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John L. Wisdom House, 535 East Main Street, Jackson, Madison County, TN



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HB1083686
General View, From Southwest

HB1083687
South (front) Elevation

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Detail View Of South (front) Elevation

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Detail View Of Porches And Gabled Balcony, Front (south) Elevation

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Detail Of Gabled Balcony, Front Elevation, Right Side

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Detail Of Left-hand Front Gable With 'gothic' Styling

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View Of Gable Ends And Outside End Chimneys, East Elevation, From Southeast

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Detail Of Porch Roof Construction And Bracketed Columns, Front Elevation

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Inside Of The Gabled Section Of Porch, From North

HB1083695
Detail View Of Main Door, Colored Sidelights And Colored Transom

HB1083696
Stairhall

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Parlor, Southwest Side Of House

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Detail Of Original Curtain Rod, Holders And Interior Louvered Shutters; All Of Walnut

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Den, First Floor

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First Floor Library Fireplace, Northwest Side, Bay Window

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Dining Room Walnut Buffet, North Recessed Wall, Dining Room


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Location
535 East Main Street, Jackson, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-177
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-31).
Significance: Designed by a prominent New Jersey architect, this Queen Anne style residence was built by John L. Wisdom, a Jackson businessman, in 1880-81. The house is noteworthy for its active exterior massing and for the beautiful interior which features an abundance of walnut trimmings and colored glass window compositions.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHWEST
2. SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
4. DETAIL VIEW OF PORCHES AND GABLED BALCONY, FRONT (SOUTH) ELEVATION
5. DETAIL OF GABLED BALCONY, FRONT ELEVATION, RIGHT SIDE
6. DETAIL OF LEFT-HAND FRONT GABLE WITH 'GOTHIC' STYLING
7. VIEW OF GABLE ENDS AND OUTSIDE END CHIMNEYS, EAST ELEVATION, FROM SOUTHEAST
8. DETAIL OF PORCH ROOF CONSTRUCTION AND BRACKETED COLUMNS, FRONT ELEVATION
9. INSIDE OF THE GABLED SECTION OF PORCH, FROM NORTH
10. DETAIL VIEW OF MAIN DOOR, COLORED SIDELIGHTS AND COLORED TRANSOM. ALSO NOTE PLASTER CEILING
11. STAIRHALL. HANDSOME STAIR HAS A MASSIVE NEWEL, TURNED BALUSTERS (TWO PER TREAD) AND A BRASS LAMP. ALSO NOTE DOORS AND DOOR TRIM
12. PARLOR, SOUTHWEST SIDE OF HOUSE. NOTE PLASTER CEILING, ORIGINAL WALNUT CURTAIN RODS, HOLDERS, INTERIOR LOUVERED SHUTTERS AND FIREPLACE
13. DETAIL OF ORIGINAL CURTAIN ROD, HOLDERS AND INTERIOR LOUVERED SHUTTERS; ALL OF WALNUT. PHOTOGRAPHED IN PARLOR
14. DEN, FIRST FLOOR. NOTE DOOR TRIM
15. FIRST FLOOR LIBRARY FIREPLACE, NORTHWEST SIDE, BAY WINDOW. IT IS AMONG THE HOUSE'S MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES. ALSO NOTE ORIGINAL WALNUT CURTAIN RODS, HOLDERS AND INTERIOR LOUVERED SHUTTERS.
16. DINING ROOM WALNUT BUFFET, NORTH RECESSED WALL, DINING ROOM
17. ONE OF THE SECOND FLOOR FIREPLACES


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