Athens in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Albon Chase House
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 33° 57.456′ N, 83° 22.719′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hull Street and West Clayton Street, on the right when traveling south on North Hull Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 185 N Hull St, Athens GA 30601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stoneman Raid (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgia Theatre (about 500 feet away); First Flight in Georgia (about 700 feet away); Ross Crane House (about 800 feet away); Commeration of the Golden Anniversary of a Classic Partnership (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Red and Black (approx. Herty Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 to 1902 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Regarding Albon Chase House. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
Albon Chase (1808-67), builder of the house, was born in New Hampshire and came to Athens in the 1830's. He bought and edited an Athens newspaper, renamed the Southern Banner, ancestor of the present Athens Banner-Herald. Reflecting the views of the editor and of Howell Cobb of Athens, leading lawyer and politician, the paper supported the Union Democrat faction led by Andrew Jackson, as opposed to the Southern Rights Democrat faction led by John Calhoun. However, after 1850, Cobb and the paper were secessionist. With Dr. John Linton, Chase established one of the South's early paper mills, the Pioneer Paper Mill on the Middle Oconee River near Athens, for which he was agent or manager. Chase was also general agent and secretary for the Southern Mutual Insurance Company, a leading Athens business.
Also see . . .
1. Albon Chase House (PDF). National Register (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Livecast: Albon Chase House. Michelle Nguyen hosts an informational tour of the historic house as part of the Athens Welcome Center's “Athens History Matters” Livecast series. (June 3, 2020) (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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