Tallassee in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Tallassee Confederate Officers Quarters
Fry was born in Kanawha County, WV (24 June 1822) and died in Richmond, VA (21 January 1891). The son of Thornton Fry (1786-1823) and Eliza R. Thompson (1794-1885), he was married to Martha Augusta Micou (1823-1878), the sister of Benjamin Hall Micou (1825-1887) who was president of the Tallassee Manufacturing Company beginning in 1871.
The Confederate Armory closed in April 1865 at the end of the Civil War and the Tallassee Falls Mfg. Co. gained possession of the houses. The house at 303 King was demolished when the Bank of Tallassee was built. The other three remain.
After the Civil War, Brigadier-General (CSA) Birkett Davenport Fry (1822-1891) returned to Tallassee to live at 301 King Street until 1880, in his capacity as secretary for the Tallassee Mfg. Co., then successor to the Tallassee Falls Mfg. Co. From 1880 until 1966 it was the residence for the managers of the Tallassee Mills Company Stores. Samuel Hugh Scott (1867-1942) lived there from 1900-1942; Belser Ray Carr (1895-1966) followed from 1942-1966. In 2005, it became the office for The Segrest Law Firm.
Erected 2014 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1891.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 King St, Tallassee AL 36078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tallassee Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First United Methodist Church of Tallassee (approx. 0.3 miles away); History of Tallassee (approx. half a mile away); Tukabahchi (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tallassee Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tukabatchee / Tokvpvcce (approx. 4.2 miles away); Franklin's Educational Legacy (approx. 7 miles away); Site of Thaddeus Post Office (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallassee.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Birkett D. Fry. (Submitted on June 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
1. Author of text for this marker.
I, William E. (Bill) Goss, Tallassee, AL, am the author of both sides of the text for this marker.
— Submitted June 10, 2021, by William Elbert Goss of Tallassee,
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