The Triplex

The Triplex (HMZDU)

Location: Nashville, TN 37076 Davidson County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 12.923', W 86° 36.791'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Reclaiming the Past

Rarely do facts alone uncover the past. Scholarship, judgment, and analysis all have roles in interpreting evidence, and hints, of long-ago lives. So it is with these stones marking the location of a building that Hermitage archaeologists have named the Triplex. Likely built in the1820s or 1830s during construction of the mansion, its limestone foundation and brick walls echo those of Jackson's home. Along with its location and division of space, uncovered artifacts suggest that the Triplex was the living and work space for many of the enslaved who worked in and around the mansion, serving the Jackson's and their guests.

Although artifacts rarely tell personal stories, Hermitage archaeologist believes that the numerous sewing items recovered in the middle room belonged to Gracy Bradley. Andrew Jackson purchased Gracy and her family in Washington, D.C. during his presidency to be a skilled seamstress and personal servant to Jackson's daughter-in-law Sarah Yorke Jackson. At The Hermitage, Gracy married Alfred, who took the name Jackson after emancipation. For reasons we may never know, Gracy chose the surname of Bradley and passed it on to her children. The story of The Hermitage is as much a Bradley story as it is a Jackson story.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:53pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 534767 N 4007907
Decimal Degrees36.21538333, -86.61318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.923', W 86° 36.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 55.38" N, 86° 36' 47.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville TN 37076, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?