Alfred Miller Home

January 15, 2020, Renee Duke Miller Alfred Miller built this house on the corner of College and Academy Streets in Murfreesboro. Photo source: O.E. Camp Photo – 1930-1939 The walls of the three-story red brick are 14″ thick with a foundation of stone. There are two chimneys on each side…

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The Elliott-Kimbro-Doughty-Howse-Miles house

May 1, 2019, by Barry Lamb The rattle of musketry and small arms could be heard from the Elliott home that sat on the northwest corner of Lytle and Academy Streets during the morning of July 13, 1862. The nerves of the elderly widow, Adaline Bowman Elliott, must have been…

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The Anderson-Christy-Keeble-Sparks-Ransom home

November 1, 2019, Researched and written by Barry Lamb Few homes bore witness to significant events in Murfreesboro history than the Anderson-Keeble-Sparks-Ransom home. If houses could talk, it would have spoken of the infancy of the town when it served as the Tennessee state capital. It would have talked about…

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The Jordan-Ewing-Nelson-McElroy home

September/October 2019, Froe Chips Researched and written by Barry Lamb It is a common occurrence during times of war that a wounded soldier feels a special bond for a nurse who is taking care of them. The intense anxieties of battle and one’s own welfare while in the army, coupled…

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The January-Knight-Elliott-Jacobs home

July 1, 2019, by Barry Lamb This house bore witness to two great events in Murfreesboro history. The first event occurred on July 13, 1862 when Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Confederate cavalry stormed up East Main Street toward the court house and the surrounding environs to attack Union troops who…

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Rutherford painfully aware of heritage

John McGlone, The Daily News Journal, March 31, 1989 Commentary from Dr. John McGlone, Middle Tennessee State University Southerners are acutely – sometimes painfully – aware of their heritage, and Rutherford Countians are no exception. The 30th century is often perceived as too crowded, fast-paced, stressful and less genteel, while…

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The Hartman-Alexander-Dee-Stroop Home (aka Erin-Aeol)

March/April, 2019 Froe Chips, Barry Lamb When one drives down the bustling thoroughfare know as Memorial Boulevard, it is difficult to imagine the rustic scene that once dominated the landscape where the Hartman-Alexander-Dee-Stroop home once claimed its habitation when it was first built. That edifice, formerly located at 1433 Lebanon…

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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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APTA Marker Unveiled Noon, Dec. 10, 2018

December 1, 2018, WGNS Radio MURFREESBORO) The Rutherford County Chapter of The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities is planning to mark a 126-year-old structure in Downtown Murfreesboro. The new marker is scheduled to be unveiled at 305 N Highland Avenue on Monday, December 10th at noon. The APTA…

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