Edward Vason Jones

Edward Vason Jones (HM27DR)

Location: Albany, GA 31707 Dougherty County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 35.739', W 84° 11.646'

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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.
HM NumberHM27DR
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe 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
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Date Added Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 766237 N 3499035
Decimal Degrees31.59565000, -84.19410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 35.739', W 84° 11.646'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 35' 44.34" N, 84° 11' 38.76" W
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Area Code(s)229
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801 Dawson Rd, Albany GA 31707, US
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