Dubuisson--Neuhoff House

Also known as: Dubuisson, John H.and Dorothy House
1407 Chickering Rd., Forest Hills, Tennessee

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 27, 2003
Reference number
03001077
Architectural style
Modern Movement: International Style
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1939
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

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  • July 27, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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Dubuisson--Neuhoff House
Posted July 26, 2017, by Laurie Walton (lauriedbluw [at] aol [dot] com)

This is my Uncle John's and Aunt Dorothy's home. John was very involved in the designing. Dorothy's father Henry Neuhoff lived with them there after his wife died in an automobile accident.I spent many childhood days there: Christmasses,Easter Egg hunts,family dinners. Dorothy took me hiking with her in Percy Warner Park. We spent many a family Sunday afternoon there. As a child I was fascinated with how Dorothy had a button under the carpet in the dining room. She would step on it and the server would appear. I don't know if the subsequent owners changed the interior of the house. It was very avant garde with use of glass brick two stories high by the entrance stairs. It was a six acre plot on Chickering Road.The inspiration I believe was Art Deco.John died shortly after being promoted to President of Cain Sloan Department Stores.John, Dorothy, and Mr. and Mrs. Neuhoff are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Nashville and in the same Neuhoff plot is my mother, Eleanor Dubuisson Fossick.I believe I have some photos of when my children and I visited there in the 1970s and early 1980s which I may add later.