Edward C. Peters House

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Edward C. Peters House
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Edward C. Peters House (Ivy Hall)
Edward C. Peters House is located in Atlanta
Edward C. Peters House
Edward C. Peters House is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Edward C. Peters House
Edward C. Peters House is located in the United States
Edward C. Peters House
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°46′19″N 84°22′52″W / 33.77194°N 84.38111°W / 33.77194; -84.38111Coordinates: 33°46′19″N 84°22′52″W / 33.77194°N 84.38111°W / 33.77194; -84.38111
ArchitectG. L. Norrman
Architectural styleQueen Anne, Shingle Style
NRHP reference No.72000384
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 20, 1972[1]
Designated ALBOctober 23, 1989
Edward C. Peters (right) with his wife Helen (middle) and father Richard (left)

The Edward C. Peters House, also known as Ivy Hall, is a Queen Anne style house in Atlanta, Georgia. It occupies a lot covering an entire city block on the southeast corner of Piedmont Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown Atlanta, just north of the SoNo neighborhood. Its current owner is the Savannah College of Art and Design.


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's father, also named Richard Peters, was instrumental in the founding and transformation of the small town of Marthasvillle into Atlanta. Edward inherited Richard's railroad and trolley interests in 1889.[2]

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 it became The Mansion restaurant three years later.[3]

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.[4] A portion of the grounds was developed with housing.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Edward C. Peters House". Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. 2008-10-14.
  3. ^ Sams, Gerald W. (ed): "AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta", page 92. University of Georgia Press, 1993.
  4. ^ "Ivy Hall". Ivy Hall: A Center for Literature and the Arts. Savannah College of Art and Design. 2008-10-14.

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