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Near Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 
 
Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
1. Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture Marker
Inscription.  The buildings you see along this shaded street are a hodgepodge of designs. These rustic cabins were built by city dwellers inspired by the “back-to-nature” movement. Influenced by the craftsman style of architecture, which emphasized simplicity and the use of natural materials, some cabins are made of board and batten, while others use rough-hewn logs. Outdoor living spaces such as large porches brought nature into these mountain retreats. Rustic design continued in the interior, with exposed wood ceilings, walls, and floors.

Elkmont architecture is eclectic. While most of the cabins reflect characteristics of the craftsman style, all have been changed over the years, repaired and remodeled to suit individual needs.

Some cabins along this street, like those you see in this picture, were adapted from railroad “set-off houses.” Their original use was temporary, mobile housing for timber workers and their families.
 
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture

Marker detail: Levi Trentham Cabin image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Levi Trentham Cabin
This cabin originally built in 1830 along Jakes Creek as a one-story log house, is one of the oldest buildings in the region. It used to belong to long-time resident Levi Trentham and was dismantled, moved behind the Mayo cabin, and remodeled to serve as a guest house in 1932.
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Location. 35° 39.178′ N, 83° 34.88′ W. Marker is near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Jakes Creek Road B north of Little River Road, on the right when traveling north. Access to Jakes Creek Road B and Little River Road is via Elkmont Road, about 4˝ miles west of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sugarlands Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Back to Nature (within shouting distance of this marker); Appalachian Clubhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Appalachian Club (about 400 feet away); Quite a Social Place (about 400 feet away); Rare Mountain Forest (about 400 feet away); Elkmont Historic District: Appalachian Club (about 600 feet away); Spence Cabin (about 800 feet away); Wonderland Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
Regarding Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture. Included within Elkmont Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #94000166.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Elkmont Historic District
Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
3. Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture Marker
(looking northeast from Jakes Creek Road B • Levi Trentham log cabin visible in right background)

 
Also see . . .
1. Elkmont, Tennessee (Wikipedia). Seventeen of the nineteen structures chosen for restoration and preservation are located in the Appalachian Club's "Daisy Town" section. These were selected primarily as the oldest and most historically notable structures in the historic district. Most of the cottages were built between 1910 and 1930, and renovated numerous times over subsequent decades (many of the porches were added in the 1970s). (Submitted on May 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Elkmont Historic District. The Trentham name is prominent in the history of Elkmont. Robert Trentham was one of the first settlers in Elkmont. His cabin was built in 1845. But the cabin is now known as the Levi Trentham Cabin, Levi being Robert Trentham’s son. (Submitted on May 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Levi Trentham Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
4. Levi Trentham Log Cabin
(located about 30 yards east of marker)
Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
5. Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B
Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
6. Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B
Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
7. Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B
Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
8. Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B
Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
9. Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B
Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
10. Elkmont Historic District Cabin on Jakes Creek Road B
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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