September 29, 2008

Historic Home?

Filed under: Homes — lessie @ 4:39 pm

So finally a full picture of the home in the shots below. 🙂 It is on Boulevard, adjacent to Boulevard Baptist. Though I have searched (a little) for information, I haven’t learned anything official about the history behind this home. The Anderson City web site has maps of the Boulevard Historic District, but individual homes aren’t labeled or described. The parking around this house appears a little commercial, so I wonder if it is no longer a personal residence. Notice the balcony behind the front columns? Quite an intriguing place. But like my mother says, wouldn’t want to clean it. 🙂

Angie, a friend who lives in Anderson, says she believes the above home is known as the Brown House. Is this the Dexter Brown Home listed on the Anderson City web site? Hmmm…



  1. It is sure majestic looking! It’s a shame you can’t find more information. Our home was built in 1860 and I’m having a heck of a time finding things out too. I plan to make a trek to the hostorical society one of these days and go from there!

    Comment by Tanya — September 29, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

  2. Seeing a photo of this house makes me happy. I remember it well! I feel a wave of nostalgia enveloping me again.

    Comment by Dawn Chilton — September 30, 2008 @ 4:12 am

  3. My grandmother grew up on the corner diagonally
    across from the majestic Brown family home(pictured). We have a family photo (circa 1910?) of my grandfather and grandmother prior to their marriage posed in front of this Anderson treasure.

    Comment by Martha Bennett — October 1, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

  4. Mrs. Boyce[Lillian Brown}Glenn is the daughter of Dexter Brown who built this home on the Boulevard. A similsr home was built on the site next door where Boulevard Baptist Church stands now and was built by my grandfather D.A.Ledbetter. My father Fred B. Ledbetter grew up in this home along with 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

    Comment by Ann L. Chamblee — October 24, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    • This was my great grandmother’s house. You’re correct that it is called the Brown House. She died when I was very young, but I believe she left it to the church. After that I don’t know exactly what happened but I just realized it is up for sale. I’d love to buy it but it’s way way to much.

      Mrs. Chamblee, are you related to Pershing Chamblee? He was my grandfather.

      Comment by Russell Brown — December 8, 2011 @ 2:50 am

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