The Battle of Franklin Trust: Carter Farm Office
The Carter Farm Office part of the Carter House State Historic Site, a nationally important historic site and listed with the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered to be the most battle damaged structure still standing from the time of the American Civil War. Our scope of work included removal of improvements made over the years; structural wood repairs; addition of stone pier supports; removal and reinstallation of existing wood flooring; removal of plaster; repair of wood siding and other existing wood elements; repair of masonry; installation of rain diverter; removal of lead-based paint; new drywall; repainting; wood graining; repair and replacement of existing windows; and repair of bullet riddled door.
The work was done without any modifications to the bullet holes that make the structure significant. All the repair work was done while the historic site was open to the public. Special care was taken to conform to the requirements of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Tennessee Department of Archaeology. The project was completed ahead of schedule to be open before the commemoration of the Battle of Franklin.