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John W. Carter House (The Gray Lady)

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The Gray Lady
1897, George F. Barber. 324 E. Church St.

Designs from Barber's office in Knoxville, Tennessee, spread across the United States by means of his many publications and mail-order plans. This house is typical in its irregular and exuberant massing and detailing. A porch spans the facade and wraps the polygonal corner tower, which is crowned by a ribbed and bulbous dome. The gable of the entrance portico is repeated on the second story. Built by lawyer, and later mayor, Carter as a wedding gift for his wife, Mary Drewery, the house has been adapted for use by the Rives S. Brown Real Estate Company.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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