Mayna Treanor Avent Studio

Also known as: Avent Cabin
Jake's Creek Trail, 1.0 mi. S of Elkton, Elkmont, Tennessee



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Built around 1845 by Humphrey Ownby, the cabin remained in the family until 1918 when purchased (along with 18.5 acres) by Frank Avent. The National Park Service acquired the property in 1932 giving the Avent family a lifetime lease. Logging in Elkmont continued through the 1930s, orchards grew on the hillsides, and city families spent hot summers enjoying cool mountains in their little resort community as the forest gradually returned. In 1992, most of the Elkmont leases expired including the Aventís, but this did little to ease the long-running battle over Elkmont.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 7, 1994
Reference number
NR name
Avent, Mayna Treanor, Studio
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Log Cabin
Areas of significance
Art; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Outdoor recreation
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1900-1924; 1850-1874
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2015: Photo imported by pam phillips