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Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunnyside Mansion, Nashville

Sunnyside Mansion, Nashville

Located in Sevier Park (don't go there after dark) in Nashville, TN, this old mansion from the 1850s is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This was originally the home of Mary Benton, the widow of Jesse Benton who left Nashville after a duel with Andrew Jackson. The home stood between army lines in the Civil War in the Battle of Nashville. Next, it was owned by prominent dentist L.G. Noel for 45 years, and then Col. Granville Sevier, who added the wings in the 1920s. Now, this holds the offices for the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation. If you have seen a picture of this mansion older than 2005, it was painted white.

Historical marker:
seemidtn.com/gallery/index.php?album=historical-markers/n...

2 comments:

  1. DO go there after dark. The park is in one of Nashville's best neighborhoods...

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  2. Maybe you're right about that and I am showing my age a little bit. The 21 South area looks in better shape in the daytime than when I was in high school and the teachers warned us against the area.

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