Dortch Stove Works - Franklin, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
N 35° 55.968 W 086° 51.828
16S E 512285 N 3976503
The Factory at Franklin is a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment complex that occupies the circa-1929 buildings that once served as the Dortch Stove Works, Magic Chef and later the Jamison Bedding Company.
Waymark Code: WM1BYM
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 03/29/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
Views: 13

This complex of 10 Depression era buildings, with a total of 310,000 square feet, housed four different factories over its industrial lifetime. The buildings were built for the Allen Manufacturing Co. (stove manufacturers) in 1929. More than $100,000 worth of preferred stock was sold locally to finance their construction. After Allen Manufacturing went into receivership during the great Depression, Dortch Stove Works (1932 to 1955), Magic Chef (1855 to 1959) and Jamison Bedding Co. (1962 to 1991), successively occupied this site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1997 to 1998, the complex was renovated by Franklin businessman, Calvin LeHew as a commercial, retail, an entertainment center.
Street address:
230 N. Franklin Rd.
P.O. Box 864
Franklin , TN USA

County / Borough / Parish: Williamson

Year listed: 1997

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Retail

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 9:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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