Owen-Primm House

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Owen-Primm House
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Owen-Primm House, October 2014.
Owen-Primm House is located in Tennessee
Owen-Primm House
Owen-Primm House is located in the US
Owen-Primm House
Location Moores Ln. at Wilson Pike, Brentwood, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°58′1″N 86°46′46″W / 35.96694°N 86.77944°W / 35.96694; -86.77944Coordinates: 35°58′1″N 86°46′46″W / 35.96694°N 86.77944°W / 35.96694; -86.77944
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built c.1806, c.1845 and c.1900
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Central passage plan
MPS Williamson County MRA[2]
NRHP reference # 88000328[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1988

The Owen-Primm House was originally a log cabin built by Jabez Owen in 1806, and later expanded with wood framing by Thomas Perkins Primm in 1845.[3] This property in Brentwood, Tennessee was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

Dr. Jabez Owen was a prominent physician and planter in Brentwood who owned hundreds of acres around Moores Lane, Wilson Pike, and Concord Road. Dr. Owen was one of the wealthiest men in Williamson County, and at his death in 1850 he owned 58 slaves.[4] Some of these antebellum slave cabins still stand on the property today.[5]

It was built or has other significance in c.1806, c.1845, and c.1900. It includes Central passage plan and other architecture.[1]

When listed the property included four contributing buildings and two contributing structures on an area of 1.8 acres (0.73 ha).[1]

The property was covered in a 1988 study of Williamson County historical resources.[2]


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Thomason Associates and Tennessee Historical Commission (February 1988). "Historic Resources of Williamson County (Partial Inventory of Historic and Architectural Properties), National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination". National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Brandt, Robert S. Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads. 1995, p. 100
  4. ^ "Owen's Blacksmith Shop". Brentwood Historical Society. 
  5. ^ "Old Fashioned Spring Picnic at Owen Primm House". Brentwood Historical Society.