Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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
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.
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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.)
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.