Alcoa in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
is listed in the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 35° 46.799′ N, 83° 57.911′ W. Marker is in Alcoa, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Harding Street and North Wright Road, on the right when traveling west on Harding Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 N Wright Rd, Alcoa TN 37701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alcoa's First Fire Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Babcock Lumber & Land Company and the Vose Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hall Community (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Commercial Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charles M. Hall School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sam Houston Schoolhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Duck Pond and Lily Pond Initial Plant & Town Site Construction / The Mule Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alcoa.
Regarding Millennium Manor. It was built by William Andrew Nicholson and his wife, Fair, between 1937 and 1946. Nicholson, a mason and carpenter who worked at the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) plant across the street, used Roman architectural techniques in building the home of Tennessee Pink Marble. The Nicholsons intended for it to survive Armageddon (which they believed would occur in 1969) and for a thousand years beyond, hence the Millennium Manor name. Fair Nicholson died in 1950, and her husband died in 1965. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020.
Also see . . .
1. Millennium Manor. Wikipedia entry on the unusual house and how it was constructed. (Submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Millennium Manor Castle. Millennium Manor was designed by William Andrew Nicholson to survive Armageddon and 1000 years beyond. Even though William has passed on, the Manor's legacy lives on through owner Dean Fontaine. He so graciously allowed us a (Submitted on April 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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