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Carr House, South side of U.S. Route 64, 0.2 mile west of Cobb, Eads, Shelby County, TN



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Item Title


Location
0.2 mile west of Cobb, Eads vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS tn-251
Building/structure dates: 1820 initial construction
Significance: The Carr House is architecturally significant for its hall-and-parlor design, a rare house plan in West Tennessee. Most examples survive in Middle and East Tennessee, and few examples remain in West Tennessee due to the fact that by the time the region developed the central hall or passage plan had replaced the hall-and-parlor plan. The house is historically important for being the oldest extant brick house in Shelby County. The building may also possess additional significance for its association with early transportation history. Built on a post road, the house purportedly served as a stagecoach stop during the early nineteenth-century when Shelby County was first settled.

Subjects
Houses
Stagecoach Stations
Brick


Related Names
Carr


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Front (North) elevation, view towards south
Front (North) and West elevations, view towards southeast
Detail of entrance, front (North) elevation, view towards southwest
West elevation, towards the east
Rear (South) elevation, view towards north
Rear (South) and East elevations, view towards northwest
Interior detail, east room, view towards west room and front entrance
Interior detail, east room, fireplace on east wall
Interior detail, west room, fireplace on west wall
Interior detail, west room, door opening and fireplace on west wall
Concrete sheathed brick well to east of house, view towards west
April 1988, Aerial view of house in setting, looking towards south at front of house
April 1988, Aerial view of house in setting, looking towards northwest at rear of house


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