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Old Beersheba Inn, Armfield Avenue, Beersheba Springs, Grundy County, TN



B&W Photos

HB1082458
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082459
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082460
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082461
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082462
Southeast End And Northeast Front

HB1082463
Northeast Front From East

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Northeast Front From North

HB1082465
Looking Along Northeast Front From East

HB1082466
Southeast End

HB1082467
Detail Of Northeast Front Entrance

HB1082468
Detail Of Northeast Front Porch From Southeast End

HB1082469
General View From West Showing Rear Court

HB1082470
Southwest Rear Of Main Building From West

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Southwest Rear Of Main Building From South

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Northwest Wing ('cozy Corner'), From South

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Northwest Side Of Wing Of Main Building, On Southeast Side Of Court, Looking East

HB1082474
Looking Southwest Along Porch Of Wing Of Main Building, On Southeast Side Of Court

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Central Staircase Of Main Building Looking Southwest From Northeast Front

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Detail Showing Typical Guest Room Fireplace

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Looking North From Area Of Scenic Overlook

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Site View Of Beersheba Springs Seen At Center Of Photo On Top Of Mountain Range


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Item Title


Location
Armfield Avenue, Beersheba Springs, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-54
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-61).
Building/structure dates: 1839 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1857 subsequent work
Significance: The Beersheba Springs Hotel was constructed in stages under a succession of owners. The present form is the result of extensive additions made by Col. John Armfield in 1855-1856. His contributions were the two-story, pillared main building, the "Brick Row," "Whiskey Row," "Post Office Row," and possibly the "Bachelor Row" which was destroyed by fire before 1900. "Cross Row" and "Family Row" were built by George R. Smartt when he bought the property in 1836. "Cozy Corner" is a double log cabin built either in 1834 or 1836. The combination of medicinal waters, invigorating air, fine cuisine and social life attracted wealthy gentry from southern plantations to this summer resort.

Related Names
Armfield, Col. John


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 9, 1936 FRONT LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 9, 1936 DETAIL FRONT AND SIDE MAIN BUILDING (LOOKING EAST).
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 9, 1936 DETAIL INTERIOR COURT (LOOKING NORTH).
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 9, 1936 DETAIL INTERIOR COURT (LOOKING EAST).
5. SOUTHEAST END AND NORTHEAST FRONT
6. NORTHEAST FRONT FROM EAST
7. NORTHEAST FRONT FROM NORTH
8. LOOKING ALONG NORTHEAST FRONT FROM EAST
9. SOUTHEAST END
10. DETAIL OF NORTHEAST FRONT ENTRANCE
11. DETAIL OF NORTHEAST FRONT PORCH FROM SOUTHEAST END
12. GENERAL VIEW FROM WEST SHOWING REAR COURT
13. SOUTHWEST REAR OF MAIN BUILDING FROM WEST
14. SOUTHWEST REAR OF MAIN BUILDING FROM SOUTH
15. NORTHWEST WING ('Cozy Corner'), FROM SOUTH
16. NORTHWEST SIDE OF WING OF MAIN BUILDING, ON SOUTHEAST SIDE OF COURT, LOOKING EAST
17. LOOKING SOUTHWEST ALONG PORCH OF WING OF MAIN BUILDING, ON SOUTHEAST SIDE OF COURT
18. CENTRAL STAIRCASE OF MAIN BUILDING LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM NORTHEAST FRONT
19. DETAIL SHOWING TYPICAL GUEST ROOM FIREPLACE
20. LOOKING NORTH FROM AREA OF SCENIC OVERLOOK
21. SITE VIEW OF BEERSHEBA SPRINGS SEEN AT CENTER OF PHOTO ON TOP OF MOUNTAIN RANGE


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