Albany native honored on historical marker

Albany native honored on historical marker
Elyse Butler is the outreach coordinator for the Georgia Historical Society. (Source: WALB)
Elyse Butler is the outreach coordinator for the Georgia Historical Society. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to Albany native Edward Vason Jones, known for designing the Hugh Shackleford House on Dawson Road, in Albany.

The Georgia historical marker program is a competitive application-based program.

The committee found Albany's rich history to be one they could not pass up on.

This historical marker honors the well-known designer and architect Edward Vason Jones, who designed many local structures, including the Albany-Dougherty Courthouse.

"Historical markers are a great tool for visitors, residents, basically anybody that's interested in history. It brings them right to the location where a person or a structure once stood, even if there is no evidence. Luckily here today we have evidence of the Shackleford house still standing behind us," said the outreach coordinator for the Georgia Historical Society, Elyse Butler.

The Shackleford house was completed in the 1950's and is one of the most prominent examples of Jones' architecture.

This is just one of the historical markers that will be dedicated this week.

Wednesday, they will recognize Freedom Alley and City Hall as new additions to the Georgia Civil Rights Trail.

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