Tuesday, February 22, 2011

History and a Night Sky

I captured this unexpected shot during a moment of twilight while walking along on our historic town square. This building stands on an historic lot purchased in 1806 for a whopping sixty dollars.
The left hand side of this building is known as Allen's Inn. Notable for the fact that Andrew Jackson visited the facility on September 26, 1832. He recorded the visit in his diary while traveling from Washington to Nashville via the Lexington-Nashville Turnpike.
The right hand side of the building is known as one of forty independent banks that were chartered in 1818. The original bank vault does remain.
The entire structure was constructed of local limestone. The right hand section features a gable and a lunette window. The offset door and two bay front complete the non-typical design. The frame section, in the middle of the structure, was added between 1820-1830. It served as the main entrance to the inn and connected the two buildings.
The building served as a family residence for many years until 1944. Currently the right hand side of the building houses a beauty shop.

44 comments:

  1. I could double the offer for a place like this!

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  2. What a wonderful old building. I hope your town appreciates it and takes care of it.

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  3. Hauntingly beautiful Farmchick! I love that sky...

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  4. I love old buildings. They have a charm and character that cannot be duplicated with a new building. They have a history, a story to tell! Andrew Jackson spent time there... Such fun!

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  5. What a lovely old building. Your photograph showcases why it must be so special to your community.

    I've seen very few limestone buildings -- but this one is spectacular. :)

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  6. would love to know the story behind the old house in your banner shot

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  7. Awesome sky to frame an awesome building. You are fortunate to have such a piece of history in your midst.
    BlessYourHeart

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  8. Gorgeous photo. I love it when towns hang onto their history.

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  9. Bautiful and I love the combination of warm and cool light!

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  10. Great house ...and great shot...cloudddddddddds!

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  11. What a neat photo! The light on the building and the dark sky behind it are perfect!

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  12. Nice capture. Aren't unexpected shots like that fun?! Cool that such an historic place is still standing.

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  13. interesting history of the building and you're right GREAT sky.

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  14. What a beautiful photo! I love how you know your town's history!

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  15. I love the history you give behind the buildings! The photo is stunning.
    Katie
    http://pinkepost.blogspot.com

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  16. You will soon be the town historian.--Inger

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  17. Your photo is just incredible !
    I really like these colors, the text is good as always, but your picture is really excellent ! :))

    Bye**

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  18. Greetings from Finland. This blog is fun to explore, through other countries, people, culture and nature. Come see Teuvo pictures on my blog. And tell all your friends, why should he go Teuvo pictures on my blog. That is why you get your country's flag to rise above the pictures to Teuvon images blog flag collection, a lovely end of February, Teuvo Vehkalahti Finland

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  19. Nice place! Love the history!!

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  20. If this building could talk, it would have a wonderful story to tell!

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  21. I think your blog is very interesting and I also like your photos. I would find it difficult to change a city for a town!

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  22. Eerie, but cool.

    Happy Presidents Pets Day - the day after Presidents Day, as I like to call it. In the US, we love our presidents..... pets. See my blog if you’re in the mood for a good ol' irreverent howl.

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  23. What a great building...I love everything old...theose buildings have so much character! Great shot by the way too!!

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  24. Well that was some deal....and look how far it's come.
    What a nice sky to walk under.

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  25. Loved the sky!
    Pics of skies or trees always draw my attention!

    Thanks
    Leontien

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  26. Ken Mac - The house in my banner shot is an old farmhouse located far out on an old country road. In terms of history , it doesn't really have any significance, other than being approx., 100 yrs old.

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  27. What a beautiful and dramatic "blue hour" sky you captured! Also interesting history for that building...hope it will be preserved!

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  28. That photo is magnificent! The colors are rich and the history is too. Have a happy Wednesday.

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  29. That is an interesting slice of history, Farmchick.

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  30. Wow, there's a lot of history in that old building. Beautiful picture.

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  31. It's good to know the history behind a old structure, a building and or a monument.

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  32. That is one historical building and it came off looking like a rustic log cabin in all new logs. Shines like a new penny. The sky looks foreboding. Think the whole thing and your story about it is wonderful blogging.

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  33. Thanks for stopping by. Tell me, is there a restoration going to happen with your header house? What a wonderful old building.
    BlessYourHeart

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  34. Wow! It makes the picture so dramatic. beautiful!

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  35. I love your blog! I think you write about very interesting topics, and the design is beautiful.
    Greetings from Norway

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  36. Farmchick, a little award awaits you over at my place. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

    http://growingupinwaldron.blogspot.com/2011/02/award-from-suldog.html

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  37. Great sky, lighting and comprehensive history of what seems like a multi-functional building.

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  38. What a wonderful photo you got of this historical building. I pray the town sees it's beauty and keep it around a long, long time.

    God bless and have a fantastic day sweetie!!!

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  39. Hmmm - sixty bucks and look at what inflation has done ! I love that dramatic sky - really sets off the building. Thanks for the history, too - very interesting.

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