Eli Martin Family Home 1898

Taken at Martin Family Home, Ripley, Tennessee USA on .

Eli Martin Family home, Easter 1898. Juanita Martin,(shown)never married, worked for the FBI in Washington, D. C. until her retirement. This blue-gray and white Victorian home was built in 1880 by Billy Martin, brother to Eli, and was located in Ripley, Tenn., near the railroad. It boasted lovely fruit, vegetable and flower gardens, 12-foot ceilings, heart-pine floors, four fireplaces, double parlors, two baths, kitchen and dining rooms and four bed chambers.
In the rear yard was a smoke house, well house, chicken coops and carriage house.

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