Smithson-McCall Farm

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Smithson-McCall Farm
Smithson-McCall Farm is located in Tennessee
Smithson-McCall Farm
Location 6779 Comstock Rd., Bethesda, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°44′43.18″N 86°47′13.39″W / 35.7453278°N 86.7870528°W / 35.7453278; -86.7870528Coordinates: 35°44′43.18″N 86°47′13.39″W / 35.7453278°N 86.7870528°W / 35.7453278; -86.7870528
Area 256.3 acres (103.7 ha)
Built c. 1830, c. 1860, c. 1920, c. 1940
Architectural style Colonial Revival, "Hall and parlor architecture"
Governing body Private
MPS Historic Family Farms in Middle Tennessee MPS[2]
NRHP Reference # 07000158[1]
Added to NRHP March 15, 2007

Smithson-McCall Farm is a 256.3-acre (103.7 ha) historic district in Bethesda, Tennessee. The farm was listed under the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The listing claims that the property "documents the impact of the progressive agricultural movement of the early twentieth century on the operations and landscape of a middle-class family farm," and includes an "architecturally significant group of buildings and structures, placed within an agricultural landscape of high integrity...that represents a good example of farmstead architecture in Middle Tennessee and that reflects the impact of the Progressive Farm movement of the early twentieth century".[3]:12

The property has also been known as Smithson-Fisher Farm, Happy Hills Farm, WM. 1043, Fisher Farm, and Bag End Farm throughout its history.[1]

The farmhouse was constructed c. 1830 and changed significantly c. 1860 and c. 1920. Additional farm structures were added during c.1920-c.1940, including a dairy barn, a dairy silo, a well house, a burley tobacco barn, a water trough, a garage, a smokehouse and a chicken coop. The property includes four ponds.[clarification needed][3] It includes Colonial Revival and "Hall and parlor" architecture and other styles.[clarification needed][1] When listed, the district included seven contributing buildings, six contributing structures, and one contributing site.[1]

The listing is described in its NRHP nomination document.[3]

The property was covered in a study of Historic Family Farms in Middle Tennessee MPS.[2]

As "Fisher Farm", it is listed as a Tennessee Century Farm. It continues as a working farm, raising sheep.[3]

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