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Property Name Kennedy, Thomas P. Jr., House (Boundary Increase)
Reference Number 13000121
State Tennessee
County Davidson
Town Forest Hills
Street Address 6231 Hillsboro Pike, Forest Hills, TN
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic and Architectural Resources of Forest Hills, Tennessee, MPS
Status Listed 03/27/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000121.pdf
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The Thomas P. Kennedy, Jr. House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 under criterion C for its architectural significance. Built in 193 7, it is one of the most intact examples of the Colonial Revival style in Forest Hills. The dwelling has not been altered from its original design and retains much of its interior Colonial Revival-style detailing as well as exterior features. The house is sited on a prominent hill west of Hillsboro Pike and has a recessed two-story porch on the main facade, original eightover- eight wood sash windows, and gable dormers. The original nomination for this property included only the main house, pool, driveway and entry gates containing approximately 25.7 acres. This nomination amends the original boundary to include the additional 140.9 acres contained in the total parcel (166.6 acres) historically associated with the property and in recognition of its additional significance as a Nashville country estate of the early-201 h century. The Thomas P. Kennedy, Jr. House meets registration requirements set forth in the Multiple Property Documentation Form, Historic and Architectural Resources of Forest Hills, which was recognized under Criterion C for architecture.

 

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