Monday, October 3, 2011
Edward C. Peters House (Ivy Hall)
Edward C. Peters House (Ivy Hall) from Ponce De Leon Avenue
The Edward C. Peters House, also known as Ivy Hall, is a Queen Anne style house in Atlanta, Georgia. Occupying a lot covering an entire city block, the house was built in 1883 for Edward C. Peters. The architect was Gottfried I. Norrman, a Swedish immigrant. The house incorporates references to the Peters family, such as tiles depicting the Philadelphia Fish and Chowder Society founded by Edward's great-grandfather Richard Peters, Jr.
Edward Peters House in 1890, a few years after it was built.
Edward's father, also named Richard Peters, was instrumental in the founding and transformation of the small town of Marthasville into Atlanta. Edward inherited Richard's railroad and trolley interests in 1889.
The Peters House survived the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, when houses between North Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue were dynamited as a firebreak. After the death of Peters' daughter-in-law in 1970 the house was threatened with demolition, but became The Mansion restaurant three years later. The interiors have been largely preserved, although a fire in 2000 caused the restaurant to close. In 2005 the house was acquired by the Savannah College of Art and Design. A full restoration of Ivy Hall was undertaken, reopening on October 3, 2008. A portion of the grounds is being developed with housing.
Chandelier in foyer
Dining room mantel (tiles depicting Philadelphia Fish and Chowder Society)
Back and side view of home
Edward C. Peters House, National Park Service Atlanta
Ivy Hall, Savannah College of Art and Design
Edward C. Peters House, Atlanta Urban Design Commission
Edward Peters House, 179 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA: 1 photo, 1data page, 1 photo caption page, at Historic American Building Survey
Photos of Peters House/Ivy Hall (inside and outside)