Heritage Alliance is holding its annual awards event this Thursday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Stone-Pennebaker Place, located on 116 Towles Avenue. The current owners are beginning renovations and have invited everyone to attend.
The Stone-Pennebaker Place, built in 1857, is located on a high hill, formerly called Rebel Hill, north of McMinnville. The one-and-a-half story brick, Greek Revival house was built for Dillard Stone, whose untimely death in April 1857 came before the house was complete.
According to the National Register of Historic Places, the Stone-Pennebaker Place “is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture of this scale. The house exhibits many features of the Greek Revival style: pedimented portico, distyle in antis entry, acanthus leaf motifs on the exterior and shouldered architrave surrounds on the interior.”
During this event, guest speaker Dr. Mary Evins will discuss the role of local women’s groups and the suffrage movement in Tennessee. Evins is a member of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Collaborative consisting of historians across the state, who document women’s work, call attention to women’s activism and honor the legacy of women in the public sphere as part of the 19th Amendment’s centennial anniversary.
Heritage Alliance serves as the chief preservation agent for Warren County.