Sarah Swann Hall

Sarah Swann Hall (HM21ZX)

Location: Jefferson City, TN 37760 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 7.33', W 83° 29.541'

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(1904)

Side 1Sarah Swann Hall, Grand Lady of Carson~Newman University, has been "home" to generations of students. Colonel Alfred Reuben Swann (1843~1926), visionary Jefferson County businessman and Carson~Newman trustee, built this stately home for female students in memory of his mother, Sarah Austell Swann (1808~1888). Its Georgian architecture with Corinthian columns, inviting porch, fireplace, formal parlors, wooden staircase and dining room was an elegant addition to the campus.
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Two ornately furnished rooms served as halls for Calliopean & Hypatian Literary Societies, which met weekly. Until 1945, residents' duties, in exchange for room fees, were also lessons in the domestic arts. From 1943~1945 Sarah Swann Home was headquarters and residence for WWII V~12 Navy Training Program shipmates. In 1965 capacity increased when college officials moved the Society Halls to Henderson Memorial Hall and converted the space to living areas. Restored Hypatian stained glass was hung in the parlors circa 2013.
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HM NumberHM21ZX
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Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 275695 N 4000375
Decimal Degrees36.12216667, -83.49235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 7.33', W 83° 29.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 7' 19.8" N, 83° 29' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1637 Russell Ave, Jefferson City TN 37760, US
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