Nicholas Gotten House
Nicholas Gotten House
Nicholas Gotten House (2009)
|Location||2969 Court Street
|Architectural style||Saltbox Style|
|NRHP Reference #||02000236|
|Added to NRHP||March 20, 2002|
Nicholas Gotten immigrated from Germany at the age of 22 in 1854. He was a blacksmith and served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. In the years following the war, Gotton made a living as a miller and ginner. He and his wife Julia Coleman raised three children in the house.
Until the late 1970s, the Gotten House was owned by the City of Bartlett and used as the Bartlett Police Station. In the early 1980s, the house was leased by the City of Bartlett to the Bartlett Historic Society in a 50-year contract for $1 per year, to save the house from planned demolition and to refurbish the property. The structure became the seat of the Bartlett Historic Society, and since 1990 it has housed the Bartlett Museum. Exhibits on display at the museum are of relevance to local history: the collection includes photographs, written documents on the history of Bartlett, artifacts, and period furniture. The museum is open to the public every first and third Sunday of the month from 2-4 pm. Admission to the museum is free.
On March 20, 2002, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After a $100,000 renovation in 2007, which included authentic new windows, doors and fixtures, the Gotten house was declared a Bartlett Historic Landmark by the Bartlett Historic Preservation Commission in 2008.
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- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- http://www.cityofbartlett.org/index.aspx?nid=55 History of Bartlett
- "Bartlett, TN - Official Website - History". City of Bartlett. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
- Dye, Robert W. Shelby County. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7385-4192-1.
- Historical marker in front of the Gotten House.
- "Gotten House now a landmark". Commercial Appeal, Memphis. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
- "Historic Facelift - Bartlett's Gotten House undergoes upgrades". Commercial Appeal, Memphis. 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
- "Historical Society hosts Christmas Open House". Bartlett Express. Suburban Community News Archive. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
- "History of Bartlett, Tennessee". RootsWeb. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
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