APTA Marking Two Homes This Coming Sunday

Sep 26, 2011 at 10:54 am by bryan

The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA), Rutherford County Chapter will will unveil markers for two properties this coming Sunday October 2nd.

513 North Maney Avenue


Starting at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, a ceremony will be held at the home of Bonnie Black at 513 North Maney Avenue.  The “Fulgham Nuell Black House” is a restored gable front and end design frame with trim and details of the Victorian era of homebuilding in Murfreesboro.   The land on which this house is built once was on the lane leading to the Maney plantation known as Oak Manor or Oaklands. The house, built circa 1876, by G. H. Fulgham, was one of the first known as the “Maney Additions” town lots.  Following the Civil War, Lewis Maney and D.D. Maney sold this land to pay debts for the family.  This was the beginning of historic Maney Avenue which is the site of many historic and architectural buildings of that period. 

225 North Highland Avenue

The second APTA marking this coming Sunday afternoon will be at the home Andrea Broxton at 225 North Highland Avenue. A light reception will follow that ceremony.  The “Gannaway Broxton Pirtle House” is on the corner of the Main Street Historic District and is a 1907 Arts and Craftsman home, built by Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Gannaway and Mary Tarpley Gannaway in 1907.   The Gannaway family converted the single family home to include apartments during the depression years.  The home later went through several owners and ultimately became six apartments. Andrea and her son have beautifully restored this property as a residence taking it back to the details that are so much appreciated in the Arts and Craftsman houses at the turn of the 20th century.

The Rutherford County APTA chapter has had a long term successful marking program and continues to mark properties and are always accepting applications should you want to have a house, church or commercial building considered. Individual membership is $20. For more information, contact Chapter President Denise Carlton at carltondenise@gmail.com or phone 615-604-0401. 

The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities was established in 1951, with a                                                                                                       “mission is to promote and encourage active participation in the preservation of Tennessee’s rich, historical, cultural, architectural and archeological heritage through restoration, education, advocacy and statewide cooperation”.    

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