Davis-Hull House facts for kids
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The Davis-Hull Mansion in 2010
|Location||1004 North Main Street,
|Area||1.6 acres (0.65 ha)|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|NRHP reference No.||83003069|
|Added to NRHP||January 4, 1983|
Description and history
The land originally belonged to E. L. Gardenshire. In 1889, it was sold to Calvin N. Davis, who served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War and later worked as a merchant in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1889, Davis moved to Carthage with his wife and eight children. In Carthage, he was a co-founder of the Rewoda Milling Company and the Carthage Tobacco Works.
Shortly after acquiring the land in 1889, Davis built this two-storey house. It was designed in the Victorian architectural style.
The house was purchased by T. P. Bridges in 1900. Four years later, in 1904, it was acquired by J. H. Officer. Officer rented out rooms to Professor W. T. Call and his students at the adjacent Joseph W. Allen School. (The school building was later demolished.)
By 1914, the house was sold to Arthur H. Hackett. It was purchased by Gladys Hackett Moore in 1920. It was then acquired by his son in 1976.
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