ALFRED MOORE CARTER HOME - Elizabethton, TN
Posted by: vhasler
N 36° 20.937 W 082° 12.571
17S E 391468 N 4023332
Quick Description: Home originally of a posperous iron manufacturer. Modern architectural paints have improved its look from 1939.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 4:57:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM9VYZ
A point of interest in the TN guidebook was:
ALFRED MOORE CARTER HOME, on Elk Avenue, was designed by an architect from New Jersey and constructed in 1819. It is a plain two story structure from large double-hinge windows, having sixteen panes in the lower sash and twelve in the upper. The exterior walls are covered with tongued-and-grooved, hand-hewn, hand-planed boards and there is a small two-story porch in front. The interior has carved mantels and trim.
----- TENNESSEE - A Guide to the State (third printing 1949)
Address: 829 East Elk Avenue
This Greek Revival style house was "plain" in 1939, but now "striking" with use of coral-red architectural paint and white trim. The place was being operated as "Carter at Main Restaurant" until it became a causality of the 2009 recession. link .
Alfred Moore Carter was a prosporous iron manufacturer from the "Carter County" family. His son, Samuel "Powhatan" Carter was a Major General in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He lead a calvary raid of Unionists out of Kentucky to disrupt the vital East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad.