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Colonel McNeal House, Union & Bills Streets, Bolivar, Hardeman County, TN



B&W Photos

HB1082857
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082858
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082859
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082860
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082861
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082862
Historic American Buildings Survey, W

HB1082863
General View, From Northwest

HB1082864
West (front, With Cast-iron Porch) And South Elevations

HB1082865
West (front) Elevation

HB1082866
North Elevation

HB1082867
East (rear) And South (left Side) Elevations

HB1082868
West (front) Elevation, With View Of Cast-iron Porch

HB1082869
Detail View Of Cast-iron Porch, West (front) Elevation

HB1082870
Various Outbuildings: A) Octagonal Structure (center): Wash House B) Square Building With Hipped Roof (right Front): Smokehouse C) Brick Building With End Chimneys (left Front): Kitchen And Cook's Building D) Long Brick Building (in Background): Servants'

HB1082871
Main Stairhall, West Section Of House

HB1082872
Detail Of Main Stairway

HB1082873
First Floor Rooms

HB1082874
Detail Of Fireplace And Mirror

HB1082875
North Stairhall (there Are Two First Floor Stairhalls In The House, One In The West Section And The Other In The North Section)


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Item Title


Location
Union & Bills Streets, Bolivar, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-10
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-7).
Building/structure dates: 1858 initial construction
Significance: This Italianate mansion was built circa 1861-62 for Major Ezekial Polk McNeal's bereaved wife, whose only child died in 1854. Major McNeal was a cousin of President James Knox Polk. The house was designed by a Union architect from Chicago who stayed to complete the house after the outbreak of the Civil War. The house contains some interesting interior elements.

Related Names
McNeal, Col. Ezekial Polk


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 13, 1936 NORTH FRONT ELEVATION.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 13, 1936 FRONT VIEW SHOWING SERVICE CONNECTIONS (LOOKING SOUTHEAST).
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 13, 1936 REAR (LOOKING NORTHWEST).
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 13, 1936 IRON PORCHES ON WEST FRONT (LOOKING NORTH).
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 13, 1936 INTERIOR OF SOUTHEAST PARLOR.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, W. Jeter Eason, Deputy District Officer- Photographer June 13, 1936 DETAIL OF MANTEL- WEST PARLOR.
7. GENERAL VIEW, FROM NORTHWEST
8. WEST (front, with cast-iron porch) AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
9. WEST (front) ELEVATION
10. NORTH ELEVATION
11. EAST (rear) AND SOUTH (left side) ELEVATIONS
12. WEST (front) ELEVATION, WITH VIEW OF CAST-IRON PORCH
13. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST-IRON PORCH, WEST (front) ELEVATION
14. VARIOUS OUTBUILDINGS: a) OCTAGONAL STRUCTURE (center): WASH HOUSE b) SQUARE BUILDING WITH HIPPED ROOF (right front): SMOKEHOUSE c) BRICK BUILDING WITH END CHIMNEYS (left front): KITCHEN AND COOK'S BUILDING d) LONG BRICK BUILDING (in background): SERVANTS' QUARTERS (?)
15. MAIN STAIRHALL, WEST SECTION OF HOUSE. NOTE DOOR TRIM, FANLIGHT, FRESCO CEILING WITH MEDALLIONS, ETC.
16. DETAIL OF MAIN STAIRWAY
17. FIRST FLOOR ROOMS. NOTE FIREPLACES, MIRRORS AND TRIM
18. DETAIL OF FIREPLACE AND MIRROR. THE FIREBOX COVERING IS A COAL GRATE
19. NORTH STAIRHALL (THERE ARE TWO FIRST FLOOR STAIRHALLS IN THE HOUSE, ONE IN THE WEST SECTION AND THE OTHER IN THE NORTH SECTION). NOTE ARTIFICALLY GRAINED DOOR SURROUND. ON THE WALL IS LATE NINETEENTH OR EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY KNOB AND TUBE WIRING WITH ORIGINAL WOOD FUSE BOX. MODERN JUNCTION BOX IS AT LEFT.


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