Tulip Grove

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Tulip Grove
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Tulip Grove is located in Tennessee
Tulip Grove
Location Lebanon Rd, Hermitage, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°12′44.43″N 86°36′11.33″W / 36.2123417°N 86.6031472°W / 36.2123417; -86.6031472Coordinates: 36°12′44.43″N 86°36′11.33″W / 36.2123417°N 86.6031472°W / 36.2123417; -86.6031472
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1836
Architect William C. Hume, Joseph Rieff
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 70000607[1]
Added to NRHP February 26, 1970

Tulip Grove is an antebellum house built nearby the Hermitage in 1836 for Andrew Jackson Donelson, who was the nephew of Andrew Jackson.[2] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

History[edit]

While Andrew Jackson was still President in 1834, Andrew Jackson Donelson decided to build Tulip Grove in land close-by to the Hermitage. The house was completed in 1836 with the original name of "Poplar Grove." President Martin Van Buren suggested he rename it to Tulip Grove in 1841.[3]

In 1858, Donelson sold the property to the parents of painter Mayna Treanor Avent (1868–1959), who grew up at Tulip Grove.[4] Later, it passed through successive owners until 1964 when it was acquired by the Ladies' Hermitage Association.

Architecture[edit]

Tulip Grove is representative of the antebellum Greek Revival style that was popular before the American Civil War. It consists of two main stories, a basement, and attic.

Tulip Grove Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The Hermitage, p. 33, Published by the Ladies' Hermitage Association, 1997
  3. ^ On site descriptive signage
  4. ^ Tennessee Portrait Project

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