Historical Context

Architectural History

Apartment #1






Published Sources

Aladdin Company. Aladdin Homes Built in a Day, Catalog no. 31, 1919. Bay City, Michigan: Aladdin Co., 1918. Reprint by American Life Foundation, 1989.

Atlanta City Directories, 1885–1980.

Clower, George W. “The Sheehan Family—Atlanta Pioneers,” Atlanta Historical Bulletin, XIII, no. 4 (Winter 1968): 38–41.

Farr, Finis. Margaret Mitchell of Atlanta. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1965.

Garrett, Franklin. Atlanta and Environs. 2 vols. Athens: Univeristy of Georgia Press, 1954.

———. “A Short History of Land Lot 105 and 106 of the Seventeenth District of Fulton County, Georgia,” Atlanta Historical Journal, XXVII, no. 1 (Spring 1983): 51–70.

Gwin, Yolande. I Remember Margaret Mitchell. Lakemont: Copple House Books, Inc., 1987.

Haygood, Green B. “Condensed History of Atlanta,” Barnwell’s Atlanta City Directory. Atlanta: Atlanta Intelligencer, 1867. 17–35.

Knight, Lucian Lamar. “Cornelius Sheehan,” “Joseph N. Moody: Captain of Industry, Banker, Organizer and Financier,” Georgia’s Bicentennial Memoirs. Atlanta: 1933.

Marsh, John. “Margaret Mitchell and the Wide, Wide World,” Atlanta Historical Journal, XXIX, no. 4 (Winter 1985–86): 37–46.

Martin, Harold. “Some Memories of Peggy,” Atlanta Historical Journal, XXIX, no. 4 (Winter 1985-86): 35–36.

Mitchell, Eugene M. “Queer Place Names in Old Atlanta,” Atlanta Historical Society Bulletin, I, no. 5 (April 1931): 22–30.

Mitchell, Stephens. “Margaret Mitchell and Her People in the Atlanta Area,” Atlanta Historical Bulletin, IX, no. 1 (May 1950): 5–28.

Preston, Howard L. Automobile Atlanta: The Making of a Southern Metropolis, 1900–1935. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1979.

Pyron, Darden Asbury. Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

———. “Making History: Gone With the Wind, A Bibliographical Essay,” Atlanta Historical Journal, XXIX, no. 4 (Winter 1985–86): 7–35.

Shavin, Norman, and Martin Shartar. The Million Dollar Legends: Margaret Mitchell and “Gone With the Wind”. Atlanta: Capricorn Corporation, 1974.

Steed, Hal. Georgia: Unfinished State. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942.

Walker, Marianne. Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh, The Love Story Behind Gone With the Wind. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1993.

Weldon, Jane Powers, editor. “Through the Eyes of Youth: A Civil War Story,” Atlanta Historical Journal, XXIX, no. 4 (Winter 1985–86): 47–60.

Williford, William B. Peachtree Street, Atlanta. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1962.


Unpublished Sources

City of Atlanta, Building Permits. Library, Atlanta History Center. Microfilm.

Edwards, Anne. "Road to Tara Research Materials." Library, Atlanta History Center.

Fulton County, Georgia, Clerk of Superior Court. Deed Books, 1898-1985.

Mitchell, Margaret Munnerlyn. Original letters, 1927-1936 to Harvey Smith. Special Collections, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University.

———. Papers, 1923-1971. Library, Atlanta History Center. MSS 146.

———. MSS coll. at University of Georgia.

Raines, Leonora Sheehan. Scrapbook. Library, Atlanta History Center.



1905: Earliest image of Sheehan house (1899) is in photograph of Martin R. Emmons house (c. 1902-03) contained in architect Willis F. Denny's professional portfolio. Atlanta History Center.

1908: View of Peachtree Place and Peachtree Street, northwest corner.  Publishers, Lester Book & Stationery Co.  Shows Emmons House and newly-constructed Elysee Palace Apartments between it and the Sheehan House.  Atlanta History Center #3149.

1953: "Crescent Ave."; Oct. 30, 1953; Georgia Power Co.; Peachtree & 10th; Crane.  Lane Bros. Coll. Special Collections, Pullen Library, Georgia State University.  Shows construction of office building next door to Crescent Apartments.  Porches gone.

c. 1955: View of "The Dump."  Nissen Coll. Atlanta History Center.

1962: "Margaret Mitchell lived here at 10th and Crescent," Atlanta Sunday Times Observer.  27 May 1962.

1966: "Peachtree Place Dial Office bldg., Atlanta, GA, Southern Bell; Saggus, Williamson, Vaught & Spiker, Architects; Barge-Thompson, Contractors."  Photo dated 17 February 1966.  Shows Crescent Apts. in background.

1971: View of the Crescent Apartments, November 1971.  Atlanta History Center #698.

1977: Interior and exterior views of Crescent Apartments by Boyd Lewis.  Color and black and white, prints and slides; mostly details, especially of apartment alcove; no negatives.

1987a: Interior views of Crescent Apartments by Les Faulk.  Twenty-one b/w images and negatives of apartment #1 and three more in stairwell of house.

1987b: Fifteen images, mostly exterior, color prints and negatives; source unknown; date uncertain, possibly later.

1991: Margaret Mitchell House publicity photograph of Peachtree St. facade.

1993: Eighteen interior color prints and negatives; one exterior. June 1993, Surber/Barber.

Thirty-five color prints and negatives of interior, including apartment; dated 30 June 1993; Surber/Barber.

1995: January, after the fire; before cleanup; twenty-five color prints and negatives; Surber/Barber



Georgia Power Company. Transportation Map of Atlanta Showing Streetcar, Trackless Trolley, and Bus Lines. 1942.

Koch, Augustus. Bird’s Eye View of Atlanta, Fulton Co., State Capital, Georgia. Chicago: H. G. Saunders and W. L. Kline. 1892.

Latham, E. B., and Baylor, H. B. Atlas of Atlanta. Atlanta: Foote and Davies. 1893.

Wilkins, Grant. Plan of Piedmont Park for International Cotton States Exposition. 1895.

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