Roanoke Doll Factory

Roanoke Doll Factory (HM7KD)

Location: Roanoke, AL 36274 Randolph County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 9.066', W 85° 22.313'

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1900-1925

Ella 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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HM NumberHM7KD
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Placed ByRandolph County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651840 N 3669218
Decimal Degrees33.15110000, -85.37188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 9.066', W 85° 22.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 9' 3.96" N, 85° 22' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)334, 256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-188 Vaughn St, Roanoke AL 36274, US
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