The Tennessee Historical Commission Tuesday announced the addition of the Wilson-Crouch House in Tullahoma to the National Register of Historic Places.
“The latest National Register of Historic Places listing reflects Tennessee’s heritage and honors a residence that is worthy of being recognized and appreciated,” said Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick McIntyre.
The Wilson-Crouch House is located in a residential neighborhood, south of the downtown, in Tullahoma, Coffee County. The Craftsman bungalow was built in 1917 for John Van and Nellie Wood Nelson. It is an important example of the Craftsman style in Tullahoma. The Craftsman style of architecture was especially popular during the early part of the 20th century. In contrast to the more ornate styles of the Victorian era, the Craftsman style contained less elaborate woodwork. The 1 ½ story brick Wilson- Crouch House is an excellent example of this as is seen in the large overhanging roof eaves supported by wood knee braces, the large front dormer, and full front porch with its large tapered brick supports. Inside the coffered ceilings, multiple pane windows, and built-in storage cabinets continue the Craftsman style.
John Van Wilson was a Tullahoma businessman who operated a general store. The house was sold to Heloise Hickerson and Hubert Adair Crouch in 1924. Hubert Adair Crouch was the manager of the Tullahoma Ice and Coal Company and was active in community affairs. The house remained in the Crouch family until around 2003.
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission, as the State Historic Preservation Office, administers the program in Tennessee.
For more information, visit http://tnhistoricalcommission.org.