili a 'MI~S ' .
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Yours vary trulv,
James H. Hall, Sr.
P • .S. I hava o ~on in Viet- J\Tahm but 1-on,ler why --
for Miss Mercnerson?
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ATLANTA
DEPARTMEN T of PARKS
O f fice of General Manager
A tlan t a, G eorgia
30303
J ACK C . DE LI U S
GENERA L
MANAGER
Recreation
Au gust 8, 1967
The Honorabl e Ivan Allen , Jr.
Ma yor of Atl a nta
Ci ty Ha ll
City o f Atl an t a
Atlanta , Geor g ia 30303
De a r S i r :
Th i s i s i n a nswe r to you r l e t ter in r e gar d to Mrs.
Lynn Mi t c h e ll .
Mr s . Mitchell was r efer re d to us f rom the Pers onnel
Depar t men t a nd empl o y e d on Jul y 3 , 196 7 b y th e Re cr eat io n
Di visi on o f t h e Parks Depar t me nt . Her duti es were as
fol lo ws:
typing, c u tt in g an d run n i n g o f stenci ls , and
filing.
Duri n g her shor t perio d of e mployment, she was out :
July 12 from 8:30 t o 1 2:30 to see h er pers onal physician,
July 14 Health Department recheck for physical, wh ich we
allowed her to do, July 17 she was out the entire day due
to the illness of her husband.
On July 18, Miss Murchison, who handles the personnel,
deemed it wise to talk with Mrs. Mitchell and advised her
to seek employment e l sewhere due to the pattern she was
following of absenteeism, also lack of interest in her
position.
She went to the Personnel Department and was referred
to the Police Department. She stated that she was not
interested in working in that Department. She was, also,
r eferred to the Board of Ed.ucation and went for an interview.
�Pa g e 2
On the mornin g of July 31 , she decided of her own
accord th a t she would resi gn. We accepted her resi gnation
in good standin g .
I trust that this inform a tion is satisfactory .
I am,
Yours s ~ ce~
C. Delius
al Manager of Parks
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Mr. Obie . Shel ton
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Executive Vice President
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
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1 400 Commerce Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr . Shelton:
During e recent Called Meeting of the Aldermanic Parks Committee
the members informally discussed at my request the best
location for the Cyclorama of the Battle of Atlanta if and
when we reached the point where financing is available for
restoration and a new home. The Committee directed that
we bring this matter up f or e f ormal decision at the regular
meeting scheduled for August 15, 1967 at 2:00 p.rn. in
Committee Room No. 2 o f the City Hall. Members o f the Committee
further asked that I correspond ·with you and invite you to attend
this meeting in the event that you would like to express an
opinion on the best location for the Cyclorama. If it should
be inconvenient for you to attend on August 15 and you would
care to writ e the undersigned , it would be my pleasure to __
present your views and opinions to the Aldermen. We particularly
appreciate your continued interest in the Cyclorama which is
obviously our most valuable physical historical possession and
trusting you can attend on August 15, I am
Cordially,
Jack c. Delius
General Manager of
Parks end Recreation
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Mr. Gordon F. Price, Southeastern Underwriter's Association
Mr. Beverly . DuBose, Attorney at Law
Mt Franklin M. Garrett, Coca- Cola Company
Mr. Wilbur Kurtz, Jr., Coca- Cola Company
All members of the Aldermanic Parks Committee
Honorable Ivan Allen, ur., Mayor of Atlanta
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A Called Meeting of the Aldermanic Parks Committee was held on Wednesday,
July 26, 1967 at 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the City Hall Annex.
Present were Aldermen Charlie Leftwich, Buddy Fowlkes, Q. v. Williamson,
and G. Everett Millican. Also present was Mr. R. Earl Lander,
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, Mr. Charles L. Davis, City
Comptroller, Mr. Woody Underwood of the Comptroller's Staff, Mr. Eric
Harkness of the Planning Department, and Messrs. Jack c. Delius, Stan
Martin, A. P. Brindley, and Stan Ayer, of the Parks Department.
Chairman Leftwich stated that the primary purpose of the called meeti ng
was to discuss the recent allocation of some $35p,ooo by the Finance
Committee to the Department of Parks for emergency-type activities in
the Parks Department. Mr. Leftwich explained that the funds were ,·, :.
allocated only for capital improvements, etc. and were not intended to
be for operating costs and other everyday items. Mr. Leftwich distributed
a preliminary list of priorities drawn up by the Park Staff. A
cons i derable discussion to'ok place by members of the Park Committee
a s to just how priorities should be established and the best ways
to s p e nd the fund. I t was unani mously agreed that whenever and wherever
possible the money should be utilized for projects qualifying unde r
50¾ aid assistance from the Federal government through either the Land
and Water Conservation Act or the Open Space Program. Although additional
park lands are desperately needed and should be purchased while still
a v ai lable, it was generally felt by the Committee that the funds should
be spent on Parks already purchased and owned by the City of Atlanta s o
tha t the se faciliti e s might b e placed in service at the earliest
possibl e d a t e . The Ci ty Comptrolle r h as pointe d out t h at the City o f
Atlanta is officially committed to the purchase in the immediate future
o f an Urban Renewal Park Site in the Western portion of the RawsonWash i ngton Urban Renewa l Area and a park site adjacent to the W. c.
Hills School in the Bedford-Pine Urba n Re n ewal Area. Oth e r urban
renewa l p ark sites were co n sidered too far o ff in the f u t ure t o
commit f und s a t t he present t i me . Alderman Wi lliams on fe lt that the
Peyton Ro ad Proj ect should b e deferred at t h is t ime s i nce i t is in a
middle class community and not a disadvantaged area. The General
Manag er pointed out tha t Peyton Road wa s the only par k site purchased
under t h e 1 9 63 Bond Pr ogr am that had rec e ive d no de velopment o r
alloca t ion o f funds and whi le i n p ri nci ple the majo r ity of the f u nds
should go to disadvantaged areas o f the City , s ome development should
start on the Peyton Road Site. Alderman Fowlkes expressed an opinion
that all the funds should be .used for development, an opinion generally
expressed by the General Manager. Alderman Mil l ican stated that one
of the best ways to use the money would be to light ba l l fields for
night- time use.
The f ollowing list was finally decided upon and received the unanimous
approval of the Parks Committee:
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ALLOCATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY FUND
PARKS DEPARTMENT
TOTAL
COST
1.
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PEYTON ROAD 1st STAGE
POSSIBLE
FEDERAL
FUNDS
NET COST
TO CITY
60,000
30,000
30,000
25,000
12,500
12,500
25,000
12,500
12,500
150,000
75 ~000
75,000
40,000
20 , 000
20 , 000
a) I ~Necessary site preparation
b)
c)
d)
e)
2.
DANIEL STANTON 2nd STAGE
a)
b)
c)
3.
Drive and parking
Pave d court a r e as
Children's play areas
Adult recreation areas
GUN CLUB 3rd STAGE
a)
5.
Paved court areas
Paved walk and skating
circle
Planting (trees & shrubs)
HARPER 2nd STAGE
a)
b)
c)
d)
4.
including storm drainage,
grading, grassing.
Drive and parking
Ball diamond
Paved court areas
Children's play areas
Major s ize swimming pool,
bat hhouse, and ne c essary
s u rrounding s ite work
CENTER HILL (Improve ment to
exist i ng p ark)
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Required site preparat ion,
grading and drainage
Park drive and parking
Paved court area
Children's p l ay area
Relighting of existing ball
field
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FEDERAL
FUNDS
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TOTAL
COST
6.
ANDERSON PARK (improvement to
existing park)
a)
b)
c)
d)
7.
NET COST
CITY
TO
50,000
25,000
25,000
30,000
15,000
15,000
28,000
14,000
14,000
65,500
32,750
32,750
140,000
70,000
70,000
86,500
43,250
43,250
700 ,000
350,000
350,000
Required site preparation
grading and drainage
Park drive and parking
Paved court area
Children's play area
BENTEEN 2nd STAGE
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a)
b)
c)
d)
8.
THOMASVILLE 3rd STAGE
a)
b)
c)
d)
9.
Complete drive and -parking
Paved court area
Children's play area
Planting (trees & shrubs)
Additional drive & parking
Children's play area
· paved walks
Ball field lighting
Purchase of park in Rawson Washington Urban Renewal Area
(adjacent to public housing)
10.
Purchase of c. W. Hill School
park site in Bedford-Pine Urban
Renewal area.
11.
Purchase of additional park
land throughout the city - to
be decided with the help of
the City Planni ng Department.
TOTALS
The last item on the proposed budget, number 11, concerns the purchase
of additional park land throughout the City. Alderman Leftwich and other
members of the Committee expressed an opinion that in the event that
e stimates of construction were too low on some of the other projects that
i tem 11 in part at least could be diverted to make up deficits. Stan
Martin, Parks Administrative Assistant, has already requested the City
Planning Department to make a survey to determine where additional park o
lands are needed. Mr. Martin has already requested Mr. Collier Gladin,
t he City Planning Engineer, to up date the 1961 Park Plan.
.rhe General Manager was directed to forwa r d immediately to the Finance
Committee of the Boar d of Aldermen 1rhe above suggested·.1allocation of
t:he $350,000.
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�The General Manager then requested the Chairman of the Parks Committee
to take up the discussion of the proposed location of the new Cyclorama
if and when it is constructed. Mr. Delius feels that the Cyclorama shoul_d
remain ih Grant Park since it is located on the fringe of the actual
Battle of Atlanta which the Cyclorama depicts, has been in the park for
some eighty years, is internationally advertised as being in Grant Park,
and is adjacent to ample parking, the zoo, and Fort Walker. All members
of the Committee agreed that the best location for the Cyclorama was for
it to remain in Grant Park. Mr. Delius explained that there was some
feeling among certain individuals that if the Cyclorama is rebuilt it
be located in a downtown area possibly adjacent to the auditorium where
it woul9 be immediately accessible to tourist traffic, etc. The Chairman
of the Parks Committee suggested that at the next Park Committee meeting
on August 15, 1967, that the matter be formally voted upon but that
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in the meantime Mr. Delius should contact all those individuals who have
expressed an interest in where the new Cyclorama should be located and
invite them to come before the August 15th meeting. The Committee agreed
that any and everything should be done possible within the capacity of
our present finances to begin study towards the renovation of the painting
proper and the construction of the new Cyclorama building.
Mr. Charles Davis, City Comptroller, suggested to the Committee and the
Parks Department that work should begin immediately on applications for
matching Federal funds relative to the above mentioned $350,000 and that
in addition, applications should be submitted for the purchase of park
lands in the norther portion of the West End Urban Renewal Area and in
the Rockdale Urban Renewal Area. In the case of the latter project,
originally only one park site was suggested for Rockdale1 however, the~e
appears to be three park sites now with two being donated and one having
to be purchased by the City. Mr. Davis said that somehow or other funds
would be made available for a park in the northern portion of the West
End Urban Renewal project and in the Rockdale Urban Renewal Project.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
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Mr .. E . Lewis King
45 - 3rd Street , N. E .
Atlanta , Georgi a
30308
Dear Mr . King:
This morning I received from Mr . Douglas R. Cockrill, Assistant
Trust Officer of the First National Bank of Atlanta , a check
from an anonymous donor in the amount of $5418 . 00 to be used
specifically to cov r the cost of one Laykold Tenni Court at
the new Shady Valley Park Site. Although, the donor dos
wish to remain anonymous I wish you would take it upon yourself
to extend to him the official appreciation of the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen nd more p rticul rly the Department of Parks
nd Recreation for his or her generosity .
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I am this date sking the City Comptroller to deposit the check
in the ppropri te account for this project.
Th contract has been enter d into with F . T . Brown · Company, Inc .
for the first pha
construction of Sh dy V lley Park. The
construction tim is estimated to be 120 consecutive calendar days .
Again , our appreciation, I am
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1967
MEMORANDUM
TO
Jack D liu
FROM
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Representative Bill L
of Cl yton County. and an official
of th Southern Railw · y di cussed with me ye terday the
erection of a fenc
t Pittman Park to prevent
opl from
crossing th r Uro d track and ntering Pittman Park.
on then orth or noribea t .
l would appr ciat it if you would look into this matt rand
be c rtain that
Parks Commit
is fully w r of th
eh·cum tance• a11.d det rmine what ction. if any, should be
taken by the
rk Department.
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�July 27, 1967
Mrs . Lee A . Worthy
555 East Anthony Street, N. W .
Atlanta 18 , Georgia
Dear Mrs . W orthy:
In further reply to your letter of July 15, this
is to advise that a work order ha been issu_ed
to modify the drainage ditch at the rear of
555 Ea t Anthony Street .
This will be done at the earliest po
date.
S incerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
July 25, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
G EN ERAL MANA G ER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
Jack C. Delius, General Manager of Parks
SUBJECT:
Maddox Park drainage ditch flooding 555 E.
Anthony Street, N.W.
&
The Assistant Park Engineer has checked this problem
and found that we need to modify the drainage ditch
to some degree to prevent water from running on to
the rear of 555 E. Anthony Street, N.W.
A work order has been given the Park Maintenance
Superintende nt to carry out this function at the
earlie st possible date.
t-
Cor respondence pertaining to this matter is her ewith
a t tached.
ee:
Mr. Pierce Whit l ey
Recreation
�555 East .Anthony Street N.W.
Atlanta 18, Georgia
July· 15,1967
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I am w-ri tting you hoping you are able to help me in some wa:y. I live
at 555 E.Anthony St.N .H. ,my back yard is at the base of Maddox Park
where there is a ditch that belongs to the city. When it rains the
ditch overuns with water, the water therefore backs up into my bac~cdoor into my house an d my whole downstairs is then flooded with water.
When this h appens I have to send my children to stay at my mother until we can get th e housF dry from the water. My baby has taken pneumonia fro 1!1 the lfi'ouse being flooded in the 18st rains.
I have called the Sewage· and Park Depa.rtments concerning the problem, .
but I have.go t no results fro m the departments.
The ditch needs to be dug de~per or something so that the water will
not' be overun with water during a rain.
If ~u can give me any kind of help to ::.top the the wat e r from flooding my house I would Appreciate your hepp •. I feel that you will help
me with my problem.
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Mrs. Lee A. Worthy
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Atlanta. Georgia
30318
Dear Mrs. Worthy:
This will acknowledge receipt of yo\ll" letter regarding
the ditch behind your property.
I am asking the Construction Department to look
into this matter and advise me of their findings.
I will be back in touch with you when this inform-
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Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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Atlanta 3, Georgia
July 19, 1967
RICHARD W. RESPESS
ASST. CHIEF OF CONSTRUCTION
RAY A . NIXON
Chief of Constructi on
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ASST. CHIEF OF CONSTRUCTION
As directed, an investigation was made at #555 East Anthony Street
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a flood p:lioblem.
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drain ditch, and, therefore, responsibility by this Department can. not be justified. However, there is a great volume of storm water
flowing into this ditch from City property belonging to the Parks
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overflowing onto this person's property if this water was intercepted
and directed to Proctor Creek. This could be accomplished by
constructing a bunker at the top of the small ditch bank or by the
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Atlanta, Georgia
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the ditch behind your property.
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ditc h overuns with water, the wat er th e refore b a ck s up i n to my b ackdoor into mJr hous e and my whole do wnst a irs is then flooded wi t h water.
When this h appens I have to send my children to stay at my mother until we c an get t h e hous !E! dry from the water. My baby has .taken pneumonia fro rn t h e lfi'ouse be ing floo ded i n the l ast rains.
I have called the Sewage · and Pa rk Departments concerning the problem,
but I have got no results fro m the departments.
The ditch needs to b e dug de~per or something so that the water will
no ~ b e ove run with water during a rain.
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the ditch behind your property.
I am asking the Construction De partment to look
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I will be b ack in touch with you when this information i s received.
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July 19, 1967
RICHARD W. RESPESS
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RAY A . NIXON
Chief of Construction
ROBERT H. MORRISS
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TO:
Ray A. Nixon - Director of Public Works
FROM:
Ken Lancaster
ASST, CHIEF OF CONSTRUCTION
As directed, an investigation was made at #555 East Anthony Street
N. W. to determine if we could be of assistance in the solution of
a flood problem.
We found that storm water from the streets does not flow into this
drain ditch, and, therefore, responsibility by this Department cannot be justified. However, there is a great volume of storm water
flowing into this ditch from City property belonging to the Parks
Departmens. I believe, it would relieve the problem of this ditch
-overflowing onto this person's property if this water was intercepted
and directed to Proctor Creek. · This could be accomplished by
constructing a bunker at the top of the small ditch bank or by the
grading of a small berm ditch parallel to the existing one.
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�July 21 , 1967
Mr . Dillon Winship , Jr .
President
Georgia Highway Express , Inc .
2090 Jonesboro Road , S . E .
Atlanta , Georgia 30315
Dear Mr . Dillon:
Thank you very much for your letter of July 11 , 1967
ddressed to Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr ., concerning your
gracious offer to assist in our recre tion program and
facilities .
I think you have an excellent suggestion in the use of
worn out tractors as a play object for children .
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h ve been considering for several weeks of acquiring an
ntiquated jet fighter plane and similar equipment nd
build a playlot somewhat like the John F . Kennedy
Memorial Playground in Washington , D. c . Our probl
at the present time is that of all the thirty some odd
playlots that we have leased ,
hold only a thirty
day renewable leasehold and we pay no rent . ~-10 t of
them are quite sm 11 and dequ t only to aecomod t
swing , slide, in some instances a portabl swimming
pool , and tc . It does not ere te too much of a hardhip when we los possession of a given pl ylot inc
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uipment is reus ble t a perm nent park install tion or some other re . How v r, in the c se of more
unorthodox play obj cts we would be hard press d to
blend into our m ster p rk schemes such obj cts s
P. T. Bo ts, jet fighters and tr otor.
Bing as c ndid s I possible can , there is nother
problem involved in u ing anything that is ne
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July 21 ; 1967
of these people would consider a tractor just another
piece of 11 junk 11 and would accuse us of trying to save
funds in not buying swings , slides, jungle-gyms, etc o
Please let me give some more thought to how we might
make use of your excellent suggestion and if I can
find an area in size and location that it is suitable ,
I will so advise .
Again , both Mayor Allen and the undersigned deeply
appreciate your personal interest and I am
Cordially ,
Jack c . Delius
General Manager of
Pa.rks and Recreation
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Hon . Ivan Allen , Jr .
Mi ss Virginia Carmichael, Director of Recreation
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July 19, 1967
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Comptroller
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Charles:
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Thank you for your letter . of July 13, 1967, advising us that
the Finance Committee on July 12, 1967, had discussed the problem
of financing additional parks and improvenents1 and, more particularly
reference to the additional State Grant funds by which the Finance
Committee desires to make some portion available to the Parks
Department for additional park sites, etc.
I have called together all of our staff members concerned with
park developrrent and acquisition to very carefully review
priorities on park projects. At the same time, we considered
the City's committment towards the purchase of four urban renewal
park sites located in various areas of the City.
After we completed the attached priority li s t, we revie we d it
with Chairman Leftwich on July 17, 1967. Mr. Leftwich has given
h i s endorsement to the attached proposed disbursement of funds.
Thi s entire priority list is based on the fact that we would
receive some $350,000 from the State grant .
As an expl ana tion to you and by c opy o f th is letter an explanation
to the oth er members of t he Ald e rmanic Parks Commi ttee, I wou ld
like to explain t o you jus t how we arrived at priorities. First
of all; Peyton Road is the only one of the four t e e n parks purchased
s ince 1964 which we have no t allocated a ny funds for the development
o f or have not act ua l ly b orken · ground. In the case of Daniel
Stunton Park Site (People's Town ) , we have under construc tion
t the presenttime a recre ation building and a modest amount of
mo n e y qas been set aside for storm drainage in the park. However,
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this will be a case where we will have a completed recreation
building and yet the land immediately surrounding it, etc., will
not be usable. We built the park "backward" only because of
an existing sub-station structure which could be remodeled into
a gymnasium and we felt that having indoor facilities for yearround use took priority over basic site development of the park.
In the case of Harper Park, we would like very much to do the
second stage and this would virtually finish this facility except
for a large project such as possibly a recreation building. In
the case of Gun Club, we are not deviating from our announced
and formal policy of building only neighborhood size pools since
Gun Club is a community size park - the only one purchased under
the 1963 Bond Issue. Some 3900 children live immediately adjacent
to this park site and we have laready installed parking, electrical
condiut, sewerage, water supply, etc., as well as lighting (general)
for the s,;imming pool. If we move rapidly, Stan Martin feels
that one-half the cost ot the swimming pool could be obtained
under the Land and Water Conservation Act. As to Center Hill,
located on Bankhead Highway, this was at one time a fairly well
developed park which fell into disuse and now that the population
has surged we feel that we must use a modest amount of our money
renovating this facility.
It is good level land in an area
deficient of parks and we feel like moving very quickly on it.
As to Benteen, we are under contract for phase one, which will
cover only basic siting and improvements and when we finish this
you can hardly tell that anything has been done - it will
all be under ground. Therefore, we feel like moving very rapidly
into phase two so that the citizens can have something to use.
Thomasville Urban Renewal Park is unusual in that we have already
gone through phase one and are starting phase two and yet have
very little to show the public. It's another case of a lot of
money being spent underground to handle drainage, etc. We feel
however, that the modest additional expenditure of $15,000 would
virtually complete the park except for a swimming pool or recreation
center.
As ot items 8,9,10,
&
11, you have advised me of what
you compute the total cost to be and the fact that the City has
formerly committed itself to purchasing these lands within
urban renewal projects.
The entire priority list, including the purchase of new park lands,
is based on the assumption that the City will get 50¾ assistance
from the Federal government either u nder the open-space program
or the Land and Water Conservation Act.
We still have a considerable nUmber of parks which we should
move into on phase two such as Benteen, Cleveland, Collier, the


f unding of Field Road when it's purchased, Shady Valley, Waters,


recreation buildings for Washington, Butler, University, Wilson
Mill, Wesley, etc.
Mr. Leftwich has asked that in the next few days we have a
ca lled meeting of the Parks Committee to formally endorse this
priority list and I assume that yQu will be reviewing the same
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with your committee.
We are deeply indebted to the City Finance Committee for making
available these additional funds and assuring you of our appreciation
I am
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arks and Recreation
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Mr. George Berry, Comptroller's Office
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Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
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ALLOCATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY FUND
PARKS DEPARTMENT
TOTAL
COST
POSSIBLE
FEDERAL
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NET COS:'
TO CIT:~
1.
PEYTON ROAD 1st STAGE
a) Necessary site preparation
including storm drainage,
grading, grassing.
b) Drive and parking
c) Ball diamond
d) Paved court areas
e) Childrens play areas
60,000
30,000
30,000
2.
DANIEL STANTON 2nd STAGE
25,000
12,500
12,500
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12,500
12,500
150,000
75,000
75,000
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b)
c)
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HARPER 2nd STAGE
a)
b)
c)
d)
4.
Paved court areas
Paved walk and s kating
c ircle
Planting (tr ees & ahruba)
Drive and parki ng
Paved court areas
Childrens play areas
Adult recreation areas
GUN CLUB 3rd STAGE
a) Major size swimming pool~
bathhouse, and necessary
surrounding site work
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CENTER HILL (Improvement to
existing park)
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
6.
b)
c)
d)
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c)
d)
NET COST
TO CITY
40,000
20,000
20,000
50,000
25,000
25,000
30,000
15,000
15,0GQ
Required site preparation
grading and drainage
Park drive and parking
Paved court area
Childrens play area
BENTE:&:~ 2nd S'!'AGE
a)
b)
POSSIBLE
FEDERAL
FUNDS
Required site preparation,
grading and drainage
Park drive and parking
Paved court area
Childrens play area
Relighting of exi~ting ball
field
ANDERSON PARK (improvement to
existing park)
a)
TOTAL
COST
Complete drive and parking
7aved court area
ehildrens play area
Planting (trees & shrubs)
3.
THO~.&ASVILLE 3rd Stage
a) Additional drive & parking
b) Childrens play area
c) Paved walks
20,000
10,000
10,00Ci
9.
Purchase of: park in Rcr-1s on Washington Urban Renewal Area
(adj to public housing)
65,500
32,750
32,750
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COST
POSSIBLE
FEDERAL
FUNDS
NET c o .:.)'!'
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CITY
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Purchase of C. W. Hill School
park site in Bed::ord Pine
Urban Renewal Area
140,000
70,000
70,00
11.
Purchase of additional park
land throughout the city - To
be decided with the help of
the city plann ing department.
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47,250
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700,000
350,000
350,000
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�July 18. 1967
Mr . Dillon Winship. Jr.
Pre ident
Georgia Highway Expres • Inc .
Z090 Jone boro Road. S . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
30315
Dear Dillon:
Thank you very tnuch for your letter and your
gen.erou · offer to sai t in our recreational
facilitie thi
ummer .
1 am referring thi . to the Director of the Parks
Department. Mr . Jack Deliu • for hi con ideration and I m requesting him to corre pond ith
you directly.
With appreciation for your intere t, I am
Sincerely your- ,
Ivan All n, Jr.
Mayor
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
July 17, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I wish to advise that I will be out of the City on Saturday,
July 22, and Sunday, July 23.
In the event that you need me, I may be contacted at the
Capri Motel, Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee.
In my absence, Mr. Fred w. Boswell, Assistant General Manager
o f Parks, will be in charge of the Department.
incerely,
ck c. Delius
neral Manager of
rks and Recreation
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All Members of the P arks Committee
Mr. Pie rce Whitley, Assistant General Manager of P arks
Mr. Stan Martin, Administrative Assistant
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Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
July 20, 1967
JACK IC, DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
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Mr. Jesse Hill, Jr. ~ Co-Chairman:
Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference
¾ Atlanta Life Insurance Company
P. o. Box 897
Atlanta, Georgia
30301
Dear Mr. Hill:
Thank you very much for your telephone call to my office on
Friday, July 14 and your letter of July 17, 1967, requesting
that we withold the earmarking or committment of some $350,000
for park purposes until a committee of the Atlanta Summit-;.:
Leadership Conference can meet with me.
First of all, the City has formerly committed itself to purchase
of park site North of the expressway in the West End Urban Renewal
Area; a park site adjacent to thew. c. Hills School in BedfordPine Urban Renewal Area; a park site in the Western portion of
the Rawson-Washington Urban Renewal Area; and, a park site in the
Rockdale Urban Renewal project. Our best information from the
City Comptroller is that these park sites must be purchased and
are part of the overall Urban Renewal projects for the respective
areas of the City. The rather limited funds that are left after
the p u rch ase o f these properti es have been very carefully allocat ed
to a number of urgent proj ects on t h e south s i de , west si d e , and
northQe~t s i de o f our Ci t y. ~be s uggested p rio r i ty l iet of projects
has been s ubmitted to the Park Committee of the Board of Aldermen
and, through the City Comptroller to the Finance Committee of the
Bo ard of Aldermen. We expect to have a calle d meeting of t he
Parks Committee in a few days after the member s have h a d t i me to
review a nd digest the project li s t.
Re g a rding your request t o meet wi th me on Tuesday, J u ly 25, I
wo uld certainly be g lad t o me et wi t h you but I t h ink it would be
b e s t for you·· to discus s your requ ests with the Park s Committee
of the Board of Aldermen si nce ·t hey have t h e final say-so on
p r ior ities, etc., per ta i ni n g to Park and Recreation fa c ilit i es .
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Chairman o f o ur Committe e and, of c ourse, Alde r man Williamson,
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July 20, 1967
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your Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference, is
also a member of the Aldermanic Parks Committee.
If you would still care to meet with me on July 25, just give
me a call and thank you for your continued interest, I am
Cordially,
ack c. Delius
eneral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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CC:
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor, City of Atlanta /
Rev. s. W. Williams, Co-Chairman, Atlanta Summit Leadership
Conference
Alderman Q. V. Williamson, Co-Chairman, Atlanta Summit Leadership
Conference and Member of Aldermanic Parks Committee
Alderman Charlie Leftwich, Chairman, Aldermanic Parks Committee
Alderman Buddy Fowlkes, Vice-Chairman, Aldermanic Parks Committee
Alderman G. Everett Millican, Member, Aldermanic Parks Committee
Honorable Milton Farris, Chairman, Finance Committee
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30303
July 20, 1967
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Mr. Gilbert H. Boggs
Director of Housing
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Boggs:
SUBJECT:
Pedestrian Bridge across Proctor Creek from
Perry Homes to' Gun Club Park.
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You may recall that last year I wrote Mr. Earl Metzger
regarding the desperate need for a footbridge across
Proctor Creek from Perry Homes to the Northeast corner of
Gun Club Park. At that time, the estimated cost of a
footbridge was between $10,000 and $15,000. Since our
property line is on our side of the creek and the creek
itself lies within the boundaries of the Perry Homes
property, we asked that Atlanta Housing Authority consider
undertaking the construction of this bridge to provide
ingress to the park for the children in the eastern section
of Perry Homes.
My letter waa referred to you end yo ur reply , deted
October 2 8 , 1 966 , wa s that the po ssibi lity of construction
of "the footbridge to serve the park" would not be feasible
from the Atlanta Housing Authority's standpoint becau s e
y o u did not have the necessary $10,000 to $15,000 nor did
y ou h a v e the authority from the Federal a gency whi ch mu s t
approve t h is type of expend itu re . You f u rth er st ated that
you did not believe it would be considered en eligible cost .
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not serve the park. Ont.he contrary, the footbriq.ge
serve the people of Perry Homes. In fact, our
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July 20, 1967
Club Park is to provide
facilities for the more
more than 3200 children
isolated for so long in
desperately needed recreation
than one thousand families and
and teenagers who have been
the Perry Hornes Housing Project ·.
We are aware of the new installation of culverts
and the extension of the roadway from Perry Hornes across
Proctor Creek providing access to the site of your new
140-unit addition to the Project. However, this is a
considerable distance from the proposed location of
the footbridge1 and the families who live in the eastern
section of Perry Homes would face a quite lengthy hike
to make their way west to the existing crossing and
back through the new section of Perry Hornes to the Park.
As a matter of fact, many children in the eastern extremity
will be able to stand in their yards and see the ball
diamonds across the creek • .We are convinced that a
constant hazard will exist as these children attempt to
ford Proctor Creek and make their own shortcut to the
lower level of the Park. We feel very strongly that
this type of situation should be eliminated and we feel
that the Atlanta Housing Authority should accept the
responsibility.
Realizing that it would not be feasible for you to
spend $10,000 to $15,000 for this purpose, we have taken
it upon ourselves to explore the possibility of constructing
a safe and permanent footbridge at a more feasible cost.
Mr. Charles G. Devon, Assi~tant Parks Engineer, has
developed a plan for a bridge constructed of precastprestressed concrete with hand rails and concrete footings
that would cost less than $1500 in place. Further, we
are prepared to offer our technical assistance and labor
to supervise and assist in the construction of the bridge.
Enclosed is a proposal from Concrete Materials of Georgia,
Inc., for the main bridge structure, including its erection,
in the amount of $1,067.53. This does not include the
hand rails or the footings for which we would provide the
labor and the materials are estimated to be approximately
$400. Also enclosed is a drawing showing details of the
plan. In light of this new cost estimate, perhaps you
will reconsider the possibi ,lity of the Housing Authority
funding this bridge.
We have recently completed the first phase d evelopment
of Gun Club Park at a cost of $83,541. We have signed the
contract for $52,206 for the second phase development , which
will include the ball diamonds on thelower end of the property
adjacent to Proctor Creek, and the contractor is expected
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to commence work within a few days. In view of our
efforts to complete this park, we sincerely hope that
you will make every effort to provide this additional
means of access to the park for the residents of Perry
Homes.
Thank you for any consideration given our proposal.
let us know of your decision in this matter.
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V Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mr. Dan sweat, Director of Governmental Liaison
Mr. John Cox, Atlanta Youth Council
Mr. Arthur Smith, Manager of Perry Homes
Mr. Willie Johnson, Chairman, Constructive Youth
Council of the Northwest Perry Homes Area
Mr. Jack c. Delius, General Manager of Parks and
Recreation
Mr. A. P. Brindley, Parks Engineer
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Alderman Charlie Leftwich, Chairman, Municipal
Parks Committee
Alderman Buddy Fowlkes, Vice Chairman, Municipal
Parks Committee
Alderman G. Everett Millican, Member, Municipal
Parks Committee
Alderman Q. v. Williams on, Member, Muni c ipal Pa r k s
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The "Battle of Atlanta." painting is uniq_ue not only as o. la.i·ge and _fa.:nou::,
painting, but also·; being a cyclorama, it cannot, like most other th::.n·gs , be seen
from without, but to view it one must literally get inside the circular canvas
whic r is 0.J?pr_o ximately .1 20 feet in di~~eter a::.d 50 feet high.
Tti& physical peculiarity·
places a very important limitation on the cyclorama from an exhibition standpoint and
creates a major safety problem; ·spectators must either be _lowered into . the 50-foot high
circular picture area from above or brought to the viewing :platfo~m fro:::i. benea.th t=ou[;:::
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a tunnel a.~d up stairways as in the present cycloram~, building. Neither arra.~ge~ent
makes it possible to effect quick evacuation of the audience from the picture area.
This brings about a definite safety-to-life · problem in case of a fire e~ergency,
especially under the panic environment that would exist.
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study every step feasible has been taken to improve the existing .structure from a
safety standpoint, the "fire loading" from the painting itself is ever present and is
considerable.
The picture contains approximately on~-half-acre of free-hanging linen
canvas impregnated with more than 8,000 _pounds of oil paint which would burn intensely
if once ignited.
A carbon dioxide gas fire extinguishing system has been provided to
protect t he painting but this ·cannot·be brought into action until the audience has been
evacuat ed.
Even thoueh the attendance is now limited to · 150 people at one time·, thin.i<:.
. of .the celrui:iity that might result should rire trap an audie~ce inside this paint-soaked
canvas enclosure!
Indeed, Atlanta should feel fortunate that she has thus far been sp~red
such a pos s ible catastrophe.
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arrangements from that of the present cyclorama building, which is approaching a halfcentury in age and is· obso+ete. · · The provision of a new cyclorama building of proper
though unique design could eliminate the safety-to-life problem now prevailing and
permit full capacity loading of the viewing platform when attendance is heavy as with
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holiday and convention groups. · The new building could be more beautiful and much more
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appropriate for its occupancy than the present one.
It could afford improved lighting,
which is much needed, and better programing and sound effects.
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a special area located away from ground moistu~e for housing the painting, which area
would normally be_ sealed off to permit controlled . atmosphere as regards temperature and
humidity to prolong . life of the .canvas.
In the event of fire in the picture area, it
would allow complete and safe evacuation of the entire audience from the area in a matter
of seconds, followed immediately by automatic flooding of the picture with carbon dioxide
gas to extingui·s h the fire without leaving any residue, and thus assure complete fire
control for the painting, at the same time providing full life safety. · .
To embody these enhancements, this special structure of new concept would, of
course, be of fire-resistive construction and would be similar in design to a two-tier
wedding cake; the first story being about 300 feet in diameter and 20 feet high.
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story would be protected by aut.omat"ic sprinklers and occupied as a Civil War museum,
rel ating principally to the Battle of Atlanta, which in time could become the very finest
museum of its kind.
The second story would be 125 feet in diameter and about 50 feet
high, or approximaiely the size of the present cyclorama building.
the cyclorama painting an_d its foreground scenery .
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the 30-foot diameter viewing platform would be on a hydraulic ( aqua) lift.
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portion ·of the battle scene appearing before him.
The platform would have an integral
ceiling that would move up and down with the platform and which, when in the lowered
position, would form a gas-tight separation between the first and second stories by
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With the arrangement described, should a fire occur in the picture area, for
example, while the platform is loaded .and at the viewing position, either the operator
or the automatic fire detection system would allow the p~atfonn to be lowered immediately
by gravity at a controlled speed to the first floor level to discharge the audience
safely, the ceiling simultaneously forming a seal between .the two stories.
By interlock
control, as soon as the seal is ' formed; a carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system .
would flood the picture· canvas with fire ~xtinguishing gas without the time delay that
is now required.
All emergency safety equipment would be designed on a multiple "positive
operation 11 basis.
The. arrangement would provide full safety to life for occupants of
the building, coupled with prompt and complete fire control for the painting.
It would
also safely permit full audience capacity on the platform and allow a controlled atmosphere
normally to be ma'intained in the picture area for prolonging life of the canvas.
Special Features
If such a new cyclorama building should be undertaken, .it ' is suggested that
the proJect also include two special features; first, the old locomotive "Texas" which
is now in the basement of the present building should be reconditioned for actual
operation s o that it could take part with the "General" in any future re- enactments of
the Andrews ' Raid*.
Normally, however, the "Texas " would be kept on exhibi t in t he f i r st
sto~y mus eum, but there would be provided withi n t he museum a length of fenc ed-off track
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utili~ing both the engines , Texas and General, operating under steam over the L. & N.
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actually moving. under steam.
The other feature would be to include a water fountain of appropriate size,
water patterns and lighting effects near the entrance to the building.
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surface at .t he several cascading levels beneath the figure to symbolize· the resurgence
of Atlanta after the battle.
The phoenix theme could even include a programmed periodic
envelopment of the phoenix by flames, acco~panied by the figure disappearing below the
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surface - to rise again when the flames subside .
Atlanta could be proud of a new cyclorama building such as described and the
city deserves it.
The preservation work on the picture which is repo~ted to be very
necessary could be performed as each picture section is moved from the old to the new
building.
The "Battle of Atlanta" is entitled to a new home, s·o let the job be done right.
The cycloraroa can be made an even greater tourist attraction and credit to the city than
it has been in the past and conc_urrently incorporate full safety-to-life measures._ If
located in the new auditorium-hotel complex area, with the larger audiences that could
be handled and with longer hours of operation the revenue deri v.e d should certainly
make the project feasible.
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JACK C . DELI US
GENERAL MANAGER
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
July 10, 1967
AND RECREATION
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Allen:
First, I want to personally congratulate and
. thank you for your excellent statement at the
Kiwanis Club meeting on Thursday, July 6, 1967,
concerning lawlessness in our town. Everyone r•ve
talked with - City employees, private citizens,
other City Officials are all talking about what
you•ve said. I think your tone was correct and
you were firm and I am sure that a lot of good will
come from your remarks.
Thank you again and assuring you of our desire
to be of servi ce, I am
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G eral Manager df
Parks and Recreation
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of the fa~t that within the defined limits of these areas,
we h ve the only recreation house that we ' ve rented, four
playlots in Mechanicsville nd Operation Ch mp operation
at Peter J . Bryant School. In Summerhill, re have n Operation
Champ at Johnson Elementary~ 1 ol an - a playlot on Connally
Street which is to the rear of the school . ~ummerhill is
one of only four reas in Atl nta blessed with a port b le
swimming pool. These pools which are for instruct.i onel
purposes only were donated by the Rich Foundation . I _h ve
lre dy been criticizea for selecting Summerhill as on
of the four areas -to receive a pool but regardless of here
it might have been pl ced , ie would have had criticism fro~
those communities not similarly treated .
We pledge to you our full and G"Omplete support in ttempting
to meet th needs of park and recra tion facilities for all
of our citi zens and I am
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Constructive Youth Counci l of the
Nor thwest Perry Homes Area
2339 Arno Court, N. H.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Johnson:
Thank you very much for your l etter of June 28, 1967, regardi ng our conf erence of J une 20, 1967, out lining the r equests
made by the cit i zens o f your area f or r e c reational and park
fa c i liti e s . By copi es o f this letter , I am requesting the
Directors of the Neighbo rhood Pl aylot Program and Operation
Champ to submit to you the l ist o f all l ocations presentl y
in existence. We ce rta i nly wi ll welcome the opportunity t o .
a llow the community to assist i n the planning, developnent ,
and operation o f r e creational programs for youth and young
adul ts i n your ne i ghborhood .
As to t h e ut iliza tion o f neighborhood Youth Corps i n-school
enroll ees a nd out -of - s chool enrollees , we currentl y have a
request before E.O .A. for one hundred out-of- school young
people . Fifty of these would be utilized in Operation Champ
(the city-wide recreation program) and fifty , we hope utilized
in the development of the Wilderness Camp at Lake .Allatoona .
As of y et , we have not received any enrollees but we understand that they are being recruited from the respective E.O.A.
Service Centers . I would assume that some will be coming
from your neighborhood service center and there should be no
problem to see that these individuals are properly assigned
b a ck to the area from which they reside.
By COP'J of this letter , I will make it known to Mi s s Vir gi nia
Carmichael , the Director of Re creation, and also t h e Dire ct ors
o f Operation Champ and the Ne ighbor h ood Playlot Program t h.it
you are requesting the p laceme nt o f recreation l eader s at
Pitt s , Finch, and Chattahoochee El ementary School s .
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The Aldermanic Parks Committee over the last several years
has written the Atlanta Housing Authority requesting that
recreation personnel be employed on a permanent basis by
the Houstng ~'Authority to supervise recreation not only at
Perry Homes but at all public housing projects.
We have signed the contract for the second phase of Gun
Club Park. 'i'his phase will be on the lower end of the
property adjacent to Proctor Creek and the contractor is
expected to commence work just any day. As discussed with
you, we are still in a quandary over the availability of
a pedestrian bridge across Proctor Creek so that the Park
that will be developed can be immediately accessible to
the residents of Perry Homes. We are waiting on a response
from the Atlanta Hou5ing Authority as to who will pay for
this bridge since our property line stops on our side of
Proctor Creek and it's our understanding that the Housing
Authority owns up to this line.
We certainly appreciate the suggestion for location of additional playlots for your area. I am Xeroxing your letter
and supplying it to Mr. Pete Williams, Right-Of- Way Agent ,
Land Agent's Office and ask that he search out each and
every location you have suggested and , in the event he is
unable to obtain permission for the use of any of these
lots, to advise you accordingly.
We would certainly like to extend the Operation Champ program
to include other communities , but as you know this is a
federally financed program which must terminate August 31
and we must be very caref ul not to overspend the allotted
sum of money for this activity. If we should be able to
save funds or have over-estimated the cost of certain activities,
we would be the first to want to expand the program into
other communities.
Although the Master Plan for Gun Club Park includes a swimming
pool , at this time I do not know at what date one could be
installed. Rest assured that your area will be given every
possible consideration in making up t he 1968 Capital Improvement
Program , whi ch will amount to a little over $300,000. This
rather limited amount of money must be spread over the entire
City of Atlanta and include the construction of not only
swimming pools but basic site work on some ten to fifteen parks
purchased under the 1963 BomProgram, construction of recreation
buildings, landscaping, etc .
I em very pleased that your committee will be willing to meet
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with the undersigned and other representatives of this
Department in making your community a better place to
live and I assure you that when we obtain leases on the
playlots at the locations you have suggested, we will
work vecy closely with your committee to see that the
program, equipment, etc. is what you need and want.
On behalf of Mayor Allen and other City Officials, let me
again thank you for meeting with us on the 20th and I ~m
Cordially,
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Jack c. Delius
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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Mr. Tom Christenson,. Director, Operation Champ
Mr. Eddie McLemore, Director, Neighborhood Playlot Program
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. I/'
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Mr. John Cox, Atlanta Youth Council
Mr. Bud Stone, E.o.A.
Mr. J. H. Robertson
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Northwest Perry Homes Area
2339 Arno Court, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia
June 28, 1967
Mr. Jack Delius, Director
Parks & Recreation Department
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Delius:
In reference to our conference of June 20, 1967, we the members of the
Recreational Committee of the Constructive Youth Council of the North•
west Perry Area are submitting in keeping with your request a proposal
· outlining the requests made by the group of citizens of this area during
the conference.
We truly feel that your concern in such matters will enable us to build
a better community in which to live. Moreover, we feel as members of
our community we should be given the opportunity to assist in the planning
and development of recreational programs for our community.
We look forward to a reply at your earliest convenience.
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northwest Perry llomes ·Arca
2339 Arno Court, n. w.
Atlanta, Georgia
Today there is an ever-increasing desire on-the part of the young people
to be heard, probably morcso in low-!ncoce areas.
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It goes without saying that in the Northuest Perry Communities there are
hundreds of young people ~mo arc without any or have very few meaningful
programs in which to participate.
It hns been said that "an idle mind is
the devil I s workshop:•
The rising rate of Crir:ie, Delinquency, Truancy and dcop-outs among the
youth in our communities, indicate that city, public and private agencies
arc failing to provide young people with the inner controls of behavior
which arc basis for a healthy way of life and a clean community.
Due to the many inadequacies in the areas of supervised recreation in the
l-Torthwest Perry Communit i es, we the recreation committee, in keeping with
your request, recotnr.'len<l the following servicco, program and facilities for
your consideration and cvaluntion.
Su3gcsted Areas of Concern and Responsibilities:
1.
Keep the communities informed of available resources and opportunities
in the fields of recreation and youth.
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Allow the community the opportunity to assist in the planning, developing
and runnini; of recreational prograr.is f or youth and young adults in the
communities.
It generally felt that the communities in the Northwest Perry area arc faced
with tho same types of problems thllt exist in other communities throughout
chc city.
In trying to offset so~o of thcnc problems, we arc fu1·thor ro -
cor.1mond:f.ng tho hiring of recreation personnel on a permnnont basio from thct
!101'. tlnicst communities through tho Neighborhood Youth Corps in- s chool and
out -of-school programs.
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Recommendation for the placement of r.ecre3tional Leaders.
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Pitts Elementary School
Perry Boulevard, H. H.
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Finch Elementary School
Ajax Drive, N. W.
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Chattahoochee Elementary School
Peyton Road, N. H • .
The hiring of recrea t ion personnel on a permanent basis by the Housin~
authority to super-,ise recreation in the Perry Homes projects.
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The completion of th9 .Gun Club Pork.
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Additional Play Lots for the area.
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Possible Location of Play Lots.
(1)
Intersection of Hollywood r.ood
and Nain Street, N. W.
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Intersection of Harco and Areyle Drive
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2000 Mccallie Boulevard
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Westmoreland Circle (near 1333)
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Clorissd Drive (nco,cen Buildines 1602-2215)
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Perry Doulevard (near 1395 Drew)
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The Extension of the "Char:1p" Prograo to include other communities.
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Swimmi ng Pool for the area.
The committee, nlone with other members of t he Council , will be willine
to meet you and/or othe1.· responsible repres entatives of the City Par ks
Depar tment , in tryi ng to m:ikc our community a bet t er pl ace i n which t o
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Vireinia Carmichae l
John Cox
'Cud Stone
J. 11. Robinson
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Representative Julian Bond
Room 336, State c pitol
Atlanta, Georgia
30334
Der Mr . Bond:
Th nk you for your continued interest in the p rk located at Fair
Street and Northside Drive nd more p rticularly your inquiry as
to the hours of oper tion of the spray pool . Currently , the one
Recreation Supervisor authorized "tty the City nd ssigned to this
f ci-lity operates the pool from 10:00 in the morning until 6:00 at
night; five d ys a ¥8 k. I am sing Mr. D vid Knolton, the
Recre tion Supervi r for the Central District, to ork out some
method by which th spray pool could be o r ted on Saturday and
Sund y. A the nights gro
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way to oper te the ater into the late evening - p rh ps until
lOeOO p.m ..
Th nk you for your continued interest, I am
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G n ral Mang r of
Park and R er tion
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R p . Julian Bond
8Z3 Drummond Str et, S . W .
Atlant , Georgia 30314
D ar Julian:
Than you very much for your 1 tter reg rding th
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I . ppreciate yollr sugg tion nd l m taking thi
matt r up ith Mr. J ck Delius of the Parks D
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Sincerely,
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�COMMITTEES
JULIAN BOND
Representative, District 136
823 Drummond Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
EDUCATION
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STATE INSTITUTIONS & PROPERTY
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June 6, 1967
Mr. Jack C. Delius
General Manager of Parks
and Recreation
Department of Parks
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Delius:
Thia i1 in reply to your l etter of May 24, -addre&aad to the
Regional Director of our Southeast Region, regarding the
Cyclorama of the Battle of Atlanta.
I think it would be reasonable to assume that the painting
itself, as an object important in American history, could
eventually be considered for inclusion on the National Register
which is to be expanded under the provisions of Public Law 89- .
665, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. To be
placed on the National Register and thus eligible for Federal
matching grant-in-aid funds, the painting would have to be
included in a statewide survey and historic preservation plan
approved by the Secretary of the Interior. The Georgia His- ·
torical Commission has been designated by Governor Maddox as
Georgia's official State liaison with the Department of the
Interior in the administration of this act as it may relate
to the State of Georgia. While Congressional action on the
Department's appropriation for fiscal year 1968 has not been
completed, it appears unlikely at this time that there will
be any Federal matching grant-in-aid funds available under
P.L. 89-665 during fiscal year 1968.
We are enclosing a copy of the act and a copy of "Federal
Financial Assistance Through the Secretary of the Interior
for Historic Preservation" for your inf ormation.
Sincerely yours,
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Rober t M. Utley
Acting Chief,
of Archeol ogy
and Historic Preservation
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JACK C. DELIUS
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June 27,
Mayo~ Ivan Allen
Mr. Tom Chri~tens on, Director, Operation Champ"
SUBJECT:
Program of "Operation Champ"
Atlanta's "Operation Champ", sponsored · jointly by Atlanta
Parks and Recreation Department and the Economic Opportunity,
Atlanta, is a spor.ts and cultural program provided for locations
in twenty-three crime infested and racial trouble areas. The
ideal of the program is to aid · the children to develop social
soundness, emotional stability! cultural interest, and physical
fitness. In addition the aim is to curtail indirectly the high
crime rate and racial tension. This ideal is approached by
providing supervised recreation and cultural trips far the areas.
The program is headed by a project director and assistant who
coordinate the activities of the 23 areas and plan all cultural and
s wimming trips. Four program supervisors directly supervise the
23 areas which are divided into four ge neral districts in the city.
They act as go-betweens between the project director arrl the area
counselors. Each area has t wo recreation leaders who work as
counselors in the individual area and keep the area supervis e d
Monday through Saturday from 10:00 A.· ~ - to 9 P. M.
The 1nd1 v1dual · area activities inolude mass games
individual
1nstruot1 onal games , ar t s · an d cr af t s , drama t ic prodwti ons , f olk
dan01ns, ~htthm1o~l s~rn ~. ~eup sin gin g , and fi var-1ety of other
ac t i vities , depending on the i ndi vidua l t a l e nts of the recreationa l
s uper vis ors. Many areas work clos el y with the Gir l Scouts apd the
Boy Scouts in an attempt to establish new t r oops that wi l l conti nue
t hrough the year. Spe c i a l are a events suc h a s bicycle r ode os,
pet s h ows, and tr ea3ure hunts en c oura ge the children t o devel op
a f ee ling of fellows hip. The childr en should en joy t he a f ternoon
snac k of milk and co oki es de livered da ily.
Be oa. ua e of the · tremen dous ·c ooper a t i on and the dona ti on of
time by many people, a variety of educational trips has been planned
for the areas . Each area goes for a. "free II swim tw1 ce a week for
s 1 x weeks • Many of our children will receive free bowling lessons
from city establishments. The ,Atlanta Braves and Chiefs c ooperate
with us by pr6senting periodical sports clinics and providing
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unlimited tickets to both Brave and Chief ball games. Our children
will bear-lecture! by the curator of the zoo, the Atlanta Horticulturist, and our Entomologist. New ideas and projects will be
followed up by the area leaders through activities such a., transplanting flowers in the housing projects, collecting and mounting insects,
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The children will travel to various local industries, amusement parks and local entertainments including the Coca Cola
Bottling Company, Mathis · Dairyf the Atlanta Journal, Chastain
Park, childran 1s theaters, Cyc orama and Grant Park Zoo, and
Grant Park green house. On ma~y of the trips the children
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will be provided with a bot lunch. Hopefully the many experiences
created by the cultural trips will add greatly to the underprivileged children's education.
"Operation Champ" undoubtedly.. will not solve all of the
problems of the high-crime rate, underprivileged areas 0 But
through our personnel's combined efforts to provide supervised
recreation and cultural trips, we hope to benefit the background
of some of these children.
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Atlanta, Ga. 30317
2804 Yates Drive N.W.
Atlanta, Ga. 30318
Grady Homes
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At lanta, Ga. 30303
Center Hill Park
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Memorial Drive S.E.
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This list shows ali playlots and inside facilities :in the
playlot program. Twenty-three of these locations are staffed
and operating from 10:00 A.M. until 8:JO P.M. daily, Monday through
Friday. Saturdays hours of operation are from 11:00 A.M. until
8:JO P.M.
Arlington
Mrs. Nix and Mrs. Edna Hill
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Mr. Smith and Miss Griffin
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Harper Park
Miss Johnson and Mr. Wilkes
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Daniel Stant.o n Park
Mr. Bonner and Miss Dixon
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Gilliam Park on Wade Ave.
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373 Thurmaon St.
Mr, Smith and Mrs. Sinclair
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Magnolia1& Maple
Miss Mpongo and Mr. Cloud
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Huff Rd. near Booth
Miss Smith and Mr. Stokes
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Mr • Margaret Gl'ier
325 Brook Avenue , S . W.
Atlanta, G orgia
30310
Dear Mrs. Grier:
Thank you very much for the petition which you
forwarded me on June 22nd. I have comnumicated
with the Parks De rtment and they
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me that this matter ha been taken care of by the
opening up of the playground in the Ro alie Holley
Wright Elementary School community.
I m forwarding the petition on to Mi s Virginia
Carmichael of th Park Departm nt for her
record.
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Atlanta, Georgia
30303
June 26, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Mr. Thomas J. Armstrong
Acting Assistant Regional Administrator
for Metropolitan Development
Department of Housing and Urban
Development
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Room 645, Peachtree-Seventh Building
Atlanta, Georgia
30323
Dear Mr. Armstrong:
Subject:
Project No. GA. OSD-32
Application for Grant to
Develop Open-Space Land
Gun Club Park Site
We respectfully request that you consider a 50% grant for the
second phase of development of Gun Club Park Site and waive the
12½% of acquisition cost limitation on this portion of the above
project.
Gun Club is the second largest park site we have acquired under
the 1963 Park Bond Program and is located adjacent to the largest
public housing project •in Atlanta. One thousand families and
approximately five thousand people live in the Perry Hornes Public
Housing Project and it is absolutely essential that we compl t
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the development of this park at the earliest possible date. At th~
present time, Perry Homes has only one small playground with which
to provide outdoor recreation for more than 3,200 children and teenagers. The families of Perry Homes cannot afford to leave their
immediate neighborhood in search of recreation as the median family
income is only $2,500 per year. Perry Homes is a part of Census
Tract F-87, which has been rated sixth in juvenile delinquency among
approximately 100 tracts within the city limits of Atlanta. The
need for a fully developed park is clearly reflected by the evidence
of discontent and the feeling of being long neglected expressed by
the people cf Perry Homes community. The urgent need is amplified
by the expansion of the Perry Homes presently underway. An additional 140 units consi sting of three, four, and five bedrooms are now
under construction.
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- we have made every effort to expedite this project and we are very
proud of the fact that we received the first Open-Space Land
Development Grant in the United States for the first phase development of this park. However, due to the lack of funds for capital
improvements, we must develop all of our parks in phases over a
period of several years. If our application is cut to 12½¾ of
the acquisition cost,it will materially affect our financial capacity
for additional development. Of course, all of our projects face the
same problem, but the problem is particularly acute as it relates to
Gun Club Park.
As documentation in support of our request we have enclosed a census
tract map of the city showing the area to be served by Gun Club Park;
a cadastral map of the service area, showing generalized block-~ront
structural conditions, blighted areas, the location of Perry Homes,
and the Rockdale Urban Redevelopment Area; an analysis of the median
family income for the area; an analysis of housing conditions in the
area; a compilation of delinquency and crime statistics for the area
to be served; a graph showing the relationship of income and crime
in Atlanta; and an analysis of age groups in Perry Homes.
The boundaries of the area to be served by Gun Club Park were determined by the Planning Department of the City of Atlanta. It should
be noted that the site consists of 42.9 acres . and will serve as a
Community Park. The service area encompasses approximately 4,147
housing units and has an estimated population of 15,800. More than
30¾ of the people in this service area live in the Perry Homes Public
Housing Project, which contains 24¾ of all housing units in the
service area. Of the remaining housing units, 35¾ are substandard
structures.
We would like to point out tha t the analy s is of me di a n fa mily income
i s b ased on 1961 date, which is now obsolete and doe s not ref l ect a
true picture, with the exception of Perry Homes. This entire area
ha s bee n undergoing transition during the past several years. The
Planning Department of the City of Atlanta is conducting a survey to
determine the extent of change in racial occupancy and median family
income . -~c.However,.-: current data .:.d : s -.not available at this time. We
stro ngly suspect that the median family income for the entire service
area i s c onsiderably less than thatreflected in the 1961 data. We
do know t h at the population density has increased and wi ll c o nt i nue
to increase . There are proposals for the Ro ckdale Ur ban Red evelopment
Area that would p r ovide from 1300 to 1500 units of low- income h o using .
The general loca tion of the Ro ckdale Ur ban Redevelopment Are a is
shown on the att ached cadastr al map .
A very comprehen sive s tudy o f t he c au ses of j uve nile delinquency and
crime is embodied in the r e port of the Atl a nta Commission on Crime and
Juve nile Delinque ncy, Opportuni ty f o r Urban Excelle nce , which was
published in Februa ry , 1966 . Thi s d epartme nt i s s triving to implement
the recommendation s of thi s report, which r epe ate dly e mphasizes the
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lack of recreation facilities in congested, low-income areas of the
city, including the Gun Club area. As further documentation of our
request, we quote the following excerpts from Opportunity for Urban
Excellence:
One of Atlanta's most serious problems with regard to
juvenile delinquency and crime is that the most congested areas of the city have the least recreation facilities •••
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Children need places to play other than the streets ••• •
The Parks Department is in serious need of great financial
assistance ••• The present capital budget of the Parks
Department should be at least doubled ••• Parks should be
built in congested high crime areas of the city ••••
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land is quickly disappearing in the heart of the
as well as elsewhere, and if moves are not made
opportunitie s to establish parks in congested areas
be forever lost ••••
The importance of constructive· play for children •••• can
hardly be overstated. Similarly, with adults the constructive use of leisure t i me provide s an outlet e s sential to
sound personal adjustment. I dle ness and lack of intere st
are known contributors to both juve nile d e linquency and
adult crime, and it is essential that the City of Atlanta
provide reasonable facilities and appropriate supervision 1
for the play activities of its people. Persons interviewed
by the Committee poin t e d repeatedly to t h e lack of adequate
recreation f aci lit ies in many o f the known pov erty, h igh
crime areas in Atlan ta ...
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I t was t h e c onc lusion o f t h is Committee tha t the P arks
De p a rtme nt i s doing an extremely f ine job wi th the
f aci lities, personnel and money p re s e ntly available to
it • • • It is a l s o clear, howeve r, t h at this Departmen t ' s
probl ems are s t a ggeri ng , and the present sit uation is
seriou s. The ma jor percent age o f the problems seems a
directly t raceable t o mo ney.
As suggested by many interv iewees, we fo u nd that many of
the high crime , low income areas were not being adequately
served ••••
••••• adjacent to the Perry Homes Area, the Department has
recently acquired the large Gun Club Park site and has
a lloca t e d $79,000 to its development. This will take car e
o n l y of first stage development - roads, sewerage and
p l aying fields, but there is a strong need now for a fully
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June 26, 1967
developed Park site ••• The needs of Perry Homes were
emphasized time and time again, in particular by
police officers.
We recommend that specific steps be taken by the
City to increase the public recreational facilities
available to the poor •••• "
In summary, the full and complete development of Gun Club Park will
be a giant step toward correcting the many deficiencies of an older,
low income, residential community of increasing population density
that has been long devoid of public recreation facilities.
We sincerely appreciate the very valuable assistance and cooperation
of your agency and thank you for any consideration of this request.
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Mr . Robert Summerville , President
Atlanta Tr nit system
125 Pine Street , N. E.
Atlant , Georgia
Der Mr. Summerville:
We certainly ppreciate the gen rosity of your oomp ny in
providing land for
playlot on Currier Street . In ddition ,
we ish to th nk you for th fine civic ct in don ting funds
for equipment for both Curri r Str et
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Boulevard . The following equipment hes been inst lled on
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(1) 10 ft . lide with 16 ft . b dway
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198 . 75
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Mr . Kiliaen v. R. Townsend , President
Atlanta Motor Lodges , Inc
120 North Avenue, N. -1.
Atlanta , Georgia
30313
Der Mr ~ Townsend:
Thank you very much for your letter of september 8 , 1967
regarding pl ylots in the eshington Street ar a of our City .
I apologize for this beleted reply but have just returned
from
vacation trip .
Mrs . Pat Royalty has be n quite interested in the po sibility
of the City ' s losing the us of the Crew and Haygood Playlot . At
the present time e have had notindicetion that the owner intends
tot ke the property b ek although we only hold a lease for one
y r which is cane llable upon thirty days notic . I und rst nd
that the property will be up for
zoning hearing on s ptember 21 ,
1967, and I h v been further advised that Mr H rbert Johnson ,
Attorney for the owner , is under the impression that v n if the
zoning application i successful , th t th own r is not planning
to do anything with th 1 nd for two or three y ars .
Our
deral funds for th dev lo
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thirty-fiv pl ylots loc t din the hard-cor ps lwn er
of our City xpir s September 30 . Alr dy, inc school is beck
ins ssion, w h ve curt iled our operation to fter-school hours
and on the week nd . W bav hop a of coll cting certain vit 1
loc tion and continue the aper tion of playlot in the
areas
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September 19 , 1967
not yet received any facilities o In the Washington- Ormond Street
area and that portion generally considered to be Mechanicsville
.and Summerhill , a number of locations have been created and frankly
there has been criticism from neighborhoods which have been overlooked as t o the number of lots created in the southern portion
of the C-i ty .
You are most generous in your offer of various properties
and I would like to take the liberty to keep your letter in our
current file on playlots so that in the even that we do lose
the Crew and Haygood location we can quickly turn to one of
your properties .
In conclusion, it is businessmen l i ke your that make it
possible for the playlot program to function and I thank you
ever so much for off ering to us without charge such valuable
real estate .
Sincerely ,
Jack c . Delius
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
September 18, 1967
JAC K C. DELIUS
GEN E RA L
MANAGER
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Allen:
After many months of very hard work on the part of the
staff at the Reptile House and thanks to the cooperation and
assistance of Ray Nixon's welder, and Fred Shepherd and Addy
Chan of the Building Inspector, the Reptile House neared
completion and ready for operation last week. We made a
decision Saturday that if we kept waiting we never would
get the place open and so we decided that come Sunday morning,
September 17, we would open to the public. The only publicity
we were able to get at th±s late date was a few news spots on
WSB Radio Sunday morning o At 11:00 we opened the front doors
and we began counting using hand counters of all adults and
young p eople who came in. Children under the age of twelve
were not counted. From 11:00 through 5:45, we had counted
13,057 and given out all of our 10,000 pamphlets on the
b uilding ~ We received nothing b ut very favorable comments from
the visitors and the only fly in the ointment was the fact that
the air conditioni n g s y stem didn ~t seem capable of keeping the
building reason.a bly cool with this large number of people inside .
I know that you are as relieved as the unders±gned in seeing
this facility fin al ly open to the public.
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L ., 1967
Mr . Richard H. Rich
Rich ' s , Inc .
45 Broad Street
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear. .Mr. Rich:
I would like to give you a brief r eport on the outstanding
success of the portable swimming pools your foundation was
gracious enough to provide to the City of Atlanta . From June 9
through September 1 , 1967 , we had trained 153 classes whi ch
had a total enrollment of 27 .6 chil ren . In addi tion , some
23 , 077 participated during " 1 lay eriods
ow t a t fall is
here we have removed the swimming poo s from their outdoor
locations an already t~ree of the four have been installed in
the basements of various schools where showers and drain ge
are available and they will continue to be utili~ed through the
school year . The structures sustain virtually no vand lism
(several other cities had terrible experiences) and we fully
expect to place them back in operation come next summer . Your
don tion fortunately was sufficient enough to provide heaters
to raise the water temperature so there ' s no problem there
when cold weather sets in .
·
11 •
~le don ' t really know how to estimate the life expectancy
of the portable pools but we can certainly say with
great
deal of assurance that literally hundreds of thousands of
children in the coming years will enjoy something that would
not hav been possible had it not been for the generosity of
the Rich Foundation .
Sincerely ,
Jack C . Del iu
General Manag r of
Parks nd Recre tion
JCD1lg
cc:
Honor abl
Ivan Allen,
Jr./
�September 8, 1967
Mr. Jack Delius
General Manager
Atlanta Parks Department
260 Central Avenue, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
I
I
I
,I
Dear Mr. Delius:
My good friend, Mrs . Pat Roy lty, has told me that you may po s1bly
lo e the use of the Crew Street - Ha~od Street lot as a playground. Thi reminded me that I h ve been meaning to call you and
offer the use of the four lots, approximately 180' frontage on
Washington Street ne r Ormond Street, th t we own.
We have demolished the houses and though it isn't perfectly level,
most of the fall-off is toward the very re r.
As I understand it from Mrs. Royalty, thes
childern will not use
f cilities ore th n sever 1 blocks away. Therefore, there may b
good many in thi imm diate area th t would u
small but
conv ni nt pl yground.
We, of cour I also h v thos 1 rge p rking lot
st of W hington
Street nd north of the Cancer H
• including th 200' by 200'
north of Bas Str t wh r w also park c r for th St dium cro d.
Th
ar now bein us din n informal, unoffici 1 way by number
of child m, nd we are delighted. However. if th se toocould b
ployed in more efficient
n r to b nefit th neighborhood.
ple
let us know.
W ours lv
t
e lot
ents in the way of building on ony of
on their
Thi ia p rticul rly
t. It i prob bl th t w
thing sim1l r on th 200'
futur, but v
there, I
st two ot thr
y r.
Since ely,
Kilia
v. a.
Towns nd
KVRT/wk
/4, Mayor Iv n All
�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Recreation
September 8, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Ivan:
Attached you will find an autographed program of
the Mayor and of the participants of the Atlanta Team
. to the United States Youth Garnes.
You would have b e en proud of Atlanta's Team for
their behavior, participation, and success . in all of
the events.
Atlanta won fourth place in Track and Field, went
on to the semi-finals in bowling, and placed seventh
in the overall games.
We were faced with real competition, and in my
opinion the teams made a magnificent performance. The
entire program could not have been handled better.
I believe it makes for a wonderful opportunity
for children to meet other children from other cities.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
y ou for letting us go .
The g ames will be held in St. Louis in 1968 , and
I ce r tainly ho p e we will be able to p a r tici p ate .
�Pa g e 2
For your information, also, these games are conducted
at no expense to the City. Old London Foods and the American
Machine and Foundry Company provide the money. Our only
expense is the transportation and uniforms. _
I would like to be in a position to invite them to
Atlanta at some future date.
With kindest personal regards and thanking you for
all that you did for us, I am
Yours sincerely,
-,~. '
/143.215.248.55
Vi~~;a Carmichael
Director of Recreation
VC/cap
�September
s.
1967
r . Wallace E . S iney
1340 Burton Av nae
Macon, Georgi
31204
De I" Mr. S in y :
Thank you v ry much for yo r 1 tter concerning
Grant Park.
1 m taking thi• up with the
r
Departm nt and
I m moat grateful for your bringing it to lhe
ttention of the city.
Sincerely yours.
Ivan Allen. J~.
M yor
lAJr/br
'::J
CC: Mr. Jack Delius
�CITY OF ATLA
TA
OFFICE OF COMPTROLLER
CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia
Augu t
30303
11, 1967
CHARLES L. DAVIS
COMPTROLLER
EDGAR A. VAUGHN, JR .
DEPUTY COMP TR O LL ER
lonorul• octney M. Cook
34 t nth Str t , • I .
Atl' ta,
G orgta 30309
l> r Rodney:
·ncloeing a copy of
1 tt r I wrot Mr. Jack De.liue r l•ting to th
tr1a 1 at th com r of Caln and Spring etr ts . In my 1 tter to Mr.
I omitt
citing the Por .
do · tion of 10,000. W now hav . ttrm Cuu.a>u. Lu-ut
l
h · th to11owi1l8 p~rtt e;
J't.mail
Llvlnpton
Trailwaya
Mr. J a
Draper
Di:. Bat'vln Coldate1n
.-
th• 110111111:lt
lt t• hop
t e111NJ11:n t ·
$10, 000
47, SOO
10, 000
S,000
20, 000
92, 500
�BO!loi'able Rodney M. Cook
, se
2
AUgust 11, 1967
t hav had a coupl of p ople discus with
the po ibiU.ty of o11cit1ng the
clevelop nt fund _ from the
ti . who no ope.rt the Peachtree on Peachtr
Hotel, th Atlanta Athletic Club, Gec,rgi Po r 1 ands v r l other .concerns in
th ar • I have •l o b . n informed that there i
poseibUity th t Mr. for·_
wo1'ld deign the park on no•fee ba i whteh would llo contribut to th loc l
_hare cot of th proj _t .
lf I can h lp in 4llY way in oltcU:1ng fund . from either D vteon ' · or Gr ybound
so th t e aight conclude th land acqui•ition pha e of thi proj ct, pl
"1vis as to what part you ould U.k _
to play ind ling with thee two concerQS.
tour . v ry truly,
Charle : L. Davia
C:~t.-otl ·r
Q.0:dhf
lncl,oaur

1 Land r
Mr . Jaek DeU.ua
cc: Mr.
�CARNEGIE - CAIN. TRIANGLE
/
Property Costs:
\I
_,._
Parcel
P:=!rcel
P3rce 1
PP-reel
$ 92,000
1
Livingston
2
Ameri.cana
3 - Clark
4 Davis
53,000
·- ?9 ,500
51,000
Demolition
Administration
InEPection
Contingencies (10~ of property costs)
Totnl estimated Acquisition coat
Federal participation
Estlmated local share of acquisition costs
\
$??5,500
8,000
4,579
1, 6?7.
22,5SO
262,23'6
50%
$131,128
,
· Source of funds for local sha ~e:
Contributions:
Livingston
AmericAna
Portman
Davison's
TrBilways
Greyhound
Total needed for acquisition (see above)
Balonce Available for development
...
$46,000
53,000
10,000
?0,000
?0,000
20,000
169,000
131,1?8
$ 17,R72
Note: No orofes~ional estimste of the cost of developing
the site has been made and would, of course, be
dependent upon t he desired design. From all
indic~tions , the development costs would also
be eligible for 50% federal assistance which,
if received, would result in a qevelopment
budget of $75,744e
�TENTATIVE ACQUISITION BUDGET
CARNEGIE - CAIN TRIANGLE
April 11, 1967
Property Cos ts:
? 8rcel 1 - Livingston .
Parcel 2 - Americana
Parcel 3 - Clark
Parcel 4 - Davis
t;
92 ,ooo
53,000
29,500
51,000
De n:o li tion
l1.d:-ninis tration
Inspection
Contin ~encies (10% of Property Costs)
Total Estimated Acquisition Cost
Federal Participation
Estimated Local Share of Acquisition Cost
$ 225,500
8 , 000
4,579
1, 627
22 , s.so
2 62, 2 ,5 6
50%
$131,128
Source of Funds for Local Share:
Priv a te Contributions:
Livingston
Americana Hotel
Portman
Davison I s
Tr ailwa.y s
. Greyhound
Draper
$ 46,000
25,000
10,000
20,000
10,000
20,000
5,000
$136,000
�Aug
t ZS. 1967
Mr. David Carl", Jr.
4'99 Ba · r Circle , N . W.
Atlan , Geor
30318
Dea.rDa





I
the
I
maybe there will be
a.ent y
city.
Sincerely y
Iv
All n, Jr .
ayoi-
lAJr/
CC: Miss Virginia Carmichael
�Aug
t 23, 1967
M r • W . C . D meron
Hi ghview Nur ing Home
2800 Springdale Road. S . W .
Atlanta, Georg ·
30310
De
Mr• . Dameron:
Yo are . o .kind to rite
ch a nic letter about
your visit to the Grant Park Zoo and commend
Mr. Leftwich and Mr . Dilb ck.
Dilbec ha• dee affection for· all people
ell • all animals
1 kn
W
eciate bat you had to say.
Sincerely yours.
1 an Allen, Jr.
yor
IAJr/br
CC: Mr. Jad< De lius
�August 23. 1967
Mr. E . M . Kinney , Chai rman
Commiasi on on Member hip and Evangeli m
Grace Methodi t Churc h
458 Ponce d Leon Avenu.e , N . E .
Atlanta , Geol'g ·
38308
Dear Mr. Kinney:
Thi
ill ckno ledge recei pt of your pplication
for permit to ua Hurt Park on September 25th,
26th and 27th du.rin the noon hour hen Dr. Kermit
Lon will pe k .
1
forw rding this req
t to the Parka De rtm nt
•• it mu.et
pproved by the Par
Committe • I
m r comm.en.din to them that they i aue thi•
roval .
Sincerely yolll'a ,
I
n Allen, Jr.
Mayor
l>Jr/br
CC: Mr . Jack Deliu
�CITY OF i-.TLP.NTJ:.
DEPi>RTi·lENT OF P.i-.RKS .i-:.NiJ RECREi'. .TICN
E.O.l-... FINi-.NCE.J
SUViNER RECRE i ..TIGi~ PROGiifJ-i - lS:67
Report #2 - .i-,ugust 1, 1~67
.
The E. C ..i-~. Contract ,,,i th the City of i-.tlanta Department of
Parks and Recreation for ":; ummer Recreation covers seven fields of
activities: Senior Citizens, Resident Camping, Wilderness Camping,
Swimming, Playlot ~ rogram, the Extended Program, and Operation
Champ.
SENlOR CITI ZENS - For the period July 17 through July 31.,
1~67, 250 Senior Citizens participated in a daily craft class;
555 participated in a night program; 150 took field trips; and
1000 attended baseball and soccer g~mes at the i ..tlanta Stadium.
i ..TLl,r.lTh.
RECRE.t'.TION Cfl' IPS - .tl.t our resident camp at Lake
hllatoona for the period July 17 to July 31, our attendance was
175 young people. The ages ranged from 3 to 12 years and the
c~ildren came from Grove Park, Center Hill, Brannon, Kirkwood,
Vine City, and Savannah Street.
1
SWir-:il'-1ING - Using our four portable su imming pools located
in the disadvantaged areas of Atlanta, 1.-re had the following total
participation for the period July 3 - July 31, 1~67:
,
Conley Street, six classes, with an enrollment of
106 for a total attendance of 1332.
Merritts l.venue, six 9lasses, with 113 enrolled
for a total attendance of 1438.
Rhodes Street, six classes, Hith 92 enrolled, for
a total attendance of 75S.
Wylie Street, five· c;lasses, ·with 50 enrolled,for
a total attendance ·of 6S5 .
T_h is totals 23 classe s u i th a total enrollment of 361 fo r a
t o t al attendance of 4 22 4. Childr en from Operation Champ a r e nm·r
being ta ught s 1,·1i mming at l-- iedmont Park with a . total of 13 cla sse s
organized invo lving 294 d ifferent children fo r a to t al attendance
of 1305.
�E .O .i-•• Summer Recreation Program
Page T·v10
J.ugust 1, 1967
~ 'pLJ,YLOT PROGRIJ.i - There 1.-1 ere 32 play lots in operat ion during
July and from July 1 through July 15 participation totaled 30,781.
From July 16 through i.ugust 1, the attendance ~-,as 27,015, for a
grand total for the month of July of 57,7S6.
EXTENDED PROGR.i'J I The Recreation l:-rogram has been boosted
by the addition of staff through the Extended Services Program this
summer. Centers in 12 poverty areas are able to o pen their doors
earlier and remain ope n later in the evening averaging beb·:een 10
to 30 hours a uee k b e yond the r e gular program· hours. There appears
to be a 15¼ increase in participa tion in the overa ll r e creation
program at the 10 community c enters involved. Dis~iplinary problems
in most areas are cJ.ecreasina because o f the added staff members and
the extended ueil rounded p{ogram. The Extended i-rogram is being
offered at Tech,mod, E. 1:- . Hm1ell, Grove, i.iozley, Pittman, Joyland,
i.nderson, Carver-Campbell, Bass, and Bessie Branha m.
OP E.?J.:..TION CH..:J :i1; Total participation figur e for the first
seven weeks of Operation Champ is 76, 960. This figure is the total
number of different children participating each day, added · for a
total of seven •,reeks. i-,bout 5322 spectators observed the various
Operation Champ program s and are not counte d in the above mentioned
figure . . For the p e riod July 1 7 through I.ugust 1, total daily
attenda nce was 222 6 for a colle ctive a v e rage of 9 2.7 young p e ople
at each playlot. For the period Jun e 17 through July 1, the total
participation ,ras 2147 per day vith an average per playlot of Sl.S.
There has not been a ppr e ciable increase in the average daily
attendance during the month o f July. One ti.m Hee k p e rio d include d
eight day s of rain ,-. rhich drastica lly curta il e d our p a rticipa tion
figur e . Fre e admi ssion and t ra n sportation wer e provide d for the
follo~·ring:
·
14,9SO
1,511
1,310
5,500
3,000
lS 2
2,40S
t!-,773
children
children
childre n
ch i ldre n
children
childre n
children
chi l d r e n
63 children
53 3 ch i ldre n
1, 32 4 chi l dren
Lectu re ,
.. · ·-
to City 3,-rimming Pools.
to i .iathis Dairies.
to the Coca-Col a Compa ny.
to .;,tl a nta Br a v es ' Games .
t o · ;:.t l a nta Ch ief ' s Games .
to .hrn-,ling clinic s .
to fr ee movies.
to d a n ces in ind i v idual areas.
to the i,rchi v es Bu i lding.
t o t h e l.tl a nta J our n a l.
to Gr a nt l-ark Zoo, Cy clo rama , Natu r e
and rrour .
�E.O.A. 3ummer Recreation Program
Page Three
hugust 1, 1~67
HILDERNESS C.i-..1-'IP 1-.. Hell and hand pump is nmr in operation
on the 470 acre tract of virgin land at Lake Allatoona near
Cartersville.
90 children have taken a day trip to the Wilderness
Camp during the period ending July 31, 1~67. Beginning in early
Lugust, approxima•tely 50 young men ·will participate in developing
trails, cutting undergro .-1th, etc. at the :ilderness Camp.
1
�---
CITY OF .i-.TL}U"\J.Ti,....._______
DEPARTMENT OF Pl.RKS j.:.NiJ RECRE..i'..T ION
E . 0 . l:...
Report #2 - i~gust 1, 1~67
The E. O • .i-. . Contract with the City of i,tlanta Department of
Parks and Recreation for ':iummer Recreation covers seven fields of
activities:
Senior Citizens, Resident Camping, Wilderness Camping,
Swimming, Playlot F rogram, the Extended Program, and Operation
Champ.
SIINlOR CITIZENS For the period July 17 through July 31,
1~67, 250 Senior Citizens participated in a daily craft class;
555 participated in a night program; 150 took field trips; and
1000 attended baseball and soccer games at the .i-i.tlanta Stadium.
i-.TLANTl-,. RECREl-:.TION Cf,J•lPS . .-..t our resident camp at Lake
l-.llatoona for the period July 1 7 to July 31, our attendance ,-,as
175 young people. The ages ranged from 3 to 12 years and the
children came from Grove Park, Center Hill, Brannon, KirkHood,
Vine City, and Savannah Street.
SWIIvlHING - Using our four portable s,,!imming pools located
in the disadvantaged areas of Atlanta, we had the following total
participation for the period July 3 - July 31, 1 ~67:
Conley Street, six classes, with an enrollment o f
106 for a t otal attendance of 1332.
M:erritts i ,venue, six classes, with 113 enrolled
for a total attendance of 1438.
Rhodes Street , six classes, u ith 92 enrolled, for
a total attendance of 75S .
Wylie Street, five classes, ·with 50 enrolled ,for
a total attendance of 695.
This totals 23 classes with a total ~nrollment of 361 for a
total attendance of 4 224. Children from Operation Champ are now
being taught swimming at l-iedmont Park with a total of 18 classes
organized involving 29 4 different children for a total attendanc e
of 1305.
�Summer Recreation P rogram
Page Tv10
1-.ugust 1, 1967
E .0 . 1-~.
PLZ.YLOT PROGRii.f-1 - There ·were 32 playlots in operation during
July and from July 1 through July 15 participation totaled 30,781.
From July 16 through l.ugust 1, the attendance Has 27,015, for a
grand total for the month of July of 57,7 9 6.
EXTENDED PROGRJ'J'-1 The Recreation l:- rogram has been boosted
by the addition of staff through the Extended Services Program this
summer. Centers in 12 poverty areas are a b le to open their doors
earlier and remain open later in the evening averaging betv.reen 10
to 30 hours a 1:1eek beyond the regular program hours. There appears
to be a 15% increase in participation in the overall recreation
program at the 10 community centers involved. Dis~iplinary problems
in most areas are decreasing because of the added staff members and
the extended i_.Jell rounded program.
The Extended l rogram is being
offered at TechHood, E. 1- . Howell, Grove, l .iozley, P ittman, Joyland,
1.nderson, Carver-Campbell, Bass, and Bessie Branham.
Ol='ER.1-.TION CHt -. iiI; Total participation f igure for t he £ irst
seven weeks of Operation Champ i s 76, 960. Thi s figure is the total
number of differ e nt children particip ating ea c h day, a dded for a
tota l of seven 1eek s. hbout 5322 spectators obse rved the various
Oper a tion Champ p rogram s and are not counted in the ab ove mentioned
f i g ure .
For the period July 17 through z.u g ust 1, total d a ily
a t tendance was 2226 for a collective average of g 2 .7 young people
a t ea ch p lay lot .
For the pe riod June 17 through July 1 , the total
particip ation u as 21 4 7 p er day u ith an avera ge per playlot of S l .S· .
There has not be e n a p p r e ci ab le increase in the averag e daily
a ttendance d uring the mont h o f July. One t u o u e ek pe rio d included
eight days o f r ain ·1.-!hich drast ic a lly curtail e d our p a r t ic i p ation
f i g u re.
F ree a dmis sion a nd tran sportation ",!e re provide d f or t he
f ollowing :
1 4,~:S 0 ch i ldren to Ci t y .'.3-u immi ng Po o l s.
1,511
1,310
5, 50 0
3 , 000
1S2
2, 4 0 8
t!-, 773
63
533
1, 38 4
childr e n
children
children
children
children
children
children
children
children
children
Lecture,
to 1-iath i s Da i r i es.
t o the Coc a-Co la Company.
to h tl a n t a Bra ves ' Game s.
t o ~ ..t l ant a Ch i ef's Games.
t o bowling c li nics.
to free movie s .
to dances in i ndividu al areas .
to the h rchive s Bui l d i ng.
to the 1.t l ant a Journa l .
to Grant l-·ark Zoo, Cyclorama , Nature
and Tour.
�E.O. A. 0urnmer Recreation Program
Page Three
J.-.ugust 1, 1~67
\'lILDERNESS C.i-J-'lP - A ·Hell and hand pump is nou in o peration
on the 470 acre tract of virgin land at Lake l~llatoona near
Cartersville. 9 0 children have taken a day trip to the Wilderness
Camp during the period ending July 31, 1~67. Beginning in early
l.ugust, app roximately 50 young men ·will p articipate in developing
trails, cutting undergr01·1 th, etc . at the :ilderness Camp.
�11~/ /_ _ _/
April 4, 1967
_/
/
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mr . Colli i- Gladin - Mr . Charles Davi -
FROM:
M yo'1' Iv n Allen, Jr .
/
I am still holding Mr . Frederick Cui.-rey' s letter of
M i-ch 29th regarding thei" $10, 000 c ontribution (r ther than
$30, 000) for the t:dangle in front of the bu
ta.ti.Otl.
'
Pl a e furni h me the uggested draft for an ppropria.te reply .
�January 31, 1967
Mi-. Maurice Moore
President
Continental Trailways
315 Continental Avenue
Dallaa, Texas
Dear Mr . Moore:
ln checking my follow.up file, 1 fail to locate an acknowledgment
of Mayo;r Allen'
letter of Decemb r 19th.
Sine r ly youi-e,
Mr • Ann Mo
ExecuUv . S cretary
AM/br-
��TRANSCONTINENTAL
fR.EDER.JCK
Bus SYSTEM , INC.
G. CUR.R.EY
CONTINENTAL BUILDING
DALLAS,TEXAS
V ICE PRESIDENT-F"INA.NCE
March 29, 1967
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
Thank you very much for your letter of December 19, 1966 addressed
to Mr. Moore and for the follow-up memorandum from your Executive
Secretary dated January 31, 1967.
In your initial correspondence you suggested that the Transcontinental Bus System, Inc . consider a tax free contribution to the
City of Atlanta in connection with a matching funds program to
clean up the triangle across the street from our new terminal construction. As you have surmised, we would be interested in seeing
any improvement in downtown Atlanta, especially improvement directly
adjacent to our property.
As you no doubt have observed, we are planning a very substantial
facility that will provide outstanding terminal facilities to
accomodate traffic in both the passenger and package express fields.
This facility certainly should enable us to service the City of
Atlanta in an exemplary manner. We feel additionally that our 8 00
car parking garage on top of the terminal will be an asset to our
area of the city. In short, we are coming to Atlanta to stay . We
are making an ex treme l y significant capital investment and we want
to be good citizens of Atlanta, Georgia.
It would appear that the suggested figure of $30,000 f o r our company
is somewhat out of line if one used a measure of total revenue generated on an annual bas is , or if one used a measure of total capital
investment in facilities . We believe that $10,000 would represent a
most substantial contribution on our part and we know this figure represent s a substantial percentage of our capital investment and anticipated annual revenue. I would be interested to know y our reaction.
I know that our objectives are the same. As you can understand , un like many other ma jor transportation businesses, we make all of ou r
capital investments and pay ta xe s on all of our improvements . So ,
being realis tic from a business standpoint, we believe that the
$10,000 should be a top figure.
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
March 29, 1967
Page Two
Because of the term of our present lease in the subject blocks, our
offer of a $10,000 contribution must be made subject to the following items:
1) Condemnation of the improvements known as 190-192 Spring Street,
N. W. by the appropriate municipal authority, thus effecting termination of our lease as of the date of taking;
2) In the event counsel determines that (1) above does not effect
termination of the subject lease, then the City of Atlanta must take
whatever action might be necessary to cause such lease to be terminated.
I a m sending a copy of this letter to my brother, Bradley Currey, Jr.,
Vice President, Trust Company of Georgia, with whom you a r e acquainted.
I hope you will call upon Brad if you have any questions regarding our
corporation.
Yours very truly ,
~cf?C, __ _
~
FGC/ks
cc
Bradl ey Currey , J r .
ck G. Cu; ;e~
�August 17 , 1967
Honor ble Bill Lee
Southern Railway Company
9 Spring Street
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Lee :
On August 15, 1~67, the Alderm nic Parks Committee discussed
the suggestion that the City install a fence along the North and
Northeast bound ries of Pittman Park so as to prevent people from
cro sipg the railroad tracks and entering the recreation facil ity .
The Park Engin er h d estimated the cost of this project at $2100
if the f nee is inst8lled on a contract or $1800 if City forces
re us d . The Parks Committee in
unani us decision dacided not
to h v the fence installed since in their opinion the City has no
obligation. The Committee further felt that the fence 'NOUld not
guarantee the compl te absence of tr apassing since individuals
could go a little bit out of their iay and come around the f enc
or for that matter climb it.
We appreci te your inter st in this m tter and I am
.:iincerely,
Jack c .• D lius
General
nag r of
Parks
nd Recreation
JCDclg
CC1
Mr . J . c . Milton, South rn Rai)N y
Hon. van All n, Jr., M yor z/
�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
August 14, 1967
J ACK C. DELIUS
GENERA L
MANAGER
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dear Mr. Allen:
I wish to advise that I will be out of the City from
Friday, September 1, 1 9 67 thru Sunday, September 10, 1 9 67
on vacation. In my absence, Mr. Pierce Whitley, Assistant
General Manager of Parks, will be in charge of the Department.
I plan to drive to Expo '67 in Montreal. I will check with
the office every day or so in the event that you need me.
neral Manager o f
rks and Recreation
JCD: lg
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TY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
A tl a nta , Georgia 30303
August 15, 1967
JAC K C. DELIUS
GE N E R A L
MANA G ER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
Jack
SUBJECT:
Replacement of bricks around downtown trees
c.
Delius, General Manager of Parks and Recreation
Attached is a photograph showing the white marble
chips which we have placed around trees in the downtown area
after having removed the common red brick, etc. The only
place where we have not removed bricks is that situation I
mentioned in my earlie r memorandum regarding the specially
made 4 x 4 brick tile on the west side of Peachtree near
Harris . Th ese obviously have been specially d e signed fo r
t hi s location to blend in with t h e d e cor of the Pe achtree







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remove them.

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