Donelson site added to historic register

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 11:43am

A 205-year-old Donelson house is among the latest additions to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hall-Harding-McCampbell House was built in 1805 and is cited as "a good example of the Federal style." Featuring updates from the 19th and 20th centuries, it was chosen for the registry due to its architectural importance.

In all, five Tennessee sites were added to the Register, the Tennessee Historical Commission said.

“These listings highlight some of the diverse places that tell the story of Tennessee's unique history,” said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Commission. "Our office is proud of its role in ensuring recognition of these time-honored places that help give Tennesseans a sense of pride in their communities."

Also included: Union County's Hamilton-Tolliver complex, an 1830s log residence; the Hotpoint Living-Conditioned Home in Knoxville, built in 1954 as a demonstration home for the eponymous home furnishing company; Strickland Place farm near White House, a "typical historic family farm" that includes an early-20th century airfield; and Pulaski's Wilkinson-Martin House, a Federal-style structure built around 1835.

7 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 4/29/10 at 3:07

How about the address so we know where it is and can take a look at it?

To many stories raise more questions then are answered.

By: 742180 on 4/29/10 at 7:15

Isn't the Hall-Harding-McCampbell house more commonly known as the Two Rivers Mansion?
Great job of reporting, you identify historic treasures but give the reader absolutely no further information about their location. It's in Donelson and thats all you need to know....do your own research...Google it....stop at the mapco and ask directions.....

By: PKVol on 4/29/10 at 7:36

The house is not Two Rivers Mansion. Two Rivers has been listed since 1972. The H-H-M house is located at 305 Kent Road (corner with Hastings Rd), which is off McCampbell Avenue. McCampbell runs between Donelson Pike and Stewart's Ferry Pike. Kent Road is closer to Donelson Pike. http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=36.158881,-86.661942&spn=0.01,0.01&t=m&q=36.158881,-86.661942 From the Google street map, the landscaping hides much of the house from street view, but it does appear to be in pretty good shape.

By: Bradley524 on 4/29/10 at 7:56

Bradley,

The great thing about the digital news is that you can provide a lot more without concern for the amount of print space you are taking up. You can create links to sources like the historic registry site, maps, historic resources, etc. It always amazes me how articles can talk about visual things like buildings, architecture, art, etc. without any visual clue as to what you are discussing. Believe me guys, a picture is indeed worth a thousend words here. You recently ran an article about buildings that were going to be torn down by metro, agian not one photo involved. People were concerned about losing historic structures mainly because you provided no clue as to what was to be torn down. Use your media to it's fullest advantage we will ALL benefit.

By: idgaf on 4/29/10 at 9:40

Thanks PKV you made it easy to find and I will take a look at it.

By: robertmack on 4/29/10 at 3:36

What is the house that is on the Northeast corner of Lebanon Road and Briley Parkway? When Briley went through they let the house on a "cliff" overlooking Briley on the house's west side. Is it not real old?

By: frodo on 4/30/10 at 6:42

The sub-head on this story is "Robertson County farm also recognized by commission ." Seems the editor later chopped that part of the story. Wish they'd fill us in on that one, as well.