Jakes preserves historical home for modern use

Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post, December 20, 2018 A house dating to the late 1800s has been lovingly restored and found new life. Murfreesboro real estate broker Bill Jakes held an open house and ribbon-cutting on Monday, December 10 for the house at 305 North Highland Ave. that is his new realty…

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National Register of Historic Places – Williamson, Thomas, House

October 3, 2018, National Register of Historic Places The ‘National Register’ is a phenomenal source of information regarding historic homes.  Search their database and you will find 49 properties as of October 1, 2018. The following ‘Register’ entry is dated May 20, 1996:   Williamson, Thomas, House, aka ‘Burns Farmhouse’,…

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National Register of Historic Places – The John Spence House

July 12, 2018, National Register of Historic Places The ‘National Register’ is a phenomenal source of information regarding historic homes.  Search their database and you will find 49 properties as of July 12, 2018. The following ‘Register’ entry is dated July 7, 2004: The John C. Spence House is located…

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Video for Kids: Oaklands Mansion

Oaklands Mansion, July 17, 2018 A video highlighting Oaklands Mansion through the eyes of a child. Eric is with his parents as they tour Oaklands Mansion.  Along the way he is greeted by several family members from the past.  Follow along and see what happens! The video was produced by…

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Historic home could play role in Boro’s future

Chris Schofner, The Daily News Journal, April 25, 1999 After 41 years, Thomas Swain and recently wedded wife are moving – moving from one of the more historic sites in Murfreesboro to a farm on the Bedford County side of Beech Grove. The home they leave is steeped in rich…

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Farms get nod for register; Jenkins may be removed

Doug Davis, The Daily News Journal, September 28, 2006 Two area farms —one in Rutherford County and one in Cannon County— have moved closer to being named on the National Register of Historic Places, but a home on the register since 1989 has been recommended for removal. “It is sad.…

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Beesley cabin ready to leave

Doug Davis, The Daily news Journal, September 26, 2006 A log home that once graced farmland on Beesley Road has been stripped back to its original size to be moved from Rutherford County. The former home of Pauline and Frank Beesley was acquired and will move to Williamson County as…

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