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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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.
HM NumberHM7KD
Placed ByRandolph County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
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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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