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Cleveland Hall
Historic American Buildings Survey, Lester Jones, Photographer August 21, 1940 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST. - Cleveland Hall, Hermitage, Davidson County, TN HABS TENN,19-NASH.V,5-1.tif
The house in 1940
Location 4041 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, Tennessee
Built 1839
Architect Joseph Reiff
William C. Hume
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference No. 71000821
Added to NRHP April 16, 1971

Cleveland Hall is an Antebellum mansion in Nashville, Tennessee.

Location

It is located at 4041 Old Hickory Boulevard in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States.

History

It was designed by master builders Joseph Reiff and William C. Hume, who built The Hermitage in 1835, constructed under the supervision of owner, Stockly Donelson, and completed in 1839. Its main massing resembles the plantation plain style Plantation Plain-style, but the pediment and columns on the entrance, which could have been added at a later time are markers of the Greek Revival style. It has eighteen rooms.

It was the home of Stockly Donelson (1805-1888), who was Rachel Jackson's nephew and whose grandfather was John Donelson (1718–1785), and his wife Phila Ann Lawrence Donelson. After his death, their son William Stockly Donelson (1835-1895) lived in the house with his wife, Alice Ewin Donelson (1836-1881). Subsequently, it was home to their son, John Donelson (1874-1952) and his wife, Bettie Menees Hooper Donelson (1875-1963). It is still privately owned by the Donelson family.

Heritage significance

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 16, 1971.

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