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Patterson House002.jpg
This house was built in 1900, but the first name on the lease, Mrs. Jane Kane, didn’t buy this house until 1902. Maddie Betts bought the house that same year and lived there for seven years. The Handys bought it from her in 1909. Frank Handy was a…

McCrady House.jpg
This house was built by Mrs. Sarah McCrady, the widow of Dr. John mcCrady who died in 1881.

She had lived in The Selden house from 1881 to 1885 after the fire in Otey Hall.  She was the grandmother of Dr. Edward McCrady, the vice-chancellor.

It…

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Known as the Fairbanks House for Miss Florida Fairbanks of Sewanee who was the step-daughter of Maj. George R. Fairbanks. This small Folk Victorian on Kentucky Avenue changed hands throughout the years. Frederick Johnson was one of the earlier…

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Known as the Fairbanks House for Miss Florida Fairbanks of Sewanee who was the step-daughter of Maj. George R. Fairbanks. This small Folk Victorian on Kentucky Avenue changed hands throughout the years. Frederick Johnson was one of the earlier…

Collins House003.jpg
Despite being built in 1905, the earliest record of this house is of Dr. Herbert Collins’ buying the lease in 1910. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he received his medical degree from Sewanee in 1906. It is assumed that he practiced in this…

Collins House002.jpg
Despite being built in 1905, the earliest record of this house is of Dr. Herbert Collins’ buying the lease in 1910. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, he received his medical degree from Sewanee in 1906. It is assumed that he practiced in this…

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This Folk Victorian cottage has seen many owners over the years. Pat Riley was the first leaseholder in 1895 and was taken over by Ed Riley in 1935. Maggie Riley, wife of Ed Riley, later took over the lease and subsequently sold to Claude Terrill…

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Built by a family who had returned from France, this house was known for its elegant appearance and gilded chairs. Unfortunately, the name of this original family is unknown. In 1909, Benjamin L. Coulson purchased the home. Following the death of the…

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House003.jpg
Arthur Ben Chitty, late historiographer at the University of the South, once called the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House a "little gem of a building." Modern day owners Mishoe Brennecke and Fred Croom have re-vitalized this Victorian…

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Arthur Ben Chitty, late historiographer at the University of the South, once called the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House a "little gem of a building." Modern day owners Mishoe Brennecke and Fred Croom have re-vitalized this Victorian…
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