c. 1815 – Dandridge, TN – $199,000

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Added to OHD on 8/11/17 - Last OHD Update: 8/11/17
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Sqft: 2400
  • Acres: 0.4
221 W Main St, Dandridge, TN 37725 Map: Street View
  • historic thula swann house built circa 1815. in historic area of dandridge, just one block from the old courthouse, across from roper mansion, walk to restaurants, shops and the farmers market. the exterior and most of the interior walls are made of hand made brick. the hand rail of the spiral stair case is walnut. there are four fireplaces, most of the flooring is original.on the main floor: kitchen, breakfast, formal dining, master bedroom, full bath, laundry, den, parlor. on upper level: landing, 2 bedrooms. full bath. central gas heat, new ac, roof 6 yrs old. detached "smoke house" ...has electricity and is used as shop and storage. live in a piece of early dandrdige! zoned for residential or commercial.
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4 Comments on c. 1815 – Dandridge, TN – $199,000

  1. Tommy Q (408 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 1:07 pm //

    Wow. What a grand old house. I look forward to the pro’s saying what style this is exactly.

  2. CharlestonJohn CharlestonJohn (604 comments) - 08/12/2017 at 9:58 am //

    My take on the styling… Both the posted house and the Roper mansion across the street are stylistically similar. Both were built during the peak of the Federal period (c.1820) and both have similar three bay front elevations framed with four plain pilasters. The pilasters and window lintels on the Roper house appear to have been painted or covered in stucco, which gives the house a Greek Revival look, although the documented build date is really too early for this style. The Roper Tavern next door to the posted house is a purer example of the Federal style (minus the Victorian front porch and 2/2 windows). In any event, the posted house, the Roper mansion, and the Roper tavern were all given Victorian era porches around maybe 1890 or so, which changed the look of all three buildings substantially.

  3. Morethanyouknow (7 comments) - 08/12/2017 at 11:45 am //

    A lovely neighborhood. Overall, quite a nice house.

    Too bad about that Victorian Error porch; it was so pure and handsome before. I dont mind Victorian on the sides or back, but for me, I like a pure facade.

  4. JimH JimH (3751 comments) - 08/12/2017 at 5:35 pm //

    The owners of the house mentioned in local info, Thula Swann (1892-1981) and Jerome Gass (1851-1921), were born too late to have been the builders. Gass was a prominent merchant in Dandridge, as were his father and grandfather, and research on the house history would likely lead to them. The Gass store in town closed in 1983 after over 150 years.
    I’m loving the Italianate details in an apparently older house, especially the staircase. Replacement windows and other updates, not so much.

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