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Tullahoma in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baillet Sisters

 
 
Baillet Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 16, 2009
1. Baillet Sisters Marker
Inscription.
Jane (Jennie) Baillet
1834 - 1918
Emma Adell Baillet
1838 - 1926
Affa Ann Baillet
1850 - 1934

This house was the home of Jane, Emma, and Affa Baillet whose family purchased the property in 1868. From around 1870 to 1913 the sisters, businesswomen and artists, owned and operated J. & E.A. Baillet Millinery Shop where they created original fashionable ladies wear and hats. Their legacy of Tennessee landscape and genre paintings date from 1870 and include estate portraits and historical sites of Tullahoma.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 72.)
 
Location. 35° 21.472′ N, 86° 12.465′ W. Marker is in Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street (U.S. 41) and Decherd Street, on the right when traveling north on Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tullahoma TN 37388, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Forrest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army of Tennessee (about 400 feet away); Tullahoma Campaign
Baillet Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
2. Baillet Sisters Marker
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Tullahoma Campaign (about 400 feet away); Isham G. Harris (about 400 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (about 400 feet away); The Red Caboose (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tullahoma.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
Baillet Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
3. Baillet Sisters Marker
Baillet House- Tullahoma Fine Art center image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, November 16, 2009
4. Baillet House- Tullahoma Fine Art center
Baillet Home and Tullahoma History Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
5. Baillet Home and Tullahoma History Trail Marker
The Tullahoma History Trail Marker reads:
Now the city's regional Fine Arts Center, sisters Jennie and Affa Baillet and their parents lived and worked here beginning in the 1870's. Jennie was an artist and the family operated a millinery store downtown. They watched much of what happened in Tullahoma during its prosperous years between 1875 and 1925.
Historic Preservation Society of Tullahoma, Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   5. submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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