Oaklands

N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Photos 

GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHWEST. FRONT FACES SOUTH

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

This house figured prominently in local history during the Civil War, serving as headquarters for unit commanders of both the Union and Confederate armies. It was the scene of Colonel William W. Duffield's surrender of the 23rd Brigade to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, and was visited by Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1862. The house was built in several successive stages, which present a continuum of architectural styles illustrating cultural life in Middle Tennessee during the 19th century. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1970
Reference number
70000616
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
ca. 1805; 1825; 1858

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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