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Winchester in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Built 1880s

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
1. Built 1880s Marker
Inscription.  In 1881, a tightrope walker performed on a wire stretched between the corner building and the old courthouse cupola. Dr. Robert Knox gave his name to this building when he purchased it in 1906. H. C. Schwartz’s photographic studio was upstairs, along with some doctors' offices. Chero-Cola Bottling Works was downstairs, followed by a variety of other businesses. In 1948, Bob Winton established an auction and realty company in the corner office.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 35° 11.169′ N, 86° 6.68′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue SE and South College Street (Alternate U.S. 41) on 1st Avenue SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 1st Avenue SE, Winchester TN 37398, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Built 1880s (a few steps from this marker); Built 1959 (a few steps from this marker); Built 1890s (a few steps from this marker); Did You Know? / Franklin County Courthouse
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 1, 2021
2. Built 1880s Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Built 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Built 1890s (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel James Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Built 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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