Atlanta Gas Light Company records, 1849-2002.

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Atlanta Gas Light Company. Atlanta Gas Light Company records, 1849-2002.

Atlanta Gas Light Company records, 1849-2002.

This collection contains agreements, annual reports, bonds, contracts, financial records, journals, ledgers, mortgages, photographs, registers, and resolutions of several gas companies in Georgia administered by the Atlanta Gas Light Company including Athens Gas Light and Fuel Company; Consumers Gas and Coke Company in Waycross; Georgia Public Utilities Company divisions in Augusta, Griffin, and Rome; Macon Gas Company; Savannah Gas Company; Savannah-St. Augustine Gas Company; Southern Atlantic Gas Company; United Gas Improvement Company; and Valdosta Gas Company. The records date from 1849 to 2002. Many of the records in this collection were used by the Atlanta Gas Light Company during a law suit to recoup funds from companies affiliated with Savannah Gas Company during environmental remediation of the Savannah Gas Company facility. The Savannah Gas Company was located in Trustees' Garden (bordered by East Bay, East Broad, Randolph, and East Broughton streets and General McIntosh Boulevard). The site was in operation from 1853 to 1953 and was the first Manufactured Gas Plant in Georgia. Environmental clean-up of the site was completed in 2005. Notes and colored paper left by the attorneys remain in many of the ledgers. Environmental remediation also took place at the following other facilities: Athens (in use 1860-1930), Augusta (in use 1852-1954), Griffin (in use 1915-1930), Macon (in use mid 1850s-1950s), Rome (in use circa 1860-1930), Valdosta (in use 1906-1945), and Waycross (in use 1916-1953). Also included are scrapbooks of the Savannah Gas Light Company, Savannah Chamber of Commerce, and South Atlantic Gas Company, as well as James H. Tate's research files, drafts, reviews, and correspondence on the book, Keeper of the Flame: the Story of Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1856-1985 published in 1985 by the Atlanta Gas Light Company.

113 volumes, 19 boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 oversize item (46 cubic feet)

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Atlanta Gas Light Company

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The Atlanta Gas Light Company was established on 16 February 1856 by William Helme, Julius A. Hayden, William N. Kirkpatrick, Adolph J. Brady, William C Lawshe, and Cicero H. Strong. Several cities in Georgia already had gas service in 1856 including Athens, Augusta, Macon, and Savannah, but Atlanta had neither the capital nor the know-how until William Helme entered talks with Atlanta's city council in 1855. The company is the oldest corporation in Atlanta and the second oldest in the state of ...

Southern Atlantic Gas Company.

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Savannah-St. Augustine Gas Company.

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Macon Gas Light and Water Company.

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Savannah Gas Company.

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Athens Gas Light and Fuel Company.

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Macon Gas Company.

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Savannah Gas Light Company.

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Mutual Gas Light Company (Savannah, Ga.)

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Valdosta Gas Company.

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