1706 Crestwood Drive
Contractor J.J. Jamison built both this residence and 1708 Crestwood in 1937, several years after most of the other homes on this block. Its first owners, Louis W. and Lila Dabney Smith, purchased the property for $900 from the Hollowell family prior to the home’s construction. The Hollowells were early developers in the Hollywood neighborhood. Louis W. Smith worked as the sales manager of F.S. Royster Guano Company until his retirement in the 1950s. His son, Louis Dabney Smith, was arrested in 1943 for refusing to report to an induction center after being drafted into the military. Smith, deemed a conscientious objector for his self-proclaimed role as a Jehovah’s Witness minister, was convicted in both military and federal court. The home remained in the Smith family until 1991.