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Address: 808 Athenaeum St., Columbia, TN 38401
Phone Number: +1 931-381-4822
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From 1852 to 1904, this was a girls' school that taught the same subjects...

From 1852 to 1904, this was a girls' school that taught the same subjects boys were learning.

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We enjoyed the private tour we received. It was fascinating to learn about the history of the house and the owners. That house has seen many changes in the area it sits in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We enjoyed the private tour we received. It was fascinating to learn about the history of the house and the owners. That house has seen many changes in the area it sits in. Colored glass windows were pretty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Beautiful place to visit. There is so much history here. It used to be a girls school. My brother had his 1st wedding here.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I spend a lot of time visiting historic homes. This is one of the most unusual, I have seen. It is built in the Moorish Revival style, circa 1835. The floor plan is in a simple "H" form. In the dining room, which is the central room, it has doors opening onto both front and rear porches, The room also... More 

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Columbia, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I found this to be an interesting visit. To see a slice if history revealed. The daily life of the time period and the history surrounding the Athenaeum takes one back to that time period. This example of Southern charm and grace does need a work and assistance to maintain its charm.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Once proud purveyor of Southern Charm now needs assistance. Neglect and decay must stop soon before she declines further.

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