1900-1925Ella Gannt Smith, artist, inventor, manufactured in this building the famous Roanoke Dolls. The dolls, completely handmade, featured a head molded of plaster of Paris enclosed in a tight cotton fabric cut and stuffed to resemble body, hands and legs. Facial features of each doll were hand-painted, no two being alike. At her death, April 2, 1932, Mrs. Smith held eleven patents. The factory, built by her husband, S. S. Smith, was later converted into an apartment building.
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|Placed By||Randolph County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 651840 N 3669218|
|Decimal Degrees||33.15110000, -85.37188333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 9.066', W 85° 22.313'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 9' 3.96" N, 85° 22' 18.78" W|
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|Area Code(s)||334, 256|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-188 Vaughn St, Roanoke AL 36274, US|
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