The Blair-Moore House
201 West Main Street
1832
This two-story brick house was built in 1832.  The unusual brick detail work and stepped gables were influenced by Greek revival architecture.  The house contains solid brick walls and the original boot scrape is still located in the limestone front steps.

According to owner Tami Moore, "Legend is that the property was originally owned by the Bean family.  During the restoration/renovation 2 different old foundations from much earlier buildings were found (one under the present house and the other where the terrace is now located). Russell Bean was the first white child born in Tennessee.  The Bean family is also noted for being the makers of the famous Bean rifles which are highly sought after today by collectors.  The existing house was built in 1832 by John Blair who was a Congressman and an attorney in town.  It remained a private residence until the 1920's when it was converted into apartments. From the 1920's until 1993  (when the current owners purchased the property), it had fallen into such  a poor condition that it the restoration took nearly 6 years to complete."

The home is now  a Bed and Breakfast Inn.


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