The Davis-Hull Mansion in 2010
|Location||1004 North Main Street,|
|Area||1.6 acres (0.65 ha)|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|NRHP reference #||83003069|
|Added to NRHP||January 4, 1983|
Description and history
The land originally belonged to E. L. Gardenshire. 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. In 1889, Davis moved to Carthage with his wife and eight children. In Carthage, he was a co-founder of the Rewoda Milling Company and the Carthage Tobacco Works.
The house was purchased by T. P. Bridges in 1900. Four years later, in 1904, it was acquired by J. H. Officer. Officer rented out rooms to Professor W. T. Call and his students at the adjacent Joseph W. Allen School. (The school building was later demolished.)
In 1906, the house was purchased by William Hull, the father of Cordell Hull, who served as the United States Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944. However, Secretary Hull only lived there in 1907.
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- "Davis-Hull House". National Park Service. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
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- "Historic Attractions". Visit Smith County, Tennessee. Retrieved September 17, 2015.