Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Old Bricks

Marker ID: GHM 060-120
Location: Sloan and Mill Streets, Roswell
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 34° 00.918    W 084° 21.680
  34.0153    -84.36133
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMZEZ
The Old Bricks  Marker  


Erected in 1839 for workers in the Roswell Cotton Mill, these apartments were the first built in the South and are believed to be the oldest in the United States.

They served briefly as a hospital for wounded Federal soldiers in 1864.

The Roswell Library Association was formed in 1955 to purchase, preserve, and restore this building; to provide at the same time ample library facilities for the community.

GHM 060-120 Georgia Historical Commission 1958


For more information on the history of Roswell, GA:

History of Roswell, GA

Roswell Historic District