One Of Oldest Log Homes At University Of The South Suffers Heavy Fire Damage

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The oldest log home at the University of the South at Sewanne suffered heavy damage on Friday night.

Fire broke out at the historic Rebel’s Rest at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Fire units arrived a short time later, but flames were shooting high in the air.

Rebel's Roost was built as the family home of Major George Fairbanks a year after the close of the Civil War.

The house had been closed for renovations and many valuable paintings had been removed.

No one was injured.


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