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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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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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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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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Fire Destroys Marymont Mansion

Lisa Marchesoni, the Daily News Journal, January 21, 2004 A Tuesday fire destroyed the two-story antebellum home, Marymont, constructed in the 1800s on Rucker Lane, sheriff’s deputies said. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. Van West, director of the Center for Historic Preservation, said Marymont was…

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