New Addition To Historic Places On County's Square

Friday, 7 June 2019

The Tennessee Historical Commission announced the addition of eight properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Of the eight, one is located on a corner of Woodbury’s Courthouse Square.

The eight include a residence, general store, bank, former hospital and historic districts. The National Register nomination for Clover Bottom, the offices of the Tennessee Historical Commission (State Historic Preservation Office), was updated to include additional history and structures.

"Across Tennessee, communities continue to recognize and retain meaningful places that contribute to our state's unique identity," said Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick McIntyre. "This group of listings includes a former hospital in Memphis being revitalized using Federal tax credits, a former general store in Granville that is a focus for heritage tourism, and a large rural district in Bedford County in the heart of Tennessee Walking Horse country."
In Cannon County the latest entry to the list is the Brown-Hancock House.

This 2-story brick I-house was built in 1869 and remodeled 1916-1918. Principal design features of the house include the 1-bay, 2-story pedimented portico, multi-pane windows, bracketed eaves and the sleeping porch and solarium. Originally the house was embellished with Italianate details but the 20th century redesign by Nashville architect Thomas W. Gardner updated the building with a modern classical design. His designs included a 2-story ell and the sleeping porch on the exterior and wood trim in the interior. Gardner was well-known for designing churches and for years was in partnership in Nashville with Edward Dougherty. The 2-story I-house with the 2-story portico has been documented as prevalent in Middle Tennessee and is often called the Middle Tennessee I-house.

The other sites recently added to the National Register of Historic Places are:

Thompson Creek Rural Historic District - Wartrace/Bedford County

Clover Bottom Farm Boundary Increase - Nashville/Davidson County

T.B. Sutton General Store - Granville/Jackson County

Tennessee Military Institute Residential Historic District - Sweetwater/Monroe County

Barretville Bank and Trust Company Building - Barretville/Shelby County

U.S. Marine Hospital - Memphis/Shelby County

Sparta Residential Historic District, boundary increase - Sparta/White County

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission, as the State Historic Preservation Office, administers the program in Tennessee.