“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

University House

University House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. University House Marker
Inscription. 1800s residence with dogtrot. The dogtrot, also called possum or dog run, reached its peak in the South from 1780 to 1830. Since connecting log structures is difficult, a family in need of more space would often build a second room a few feet away. Both log rooms and their connecting 'dogtrot' would be covered by a continuous roof. The chimneys, either stone or brick, were placed on the exterior to avoid overheating the house from cooking during the warmer months. During the hot summer months, cooking and other family actives were done outside in the dogtrot. This house, which formerly stood on the present site of MTSU campus, dates to the mid-1800s.
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front Street. Click for map. This marker is located on the outer wall of the University House. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House (here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (here, next to this
University House image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. University House
marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin) (here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Country Store (here, next to this marker); Ash Hopper (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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