Edward C. Peters

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Edward C. Peters (right) with his wife Helen (middle) and father Richard (left)

Edward Conyngham Peters (October 22, 1855, Atlanta - February 1, 1937, Atlanta, buried Westview Cemetery) was an Atlanta real estate developer. He was the son of Richard Peters, a founder of the city.

Edward inherited Richard's land, railroad and trolley interests in 1889.[1]

He sold off the land for development of what is now the southern half of Midtown Atlanta (below 8th Street, as far west as Atlantic St. on the Georgia Tech campus, to Argonne St. east of Piedmont).

He married Helen Wimberly on November 19, 1878.

The Edward C. Peters House on the southwest corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Piedmont is now used by the Savannah College of Art and Design and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places


  1. ^ "Edward C. Peters House". Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. 2008-10-14.