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Samuel Cleage House, Lee Highway, Athens, McMinn County, TN



B&W Photos

HB1083573
General View And Northwest Front, From North

HB1083574
Southwest Side

HB1083575
Northwest Front, From West

HB1083576
Detail Of Front Portion Of Southwest Side, With Stepped Gables

HB1083577
Detail Of Ell Portion Of Southwest Side, With Molded Brick Cornice

HB1083578
Detail Of Front Entrance, Stucco Lintel And Federal Fanlight

HB1083579
Detail Of Entry Hall And Staircase, Looking Northwest, First Floor

HB1083580
Detail Of Fireplace In Dining Room (center Room, Southwest Side Of House), Southeast Wall, First Floor

HB1083581
Detail Of Box Stairs Leading To Second Floor, West Corner Of Dining Room


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Location
Lee Highway, Athens vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-201
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-59).
Significance: The Samuel Cleage (Clegg) House, built c. 1826, is one of the best preserved high Federal style structures in this state. It is also one of the first brick structures built by white settlers in the newly ceded Hiwassee District. The house was designed and built by the notable Cleage and Crutchfield firm. The house is notable for its Flemish bond brick courses, Flemish gables, unique proportions, side hall plan, molded brick cornice, handsome interior detailing, and its original imposing dominance upon the landscape.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW AND NORTHWEST FRONT, FROM NORTH
2. SOUTHWEST SIDE. The front and ell portions are at left and right respectively.
3. NORTHWEST FRONT, FROM WEST
4. DETAIL OF FRONT PORTION OF SOUTHWEST SIDE, WITH STEPPED GABLES
5. DETAIL OF ELL PORTION OF SOUTHWEST SIDE, WITH MOLDED BRICK CORNICE
6. DETAIL OF FRONT ENTRANCE, STUCCO LINTEL AND FEDERAL FANLIGHT
7. DETAIL OF ENTRY HALL AND STAIRCASE, LOOKING NORTHWEST, FIRST FLOOR
8. DETAIL OF FIREPLACE IN DINING ROOM (Center room, southwest side of house), SOUTHEAST WALL, FIRST FLOOR
9. DETAIL OF BOX STAIRS LEADING TO SECOND FLOOR, WEST CORNER OF DINING ROOM


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