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Lewis Buckner, the Black architect whose buildings erected 143 years ago in Tennessee are still in good state

Lewis Buckner, the Black architect whose buildings erected 143 years ago in Tennessee are still in good state

Lewis Buckner’s work began gaining prominence in the 1870s. By the late 19th century, many of the houses in Sevier County in Tennessee were built by him. building houses throughout Sevier County that featured robust Italianate and Queen Anne style architectural elements. His unique trademark was that his buildings featured strong Italianate and Queen Anne-style…

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