The Georgia Trust


Jim Lockhart

Jim Lockhart began his professional, photographic career with the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (HPD) in 1978. For the next 32 years, he photographed every historic building and district nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. This effort resulted in photographs of approximately 40,000 buildings for roughly 1,600 National Register nominations.

His public photography was also highlighted in over eight HPD publications that helped advocate historic preservation and communicate the importance of Georgia’s cultural resources. These publications continue to serve as a basis for preservation research and treatment by preservationists on a local, state, and national level.

As a private, free‐lance photographer outside his work at HPD, Jim provided architectural photography for three books on Georgia architects including: James Means, J. Neel Reid, and William Frank McCall, Jr. Jim Lockhart made a unique and outstanding personal contribution to architectural photography and historic preservation. His preservation service and the resulting photographs will be utilized by preservationists for generations to come.











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