c. 1900 – Dover, TN

Added to OHD on 9/6/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   7 Comments
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224 Taylor Chapel Rd, Dover, TN 37058

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  • $109,999
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1439 Sq Ft
  • 12.5 Ac.
Beautiful farm overlooking the outskirts of Dover. Approximately 8 minutes from Land Between the Lakes South Welcome Center, 10 minutes to KY Lake and Paris Landing. Possible horse or cattle farm with multiple barns and possible building site at the top of the field. Lots of potential!!
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Thomas Crutcher, Whitetail Properties
(217) 285-9000
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7 Comments on c. 1900 – Dover, TN

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  1. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1042 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The unassuming exterior is very appealing. The tight and winding treads of the staircase suggest a build date much earlier than the realtor’s default date of 1900. Is that a log wall adjacent to the stairs? There may be a more interesting house lurking beneath the numerous “updates” of the past century…

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    • MichaelMichael says: 2959 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      I missed the log structure you are referring to the first time I went through the pictures. I had to go back and look. If that is a hand hewn log wall, it gives credibility to your thought of an underlying log structure. Great observation!

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    • RogerRoger says: 26 comments
      Lancaster, OH

      That is a log wall.
      But I can’t figure out what room the doorway is in and where the stairs lead to.
      For log houses I try to look for window sills and doorways to see how wide they are.
      Sometimes the inside wall thickness is not log because they were sometimes only one large room on ground floor and second floor.
      Looks like a outside entrance door for a cellar or basement of some kind.
      Lots of old log homes would have a kitchen built on the back and one story wood frame.
      Same thing I noticed for old brick houses also for kitchen added later.
      Probably was a summer kitchen and then wanted a kitchen attached to the house.

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      • The small outside entrance is a doorway to the basement. Yes, the kitchen was added to the back of the original log home. The logs are in very good condition. The stairs lead to a send floor in the original log cabin portion. The stair treads are very worn and very dangerous.

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    • Yes, the front part of the house is a log cabin. After taking off the paneling, the rough sawn wood covering that, we finally got down to the logs and they are in wonderful shape! The back part is 2 additions that we feel were done in the 20th century.

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1042 comments
        OHD Supporter

        How exciting! Take lots of photos to document the house as you work on it… you’ll be glad you did. I hope you can retain much of the original staircase while making it safe again — it adds a lot of character. Good luck with your work!

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  2. natira121natira121 says: 753 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    I wish there were more pictures of this one! It’s very similar to my own house, right down to the winder stairs. And while I didn’t know it when I started with major repairs, the addition to my house (c.1900) was built using plank framing, which is a much older technique than the older part of the house (c.1877) and generally not seen on the West Coast

    At the time, I was horrified at finding walls with no studs in them. I later learned that it’s a common reaction to finding plank framing, and one of the reasons so few houses built that way still exist.

    I have often wondered about houses built with old techniques. If documentation is lacking, who would know if a house was built in 1900 or 1800 in cases such as mine, and possibly this listed house as well?

    In the case of my house, I knew it couldn’t be older than 1850ish…. hardly anyone was here then! And as I learned more about the house and the neighborhood, I managed to track down all three previous owners, and approximate dates for build, addition, major storm damage and repair, and the inclusion of a toilet with an actual septic tank.

    Old houses can be such fun mysteries!

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