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Franklin Town Hall and Library (McCoy House)
By far the most imposing of Franklin's few remaining antebellum houses, this Greek Revival structure with an Ionic entrance portico faces the courthouse, a fitting location for the home of a man who served as deputy sheriff, justice, and representative to the state legislature. A rear wing seems larger than the main block, mostly because it stands a full three stories tall to accommodate the slope of the property. A three-story rear porch fills the ell between the two blocks, and a two-story brick slave quarters remains in the rear yard. The McCoy House now serves as the town hall and library, a fitting adaptive reuse for the home of an exemplary civil servant.
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