The Mitchell House is a fantastic example of neoclassical style architecture. Built as the home of Castle Heights President, David Mitchell, it was completed in 1910. The three story, Sewanee sandstone structure has 10,600 square feet and many fine original features such as hand-carved woodwork, ornamental ceilings and an impressive staircase. In 1936 the building became the home of the Junior School for the Castle Heights Military Academy.
After the school closed in 1986, the home sat empty and neglected for over ten years. The Cracker Barrel Foundation, with its national headquarters in Lebanon, oversaw the complete restoration of the structure in 1998. Now the Executive Office of Sigma Pi Fraternity International, the building is a grand testament to the community’s preservation efforts.