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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

University House

 
 
University House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
 
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front Street. This marker is located on the outer wall of the University House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House
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(here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); 1900s Telephone Building (here, next to this 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
University House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. University House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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