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Roy Karshner House

3210 W Shadowlawn Ave NE Circa 1941: Unknown When the Berry Collins Company developed the Shadow Lawn subdivision in the 1920s, it called Shadow Lawn “an aristocrat among the high class north side subdivisions.” Shadow Lawn lies about five and one-half miles from the center of the city, just beyond Buckhead, and is traversed by…

Robert Steele (1846–1899)

Profiled in the Rev. E. R. Carter’s The Black Side. Born into slavery in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1846, Robert Steele was the son of J. and Carrie (_____) Steele. He used different first names during his life, including John and August, but he seems to have settled on James Robert Steele by 1885. He frequently…

James E. Gullatt (1831–1891)

Fourth Ward Councilman: 1863, 1864, 1867 Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1831 to James E. and Mary (Carpenter) Gullatt, James was an orphan by his thirteenth birthday. The 1850 U.S. federal census found him and his younger brother, Henry, living in Charleston County in the household of Maria Carpenter, presumably his mother’s relative. 19-year-old…

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