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Henry Whitehead Place, Townsend, Blount County, TN



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HB1080163
Exterior, General View Showing Henry Whitehead Cabin (front) And David Shields Cabin (rear)

HB1080164
Exterior, North Corner View Of Both Cabins

HB1080165
Exterior, Southwest View Of Both Cabins

HB1080166
Exterior, West Corner View Of Both Cabins

HB1080167
Exterior, David Shields Cabin,(rear), Southeast View

HB1080168
Exterior, David Shields Cabin (rear), East Corner Detail Showing Joints

HB1080169
Exterior, Whitehead Cabin (front), Detail Of West Corner Showing Dovetail Joints

HB1080170
Interior, Whitehead Cabin (front), Fireplace And Stairway

HB1080171
Interior, Whitehead Cabin (front), Detail Of Fireplace

HB1080172
Interior, Whitehead Cabin (front), South Corner

HB1080173
Interior, Attic


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Location
Townsend+vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-161
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-12).
Significance: The old cabin of 1881 was built by David Shields for his sister when she returned to Cades Cove as a widow with one child. The widow was courted by Henry Whitehead, who, in his efforts to persuade her to marry him, promised to build her the finest cabin in Cades Cove according to Mr. Grossman of the National Park Service, who has studied the log cabins of this region considerably. Henry Whitehead succeeded, and the new cabin is the "ultimate" in log construction. The logs were sash-sawn at the nearby Cable Mill. The cabin is about 16 by 18 feet, which is about the largest length of log which would be sawn at a sash-saw mill.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW SHOWING HENRY WHITEHEAD CABIN (FRONT) AND DAVID SHIELDS CABIN (REAR)
2. EXTERIOR, NORTH CORNER VIEW OF BOTH CABINS
3. EXTERIOR, SOUTHWEST VIEW OF BOTH CABINS
4. EXTERIOR, WEST CORNER VIEW OF BOTH CABINS
5. EXTERIOR, DAVID SHIELDS CABIN,(REAR), SOUTHEAST VIEW
6. EXTERIOR, DAVID SHIELDS CABIN (REAR), EAST CORNER DETAIL SHOWING JOINTS
7. EXTERIOR, WHITEHEAD CABIN (FRONT), DETAIL OF WEST CORNER SHOWING DOVETAIL JOINTS
8. INTERIOR, WHITEHEAD CABIN (FRONT), FIREPLACE AND STAIRWAY
9. INTERIOR, WHITEHEAD CABIN (FRONT), DETAIL OF FIREPLACE
10. INTERIOR, WHITEHEAD CABIN (FRONT), SOUTH CORNER
11. INTERIOR, ATTIC


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