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William Hamby (Will) Randolph Home

William Hamby (Will) Randolph home, on the northeast corner Avenue J and 11th Street seen here in January 11, 1913. Will H. Randolph (1875-1950) owned and operated many businesses in Huntsville over the years; including hardware stores, a lumber yard and sawmill. He was most well-known, however, as a building contractor. In addition to the home seen in this photograph, he also built 11th Street homes for Marcus Smith, Wince Smith, James Gee, Gabe Smither, Will Smither, Eugene Smither, T. L. Oliphint, Phil Bowden and the Mallery-Smither building and the homes of Mrs. Shirley Ball, G. L. Clark, Geogre Osburn, A. T. McKinney, and Miss Elizabeth Elliot. He did work on Old Main, renovated the Austin College building and the SHSU President's home. He put the second story on the J. W. Thomason home, worked on the Methodist and Christian Churches, and had the contract to set up the monument for the Sam Houston's grave in 1911. He married Audie Blanche Carter in 1909 and built their home at the corner of Avenue J and 11th Street shortly thereafter.