Lewis C. Buckner - 1C 80 - Sevierville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 35° 53.050 W 083° 34.275
17S E 267896 N 3974155
Quick Description: Lewis Buckner was a African-American craftsman after the Civil War. His Victorian-style homes featured ornate woodwork.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2011 4:19:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMB38M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:
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Born a slave, Lewis C. Buckner worked as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, and house builder in Sevier County after the Civil War. The talented African-American craftsman hand-carved elaborate furniture, mantels, staircases, and the exterior trim and porches for many Victorian-era houses. This house, enlarged around 1890 for Riley H. Andes, was one of Buckner's most ornate.

Now the art gallery of Robert A. Tino. Located right along main TN66 highway into Sevierville (probably the original country road which it replaced). Very neatly kept house and premises.
Marker Name: Lewis C. Buckner circa 1856-1924

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 1C 80

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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