William Blount Mansion

200 W. Hill Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee

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William Blount Mansion

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, R.J. Crisco, Photographer April 23, 1934 NORTHWEST VIEW, MAIN ENTRANCE.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

From 1792 until his death, this was the impressive structure was the residence of William Blount (1749-1800), who had already represented North Carolina in the Continental Congress (1782-83, 1786-87), and signed the U.S. Constitution when he moved west to present-day Tennessee in 1790. While Governor of the Southwest Territory, Blount was instrumental in Tennessee's admission to the Union and was one of her first U.S. Senators. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 12, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000726
NR name
Blount, William, Mansion
Areas of significance
Exploration/Settlement; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1792; 1800
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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