Today we treat you to not just a million dollar listing, but a true family compound located in Albany, Texas.
And I hope we are not late to the party because the world, too, has just discovered Albany. Last week, Hughes Professor of English Willard Spiegelman at Southern Methodist University penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal that focused national attention on Albany, in particular, its Old Jail Art Center. Texas Monthly has called it the “best small-town museum in the state — maybe the nation.” Two hours west of Fort Worth, “the county seat of Shackleford County boasts a rarity: art in a former prison.” And what great art to be found in a town of about 2000: the 14,000 square foot art gallery holds about one piece of art for every citizen including pre-Columbian and Asian artifacts, and 19th and 20th century European and American Paintings and works on paper. I saw the original 1918 Modigliani oil portrait of a young girl with braids; I bought the poster to decorate my very first dorm room, it was such a beloved work. But in Albany, it’s only the beginning: (more…)