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Hundred Oaks, Oak Street near U.S. Route 64, Winchester, Franklin County, TN



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B&W Photos

HB1081854
General View From East Showing House And Environs

HB1081855
Southeast Front

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Southeast Front From South

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Southeast Front And Northeast Side From East

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Southwest Side

HB1081859
Southwest Side From West Showing Cluster Of Towers On West Corner

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View Of Rear Wing From Northeast

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South Corner Showing Battlemented Main Tower, Stepped Gables, Etc.

HB1081862
Southeast Front

HB1081863
Detail Of Southeast Front Showing Arches Of Upper And Lower Porches, From South

HB1081864
Detail Of East End Of Southeast Front

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Detail Of Northeast End From Northwest Showing Porte-cochere (rear Of House)

HB1081866
Detail Of Porch, South Corner

HB1081867
Detail Of Upper Porch, Southeast Front, Looking South

HB1081868
West Corner Of Southwest Side Showing Cluster Of Small Towers (see Also Tn-221-5 And Tn-221-6)

HB1081869
Detail Showing Cluster Of Small Towers, West Corner

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Item Title


Location
Oak Street near U.S. Route 64, Winchester, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-221
Significance: Hundred Oaks was begun 1889-1892. It was built for Arthur Handly Marks, a local wealthy dilettante, of local materials, by local craftsmen. Its architecture, though based on Scottish precedents, is a combination of Jacobean, Romanesque and Dutch styles. Samuel M. Patton, Chattanooga architect, is responsible for the original design and plan, but construction ceased with Marks's death in 1892. The residence's construction continued a few years later under the direction of John Marks Handly and according to the designs of Hathcart C. Thompson and Julian G. Zwicker, Nashville architects. Further work was done by the Catholic Paulist Fathers who owned and occupied the estate from 1901 to 1955. Here they established their third mission to serve American Protestants. In 1901 this was the site of the first Paulist Convention at which the Catholic mission to Protestants was defined. Hundred Oaks was a major site for Catholic religious activity in the South during these years. The house stood vacant for several years afterward but has been recently restored.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM EAST SHOWING HOUSE AND ENVIRONS
2. SOUTHEAST FRONT
3. SOUTHEAST FRONT FROM SOUTH
4. SOUTHEAST FRONT AND NORTHEAST SIDE FROM EAST
5. SOUTHWEST SIDE
6. SOUTHWEST SIDE FROM WEST SHOWING CLUSTER OF TOWERS ON WEST CORNER
7. VIEW OF REAR WING FROM NORTHEAST
8. SOUTH CORNER SHOWING BATTLEMENTED MAIN TOWER, STEPPED GABLES, ETC.
9. SOUTHEAST FRONT
10. DETAIL OF SOUTHEAST FRONT SHOWING ARCHES OF UPPER AND LOWER PORCHES, FROM SOUTH
11. DETAIl OF EAST END OF SOUTHEAST FRONT
12. DETAIL OF NORTHEAST END FROM NORTHWEST SHOWING PORTE-COCHERE (rear of house)
13. DETAIL OF PORCH, SOUTH CORNER
14. DETAIL OF UPPER PORCH, SOUTHEAST FRONT, LOOKING SOUTH
15. WEST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST SIDE SHOWING CLUSTER OF SMALL TOWERS (see also TN-221-5 and TN-221-6)
16. DETAIL SHOWING CLUSTER OF SMALL TOWERS, WEST CORNER


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