Ravenswood (Brentwood, Tennessee)
Ravenswood, January 2015.
|Location||Wilson Pike, Brentwood, Tennessee 35°56′45″N 86°46′13″W|
|Area||52 acres (21 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival and Federal|
|NRHP reference #||83003073 |
|Added to NRHP||July 7, 1983|
Ravenswood is a property in Brentwood, Tennessee, that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1983. It dates from 1825 and is named for Sam Houston, known as "the Raven" to the Cherokee. Sam Houston attended the 1821 wedding of James Hazard Wilson II and his bride Emeline. Wilson built the house in 1821.
It was the manor house of one of the three largest plantations in Williamson County, prior to the American Civil War, having more than 1,000 acres (400 ha) in area and having many slaves. Other contenders for the largest plantation are the plantations of Beechwood Hall (the H. G. W. Mayberry House) and of Pleasant View (the Samuel F. Glass House), which are also NRHP-listed.
As of 2010, the city of Brentwood was anticipating a purchase of the property with 325 acres, from the family owners at a below-market price, to form a city park to be known as the Marcella Vivrette Smith Park.
The property includes Greek Revival and Federal architecture. When listed on the NRHP the property included five contributing buildings and three non-contributing buildings on an area of 52 acres (21 ha).
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- 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" (PDF). National Park Service.
- press release, city webpage with multiple items on the Ravenswood purchase
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