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

Albany’s First Brick House

 
 
Albany’s First Brick House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
1. Albany’s First Brick House Marker
Inscription. Built of brick hauled from Macon by wagon, this house was completed in 1860 by Congressman William E. (Tete) Smith for his bride, Caroline Williams Smith. The interior trim and mahogany stair rail came from New York; the furnishings were imported from England. Flower beds were laid out in Masonic designs with statues of Minerva and Flora prominently displayed. Captain of the Albany Guards of the 4th Ga. Regt., Smith lost a leg in the Battle of King’s Schoolhouse, Virginia. Member of the Confederate Congress and, later, of the U.S. Congress, he was an able lawyer and a beloved citizen of Albany.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 047-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 34.791′ N, 84° 9.644′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker is on Flint Street 0.1 miles east of North Madison Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 516 Flint Street, Albany GA 31701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Nelson Tift (approx. half a mile
Albany’s First Brick House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
2. Albany’s First Brick House Marker
Looking east on Flint Street, toward downtown Albany
away); Dougherty County (approx. half a mile away); The Bridge House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cox Landing Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Palymra (approx. 4.5 miles away); Lee County (approx. 10.6 miles away); Noted Indian Settlement (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Albany’s First Brick House Marker and House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
3. Albany’s First Brick House Marker and House
Albany’s First Brick House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
4. Albany’s First Brick House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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