ORGANIZATION AND PROCEEDINGS OF The Southern Chapter OF THE American Institute of Architects AT Atlanta, Ga. Feburary 17, 1892.
Pursuant to a call,--published in circular form, and also in "The Southern Architect," dated Atlanta, Ga., January 13th, 1892, and signed by Thos. H. Morgan, E. G. Lind, and A. C. Bruce; Fellows of the American Institute of Architects; and G. L. Norman and W. W. Goodrich, architects, Atlanta, Ga.;--for a meeting of the Architects of the Southern States, for the purpose of forming the Southern Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and the following named architects: Thos. H. Morgan, E. G. Lind, G. L. Norman, A. C. Bruce, W. W. Goodrich, W. T. Downing, and A. McC. Nixon, of Atlanta, Ga.; D. B. Woodruff, and P. E. Dennis, of Macon, Ga.; L. F. Goodrich, of Augusta, Ga.; D. A. Helmich, of Birmingham, Ala.; and W. P. Tinsley, of Lynchburg, Va.;--assembled in the parlor of the Kimball House, Atlanta, Ga., at three (3) o'clock P. M., February 17th, 1892, and was called to order by Mr. Bruce, and upon his motion Mr. Woodruff was chosen temporary Chairman, who briefly stated the object of the meeting.
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Letters of approbation and commendation were read from the following named architects, who for various reasons could not be present: C. C. Burke, and James B. Cook, of Memphis, Tenn.; Alexander Blair, of Macon, Ga.; L. G. DeLisle, Thomas Sully, Albert Toledano, Paul Andry and S. R. Duval, of New Orleans, La.; A. DeLisle of Chattanooga, Tenn.; M. J. Dimmock, and Carl Ruhermund, of Richmond, Va.; W. T. Cotter, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Frank Niernsee, of Columbia, S. C.; J. F. Hutcheson, of Mobile, Ala.; H. C. Thompson, of Nashville, Tenn.; T. H. Maddox, W.S. Smith, J. L. Rousseau, Harry Wheelock, and Charles Wheelock, of Birmingham, Ala.; J. F. Baumann, of Knoxville, Tenn.; L. E. Thornton, of Mayesville, Miss.; N. J. Clayton, of Galveston, Tex.; A. S. Eichberg, of Savannah, Ga.; and J. G. Longstreet, of Gainesville, Ga.
On motion of Mr. Lind the Chair appointed a committee of three (3) members on Constitution and By-Laws, for the purpose of organizing the Southern Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and the following committee was appointed; Messrs. Lind, Helmich and Tinsley; and after due deliberation, the Committee made their report, and upon the motion of Mr. Bruce it was determined that the Constitution and By-Laws recommended, be read and adopted by sections.
The Constitution and By-Laws and the Schedule of Charges, etc., after having been read and fully discussed, and adopted by sections, were in each case adopted as a whole.
On motion of Mr. Lind, the meeting adjourned to eight (8) o'clock this P. M.
Night Session: According to adjournment, the meeting reassembled at eight o'clock this evening, with Mr. Woodruff in the chair, who stated that the first business for consideration was the election officers for the ensuing year, and upon the motion of Mr. Helmich, who placed the name of Mr. Bruce in nomination for the office of President, the Secretary was requested to cast the vote of this Chapter, which resulted in the election of Mr. A. C. Bruce as the President.