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Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Edward Vason Jones

 
 
Edward Vason Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
1. Edward Vason Jones Marker
Inscription. Edward Vason Jones, born in Albany on August 3, 1909, was a nationally recognized 20th-century classical architect and designer. Originally a student of dentistry at Northwestern University, Jones was a self-taught architect and began his career at the Atlanta architectural firm Hentz, Adler & Shutze. When the firm closed during World War II, Jones moved to Savannah to design ship hulls for the U.S. Navy. Following the war, Jones designed several notable structures, including Albany’s Hugh Shackelford House and the Albany-Dougherty Courthouse, and oversaw the restoration of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Jones reached national renown when he restored interiors in the U.S. Department of State and the White House. Jones died in 1980 and is buried in Albany’s Oakview Cemetery. The entrance hall to the State Department diplomatic reception rooms in Washington, D.C. was renamed in his honor.
 
Erected 2018 by the Georgia Historical Society, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia-Albany Town Committee, and Albany-Dougherty Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 47-4.)
 
Location. 31° 35.739′ N, 84° 11.646′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County
Edward Vason Jones Marker and the Hugh Shackelford House. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
2. Edward Vason Jones Marker and the Hugh Shackelford House.
. Marker can be reached from Dawson Road west of Greenwood Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the lawn of the Hugh Shackelford House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Dawson Road, Albany GA 31707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albany Home of Governor George D. Busbee (approx. 0.9 miles away); Albany’s First Brick House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (approx. 2.3 miles away); Freedom Alley and City Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Colonel Nelson Tift (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dougherty County (approx. 2.7 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 2.8 miles away); Albany Lights (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Edward Vason Jones. (Submitted on May 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
The Hugh Shackelford House. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 5, 2018
3. The Hugh Shackelford House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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