2006-2007 "Viewing History" > Division 1: Adult Professional
By Joe Allen, Nashville (joeallenphotography.com)
Built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory, Falls Mill was later converted for use as a cotton gin, then as a woodworking shop. Today the water wheel drives millstones that produce cornmeal, grits and stoneground flour. The mill, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, is the centerpiece of the Falls Mill Historic District. It is open to the public (www.fallsmill.com).
By Randy Ball, Rogersville, Tennessee
Hale Springs Inn, built in the 1820s on the Courthouse Square in Rogersville, was the oldest continuously-operating inn in Tennessee unitl it closed in 1998. The inn, which hosted presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson and James K. Polk, is now being renovated by the Rogersville Heritage Association. The inn is on the National Register of Historic Places.
By Lucinda Turbeville, Powell, Tennessee*
Photographer's statement: This barn, which is used by the National Park Service to store hay, was included on a "history hike" led by the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club last February as part of our regular Wednesday morning hikes. It was February and there was a dusting of snow.
*Ms. Turbeville notes that she is considered a professional only by the hiking club, having placed first in their photo contests.
By Emily Timm Elliston, Union City
Photographer's statement: Entered on the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 1995, this 1887 Victorian brick house has been the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Nohsey since 1986. Each year they entertain their friends at an old-fashioned Christmas Open House. People come from miles around to enjoy this festive occasion. I always go unless I'm out of town. It just doesn't seem as much like the holiday season without attending this particular party!