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1912 *METROPOLITAN INSURANCE CO* (RENEWAL) CERTIFICATE+NOTABLE: JASPER N. SMITH For Sale

1912 *METROPOLITAN INSURANCE CO* (RENEWAL) CERTIFICATE+NOTABLE: JASPER N. SMITH


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1912 *METROPOLITAN INSURANCE CO* (RENEWAL) CERTIFICATE+NOTABLE: JASPER N. SMITH:
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MARCH 25, 1912 ***PRE WORLD WAR I ERA*** {{SCARCE}} ~THE METROPOLITAN CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY~ HOME OFFICE, 47 CEDAR STREET, NEW YORK ... (NUMBER 1083394) $5.00 PLATE GLASS (1 YEAR) RENEWAL CERTIFICATE ... INSURING NOTABLE: \"JASPER NEWTON SMITH\" FOR PREMISES: 135 IVY STREET, ATLANTA, GEORGIA!
(Dimensions: 8 7/8\" x 5\".)
(Please note: Item will be folded to original folds for purchased a massive HISTORICAL collection of ephemera from the old estate of \"Jasper Newton Smith\" and his family. This included his business and personal life. {{Hundreds of items}} Checks, letterheads, billheads,advertisements,land maps, bills, titles, land purchases, contractors receipts, personalcorrespondenceetc. These items will be filtered in with our manyother special pieces we have for sale. Many one-of-a-kind person weacquired theseearly pieces from gave us some history of how he found them:
About 20 years ago, at an estate sale, I came across an old trunk in the basement of a house scheduled for demolition. I spotted the trunk with my flashlight. WhenI opened the trunk - to my surprise - it was full of paper documents, mostly fromAtlanta and dated from 1867 to 1917.A lot of history here! I asked the 2 elderly sisters who lived inthe house how much they wanted for the trunk full of paper documents down in the basement and theydidn\'t know what I was talking about. I went down and got a hand full and came up and they said \"Oh that stuff is from our Great, Great Grandfather Jasper Newton Smith.\" \"He was a famous man in Atlanta and he built the first aparments here called \"The Bachelors Domain.\" Later the Bachelors Domain was changed to \"The Greater NewYork Hotel.\"
After the Civil War ended, Mr Smith bought 14 acres at the corner of 14th and Peachtree and went into business manufacturing bricks that were used to rebuild Atlanta after the Civil War.
There was a Souvenir book issued to commemorate a few of Atlanta\'s Civic Leaders during the 1895 Cotton States Exposition. Mr. Smith is in that book (second from last Newton SmithFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchJasper Newton SmithBornDecember 29, 1833
Walton County, Georgia, United StatesDiedAugust 16, 1918(aged84)
Atlanta, Georgia, United StatesResting placeOakland Cemetery (Atlanta)OthernamesUncle Jack
\"Atlanta\'s quaintest character\"Spouse(s)Rebecca Hawk (married 1856–1870)
Fanny Jackson (married 1875–1901)

Jasper Newton \"Jack\" Smith(December 29, 1833 – August 16, 1918) was an American businessman fromGeorgia. Born inWalton County, he moved toAtlantafollowing theCivil Warwhere he became a successful and eccentric businessman.


Early life and career[edit]

Jasper Newton Smith was born inWalton County, Georgiaon December 29, 1833 to William Smith and Elizabeth (Brady) Smith.[1]Smith had nine brothers and two sisters.[2]As a child, Jack developed a phobia ofnecktiesdue to an accidental near-strangulation, and as an adult he refused to ever wear one.[3]He attended the public county school as a child and worked at his family\'s farm. At the start of theCivil War, Jack joined the Tenth Georgia Cavalry, but resigned in December 1864 due to an illness.[2]

Shortly after the Civil War, Smith moved toAtlanta. In the city, which had been largely destroyed during theBurning of Atlanta, he established a brickyard near the intersection ofPeachtree Streetand Fourteenth Street in modern-daymidtown Atlanta. He had purchased the 14 acres for approximately $100 per acre, with the brickyard producing over ten million bricks before Smith sold the property for a profit. Following this venture, Smith began investing in real estate indowntown Atlanta.[4]By the late 1800s, \"Uncle Jack\", as he was commonly known in the city, was a successful businessman and prominent socialite. Among his properties was The Bachelor\'s Domain, a 44-room hotel where each room was called by one of the 44 states in the United States rather than by a room number.[note 1][2][5]

Two of the inscribed slabs nearPeachtree Center station

In 1889, Smith built a large commercial building at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Forsyth Street. The building, called \"The House That Jack Built\", was constructed of granite blocks that had proven unusable for street paving purposes and adorned with marble slabs that had different phrases and sayings, including many Biblical verses.[6]When Smith leased the building and property in 1909, he stipulated that the inscribed slabs should be displayed prominently in any future building or structure built on the property.[7]WhenMARTAbuilt thePeachtree Center stationon the property in 1982, they relocated two of the slabs to a fenced-off area near the subway station entrance, where they still lie.[6]

Later life and death[edit]Statue of Smith atop his mausoleum inOakland Cemetery

Although Smith was an eccentric and odd man (historianFranklin Garrettreferred to him as \"an unusual man\"), he became well-respected later in his life for hisbusiness acumen.[6]He was often referred to as \"Atlanta\'s quaintest character.\"[4][8]

Smith died on August 16, 1918 in Atlanta. Several years prior to his death, Smith had commissioned the construction of amausoleuminOakland Cemetery, with a life-sized statue of himself accompanying it.[6][9]According to one story, the sculptor Oliver W. Edwards had originally carved the statue with Smith wearing a necktie. However, Smith, who refused to wear neckties, refused to pay until the tie was removed from the sculpture. Despite Smith\'s well-documented dislike of neckties, the veracity of this story has been questioned, including by the daughter of the sculptor.[10]Another story claims that when Smith became aware of a vine that had climbed the statue and wrapped itself around the statue\'s neck, he went to the cemetery and personally removed the vine.[4]As one of the first statues built on the original 6 acres of the cemetery, he is sometimes referred to as the \"Mayor of Oakland\".

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