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JUDGE NATHAN GREEN, SR. HOUSE-
607 WEST MAIN STREET

This house was constructed soon after Judge Nathan Green Sr (1792-1866) moved to Lebanon in May 1850 and purchased six acres on the north side of the turnpike leading to Nashville. Green had served on the Tennessee Supreme Court for twenty-one years before his retirement in 1852, when he accepted a professorship to teach law at Cumberland University.

Preceding his tenure on the Supreme Court, Green had been Chancellor of the East Tennessee Division of the court while a resident of Franklin County, Tennessee. In September 1865 Green and his son Nathan Green Jr. re-established Cumberland’s law school which had closed in April 1861 with the outbreak of the Civil War.

Built in a simple Federal style, very common in ante-bellum Middle Tennessee, the structure has been home to several prominent Lebanon families. Amzi and Alice Williamson Hooker were one such family. Hooker (1878-1933) was President of the Lebanon National Band and had a successful lumber business. Members of the family lived in the home from the early 1900s to the mid-1970s.


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