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Old Factory Store

 
 
Old Factory Store Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 8, 2012
1. Old Factory Store Marker (side 1)
Inscription. (side 1)
In 1799 Franklin founder Abram Maury sold Lot 20 to Joseph McBride. By 1825 Dyer Pearl, Thomas Parkes, and Joseph L. Campbell operated a steam-powered cotton & grist mill on East Margin and owned Lot 20 upon which was built a brick store in the Greek Revival style, complete with four distinctive Doric columns supporting a Grecian pediment. Other antebellum owners included Anderson & Baldwin (1833), Plunkett & Parkes (1843), M.G.L. Claiborne (1855), Spencer & McCoy (1858). On December 12, 1862 U.S. Brig. Gen. David Stanley ordered the machinery at the cotton factory and the stones of the grist mill destroyed but he spared the factory store after taking four wagon loads of flour and a wagon full of whiskey.
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(side 2)
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Like other public buildings and homes in Franklin, this local landmark served as a hospital for the wounded after the horrible conflict on November 30, 1864. In 1869 Enoch Brown purchased the building on Lot 20 from M.G.L. Claiborne for $1,300 separating its economic connection with the mill on East Margin. Jeremiah Shea purchased the Factory Store in 1884, which remained in the family until 1940. During the 20th century, the building housed Shea's Grocery, A.J. Edwards Antiques & Furniture Repair,
Old Factory Store Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 8, 2012
2. Old Factory Store Marker (side 2)
Elva Givens Antiques, Dotson's Restaurant (1954-1978), and First Citizens' Bank. The Factory Store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
 
Erected 2005 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 55.578′ N, 86° 52.007′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on East Main St (U.S. 31) west of 1st Avenue North, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original St Philip Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John H. Eaton (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Franklin Cotton Factory and Foundry / Lillie Mills (about 500 feet away); Ewen Cameron (about 500 feet away); Lot 60 at the Corner of Cameron & Church Street / "Bucket of Blood" Neighborhood (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Old Factory Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 8, 2012
3. Old Factory Store Marker
Old Factory Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 8, 2012
4. Old Factory Store Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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