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Roswell in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Old Bricks

 
 
The Old Bricks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
1. The Old Bricks Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1839 for workers in the Roswell Cotton Mill, these apartments were the first built in the South and are believed to be the oldest in the United States.

They served briefly as a hospital for wounded Federal soldiers in 1864.

The Roswell Library Association was formed in 1955 to purchase, preserve and restore this building; to provide at the same time ample library facilities for the community.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-120.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 34° 0.92′ N, 84° 21.682′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Sloan Street and Mill Street, on the right when traveling east on Sloan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell GA 30075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Roswell Factory (a few steps from this marker); Nathaniel A. Pratt (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archibald Smith (about 500 feet away); John Dunwoody (about 600 feet away); James S. Bulloch (about 600 feet away); Elizabeth King Hand (about 600 feet away); Original Mill (about 600 feet away); Barrington King (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
The Old Bricks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
2. The Old Bricks Marker
One of the apartments is to the right. The "Roswell Factory" marker can be seen under the tree, at the corner of Mill Street.
The Old Bricks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
3. The Old Bricks Marker
Four of the apartments can be seen to the right
The Old Bricks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 10, 2008
4. The Old Bricks
The group of four apartments, on Sloan Street to the east of Mill Street
The Old Bricks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
5. The Old Bricks
Two of the apartments grouped to the west of Mill Street
The History of the Old Bricks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 15, 2009
6. The History of the Old Bricks
This is a sign located at the corner of Mill Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,627 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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