1001 W 3rd Ave Albany, Georgia United States

Dr. Palaemon Hilsman House

Construction date: 1953*


Edward Vason Jones


Ranch, Rustic/Western

Historical Summary:

The home is slightly visible from the street; however, it is the rock wall surrounding the property that draws attention. Two sisters reportedly planted the lot with pine trees and built the wall long before a house was constructed. The house was built for Dr. Palaemon Hilsman, a descendent of one of Albany's earliest settlers.


Status of Historic Designation:

Not currently designated at national, state, or local level

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 1-story house in the Rustic/Western style built in 1953. The building is l in plan. The structural system is frame. Exterior walls are original wood siding. The building has a low hip roof clad in asphalt shingles. Windows are , 9/9 double-hung sashes. There is a single-story, full-span portico characterized by an integrated (under the main) roof with square wood posts.

* Date source: Dougherty County Tax Assessor, "Street Reflection" SouthView 10/26/2008

Description generated by RuskinARC.