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A peek at Smith-Trahern’s holiday trees

          The annual exhibit of holiday trees at the Smith-Trahern Mansion on McClure Street is underway, offering visitors a glimpse of history and some new twists on stylish decor in keeping with the mood and design of the home.

Built in 1858 by wealthy tobacconist Christopher Smith, this masterpiece overlooks the Cumberland River. Constructed during the troubled Pre-Civil War era, the home reflects the transition between Greek Revival and Italianate styles, which were so popular at that time. The home boasts grand hallways, an exquisite curved staircase, and a “widow’s walk” on the roof. In March 1988, that Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Smith Trahern Mansion is open weekdays, 9:30am-2:30pm, evenings and weekends by appointment. Admission is a bargain at $2. For more information call (931) 648-9998.

Photos by Kelly Anne LaPlante


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