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| Institution Name: King College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Residence of the Painter Family
Location on Campus: 337 Painter Rd. (offsite but owned by College)
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Foundation: log; stone|
|Walls: logs and mortar; brick (three layers); plaster|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1828||private residence (served many people including the original residing farm family, the Painter family)|
|ca. 2004-present (2007)||other (rental property for the college)|
Significance: architecture, culture, education, engineering, history, religion
Landmark designation: Narrative: see below
References: see below
Although Painter Place was built in Tennessee, the front porch is actually in Virginia. The back room over the kitchen was not accessible to the rest of the house. Itinerant preachers could stop by and use the "prophet's room" anytime they needed it.
The previous owner, Carrie Painter, was the radio announcer for Tennessee Ernie Ford in her younger days.
The house does have air conditioning now, an added kitchen, and an indoor bathroom. The remaining rooms have either been left as they were or have been restored to their original condition. The house is currently a rental property for the college; renters are usually employees who also care for the property.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Special Collections, Facilities Management Office |
|Government Offices |
|Other: Bristol Historical Association |