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Davis-Hull House

Coordinates: 36°15′35″N 85°57′06″W / 36.25964°N 85.95165°W / 36.25964; -85.95165
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Davis-Hull Mansion
The Davis-Hull Mansion in 2010
Davis-Hull House is located in Tennessee
Davis-Hull House
Davis-Hull House is located in the United States
Davis-Hull House
Location1004 North Main Street,
Carthage, Tennessee
Coordinates36°15′35″N 85°57′06″W / 36.25964°N 85.95165°W / 36.25964; -85.95165
Area1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built1889 (1889)
ArchitectCalvin Davis
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference No.83003069[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 4, 1983

The Davis-Hull House is a historic house located at 1004 North Main Street in Carthage, Tennessee.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1983.[2]

Description and history[edit]

The land originally belonged to E. L. Gardenshire.[3] In 1889, it was sold to Calvin N. Davis, who served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War and later worked as a merchant in Nashville, Tennessee.[3] In 1889, Davis moved to Carthage with his wife and eight children.[3] In Carthage, he was a co-founder of the Rewoda Milling Company and the Carthage Tobacco Works.[3]

Shortly after acquiring the land in 1889, Davis built this two-storey house.[3][4] It was designed in the Victorian architectural style.[3][4]

The house was purchased by T. P. Bridges in 1900.[3] Four years later, in 1904, it was acquired by J. H. Officer.[3] Officer rented out rooms to Professor W. T. Call and his students at the adjacent Joseph W. Allen School.[3] (The school building was later demolished.)[3]

In 1906, the house was purchased by William Hull,[4] the father of Cordell Hull, who served as the United States Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944.[3] However, Secretary Hull only lived there in 1907.[3]

By 1914, the house was sold to Arthur H. Hackett.[3] It was purchased by Gladys Hackett Moore in 1920.[3] It was then acquired by his son in 1976.[3] On 11/13/2019 the house was purchased by Snowcreek Properties, LLC located in Carthage, Tn.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Davis-Hull House". National Park Service. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "National Register of Historic Places--Nomination Form: Davis-Hull House". National Park Service. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Historic Attractions". Visit Smith County, Tennessee. Retrieved September 17, 2015.